Seven PGA TOUR Canada alumni earn PGA TOUR cards
Hubbard, Finau go from PGA TOUR Canada to the PGA TOUR in less than a year
August 25, 2014
- Mark Hubbard earned his PGA TOUR card less than a year after finishing in The Five on PGA TOUR Canada (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
Seven PGA TOUR Canada alumni earned their PGA TOUR cards on Sunday, finishing inside the Top 25 on the Web.com Tour money list. Two-time PGA TOUR Canada winner Adam Hadwin topped the list at No. 4, while two 2013 alumni of PGA TOUR Canada, Mark Hubbard and Tony Finau, made the leap from PGA TOUR Canada to the PGA TOUR in under a year's time.
Below are the players who will be moving on to the PGA TOUR next season (* denotes 2013 PGA TOUR Canada graduate).
No. 4 Adam Hadwin (Abbotsford, BC) - The 26-year old won twice in his PGA TOUR Canada career and claimed his first Web.com Tour win this season at the Chile Classic.
No. 8 Tony Finau (Salt Lake City, UT)* - Finau moved on from PGA TOUR Canada in 2013 after posting two top-10s, including a tie for fifth at the ATB Financial Classic.
No. 10 Steven Alker (Hamilton, NZ) - The 43-year old Kiwi won the PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit in 2000 after a two-win season.
No. 11 Andres Gonzales (Olympia, Washington) - The 2009 SIGA Dakota Dunes Open presented by SaskTel champion last played on PGA TOUR Canada in 2010, when he had two top-10 finishes.
No. 18 Mark Hubbard (Denver, CO)* - Hubbard, who won The Wildfire Invitational presented by PC Financial in 2013, becomes the first member of The Five to move directly from PGA TOUR Canada to the Web.com Tour and on to the PGA TOUR in one season's time.
No. 21 Byron Smith (Palm Springs, CA) - The four-time PGA TOUR Canada winner won the 2007 Order of Merit and claimed his first Web.com Tour win at the Rex Hospital Open.
No. 24 Roger Sloan (Merritt, BC) - Sloan won The Western Championship for his first PGA TOUR Canada win in 2011, and won the Nova Scotia Open on the Web.com Tour this season.
In addition to the seven who secured PGA TOUR cards, eight more PGA TOUR Canada alumni will have the opportunity to join them on the PGA TOUR next year by competing at the Web.com Tour Finals. Below are the names of the other alumni who made the Finals (* denotes 2013 PGA TOUR Canada member).
No. 31 Ryan Blaum*
No. 43 Travis Bertoni*
No. 49 Alistair Presnell
No. 56 Peter Tomasulo
No. 65 Tom Hoge
No. 67 Nathan Tyler*
No. 69 Nick Taylor*
No. 74 Carlos Sainz, Jr.*