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25 Web.com Players Graduate to PGA Tour
Now that the Web.com Tour Championship has been completed - with Jason Bolli - an Oregon native who now lives in South Carolina - winning by two strokes and pocketing $180,000, the dust has settled on the season and the top-25 money earners on the development circuit are moving on to the 2013 PGA Tour.
The group, in order of appearance on the money list, includes: Casey Wittenberg, Luke Guthrie, Russell Henley, Luke List, James Hahn, Shawn Stefani, Robert Streb, Ben Kohles, Bolli, David Lingmerth, Justin Hicks, Paul Haley II, Cameron Percy, Andres Gonzales, Scott Gardiner, Lee Williams, Darron Stiles, Brad Fritsch, Morgan Hoffman, Brian Stuard, Andrew Svoboda, Nicholas Thompson, Alistair Presnell and Doug Labelle II and Jim Herman.
Just missing out in 26th place was Camilo Benedetti, who finished less than $1,000 out of the cherished 25th spot.
Another player who got bumped down the list in the Web.com Tour Championship was Adam Hadwin, who, under pressure, closed with a 6-under 65 at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas. After he birdied the final hole, he was tied for second on the leaderboard, resulting in a projected 24th place on the money list.
But Hahn birdied the 18th to move Hadwin down into a tie for third, a difference in prize money that lowered the 24-year-old Canadian to No. 30. "I figured if I finished T2, I'd be in,'' said Hadwin, who ended up three strokes behind Bolli. "I did everything I could.''
Hoffman, a former All-American at Oklahoma State, got into events this year on sponsor's exemptions and Monday qualifiers. He made most of the opportunities as he closed with a 64 to finish third with Hadwin and end up 19th on the money list.
"It was a huge move, from missing Mondays left and right,'' said Hoffman, a 23-year-old from New Jersey. "It's been a great ride. Just getting on a roll and getting into events and finishing in the top 25, it's a great feeling.''
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