January 22 2013
Hadwin narrowly missed securing a TOUR card via the Web.com Tour in 2012. (Dunn/Getty Images)
By Michael Curet, PGATOUR.COM Contributor
Mark Baker and Adam Hadwin both carded 64s to earn medalist honors in the Farmers Insurance Open Monday qualifier at El Camino Country Club.
Michael McCabe and Brad Adamonis grabbed the other two spots, both shooting 66.
Baker, a 29-year-old Scottsdale, Ariz., native who has been playing mini tours, had an eagle and seven birdies with a single bogey, while Hadwin went 29-35 for his 64 with 11 birdies, one bogey and a double bogey.
Hadwin narrowly missed earning his PGA TOUR card last year, finishing just outside the top 25 on the Web.com Tour money list despite a tie for third at the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch.
The 29-year-old McCabe, a Thousand Oaks, Calif., native, will be making his PGA TOUR debut. In 2008, he made his first Web.com Tour cut at the Albertsons Boise Open Presented by Kraft, where he finished 57th. He spent most of 2012 playing on the Canadian Tour.
Florida native Adamonis, who turned 40 on Jan. 16, played on the PGA TOUR in 2008 and 2009. He nearly became a PGA TOUR winner in 2008 when he reached a three-way playoff with Kenny Perry and Jay Williamson in the John Deere Classic (won by Perry on first sudden-death playoff hole). A former winner on the Web.com Tour (2007, WNB Golf Classic), the Miami (Ohio) University product returned to the Web.com Tour in 2012 and made 14 of 26 cuts with three top-25 finishes.