Nationwide Tour Player of the Year: Brendon de Jonge

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Brendon de Jonge had one win, a runner-up and three third-place finishes in 2008.
December 15, 2008
PGA TOUR staff

The Zimbabwe native was a true ironman on the Nationwide Tour in 2008 when he participated in 28 of 30 events. Brendon de Jonge was second on the money list and earned a return trip to the PGA TOUR in 2009.

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• He finished inside the top 25 a whopping 60 percent of the time. De Jonge was so consistent in 2008 that he led the money list for seven straight weeks at the end of the season before Matt Bettencourt overtook him in the final event.

• De Jonge, who attended Virginia Tech and now lives in Charlotte, N.C., ranked third in scoring average. Over the 101 rounds he played in 2008, de Jonge averaged 69.78 strokes.

• His lone victory of the season -- his first on the Nationwide Tour -- came at the Xerox Classic. De Jonge beat Jarrod Lyle by four strokes at the tournament in Rochester, N.Y.

de Jonge's top-10 finishes in 2008
Date Tournament Rank
Jan. 27 Panama Movistar Championship T8
March 30 Chitimacha Louisiana Open Pres'd by Dynamic Industries T3
June 1 Bank of America Open T3
July 27 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational T3
Aug. 10 Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open 5
Aug. 17 Xerox Classic 1
Aug. 24 Northeast Pennsylvania Classic T2
Oct. 12 WNB Golf Classic T8
Oct. 19 Chattanooga Classic presented by Black Creek 5
MORE: To view de Jonge's full results from 2008, click here.
Key stats
Category 2008 Result Rank Additional stats
Driving Distance 298.9 31st Tot. Dist. - 53,205 Tot. Drvs. - 178
Greens in Regulation Percentage 71.10% 28th Greens Hit - 1,139 # Holes - 1,602
Putting Average 1.734 2nd GIR Putts - 1,975 Greens Hit - 1,139
Birdie Average 4.14 4th # Birdies - 418 Tot. Rnds. - 101
Scoring Average (Actual) 69.78 3rd Tot. strks - 7,048 Tot. Rnds. - 101
Sand Save Percentage 52.68% 20th # Saves - 59 # Bunkers - 112
Money Leaders $437,035 2nd - -
Par Breakers 23.54% 4th #Bird/Eagl - 428 #Holes - 1,818
Putts Per Round 28.91 3rd Tot. Putts - 2,573 Tot. Rnds. - 89
COMPLETE STATS: To see how de Jonge performed in every statistical category, click here.

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