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July 25 2010

8:06 PM

Low Canadian? Hadwin

Adam Hadwin, the former University of Louisville player who has been trying to get his TOUR card, somehow birdied the brutal 17th and 18th holes to finish 5 under, one shot ahead of Nationwide Tour regular Jon Mills, who bogeyed the 18th to finish one shot back of Hadwin.

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Hadwin had some big help this week in the form of caddie Craig Sinclair, who has logged countless rounds at St. George's.

Hadwin is sure to cash a pretty good check this week, but he has awhile to go to repay his sponsors. Most young players have to borrow money to hit the tour -- any tour -- and Hadwin is no exception.

"I got $60,000 to start," Hadwin said. "Well, they get -- after all my expenses are paid for the year, they get 75 percent of the earnings. After the first year, I think it's 13 percent. So I made them a deal they couldn't refuse.

"I'm hoping they're watching this and I can only give them the 10 back and they'll be happy with that. So I hope you're watching."

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