The final 25: Who earned their 2012 PGA TOUR card

Chris Condon/PGA TOUR
October 29, 2011
PGA TOUR staff

DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. -- Twenty-five members of the Nationwide Tour were awarded 2012 PGA TOUR cards today at the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island in Charleston, S.C. based on their season-ending finish on the money list.

Arkansas native Ken Duke claimed a two-shot victory over South Carolinian Scott Brown to win the Championship. Duke began the week 36th on the Nationwide Tour money list and vaulted to No. 7 with his win. Bounced from The 25 was Aussie James Nitties, who dropped three spots to No. 26 after finishing T35. Naval Academy graduate Billy Hurley was the 25th and final player to earn a card.

J.J. Killeen hung on to capture the money title with earnings of $414,273. The 30-year-old Texan becomes fully exempt on the PGA TOUR in 2012 and receives an invitation to THE PLAYERS Championship in May.

Nationwide Tour: Class of 2011
The top 25 earn full PGA TOUR cards for the 2012 season:
Pos.   Player Age Country College Comment Links
1 J.J.
Killeen*
30 Texas Christian Won back-to-back titles at Utah and Cox Classic. | Watch Profile
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2 Ted
Potter, Jr.*
28   Turned pro at age 19. Heading to the PGA TOUR after a two-win season. | Watch Profile
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3 Mathew
Goggin
37   Led money list early in season thanks to wins in Panama and Wichita. | Watch Profile
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4 Jason
Kokrak*
26 Xavier University Tour's longest driver. Two wins since September to charge up money list. | Watch Profile
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5 Jonas
Blixt*
27 Florida State University Highest ranked player without a win. Three runner-ups this season. | Watch Profile
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6 Danny
Lee*
21   Leads the Tour in scoring average at 68.82. Won the WNB Golf Classic. | Watch Profile
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7 Ken
Duke
42 Henderson State University Big win at Tour Championship to break into The 25. | Watch Profile
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8 Scott
Brown*
28 University of South Carolina at Aiken Four top-3 finishes. Runner-up at Rex Hospital Open. | Watch Profile
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9 Gary
Christian*
40 Auburn University First in all-around ranking. Won the Mylan Classic. | Watch Profile
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10 Miguel
Carballo*
32   Won the Children's Hospital Classic with four rounds in the 60s. | Watch Profile
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11 Troy
Kelly
33 University of Washington Two runner-ups this season at Rex Hospital and Stadion. | Watch Profile
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12 Russell
Knox*
26 Jacksonville University Won the Chiquita Classic. Only missed three cuts all season. | Watch Profile
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13 Erik
Compton*
32 University of Georgia Double heart transplant recipient won the Mexico Open. | Watch Profile
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14 John
Mallinger
32 Long Beach State Has six top-10s in just eight starts this year. | Watch Profile
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15 Kyle
Thompson
32 University of South Carolina Won the Rex Hospital Open. Followed up with runner-up in Wichita. | Watch Profile
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16 Kyle
Reifers
28 Wake Forest University Runner-up at Nationwide Children's Hospital to amateur Harris English. | Watch Profile
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17 Gavin
Coles
43   Won the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open. Four-time Nationwide Tour grad. | Watch Profile
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18 Matt
Every
28 University of Florida Four top-10s including a runner-up at Bogota Open. | Watch Profile
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19 Daniel
Chopra
38   Won Fresh Express Classic early. Broke course record at Daniel Island. | Watch Profile
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20 Steve
Wheatcroft
33 Indiana University Shot 60 at the Melwood Prince George's County Open and went on to win. | Watch Profile
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21 Garth
Mulroy
33 North Carolina State University Won BMW Charity Pro-Am in a playoff over Sunghoon Kang. | Watch Profile
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22 Mark
Anderson*
25 University of South Carolina Solo second at Miccosukee after missing three-straight cuts. | Watch Profile
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23 Roberto
Castro*
26 Georgia Tech Two top-4 finishes. Ranks fourth in GIR and total driving. | Watch Profile
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24 Martin
Flores
29 University of Oklahoma Four top-10s. Ranks 13th in driving distance. | Watch Profile
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25 Billy
Hurley*
29 U.S. Naval Academy Four top-10s during the season. Ranks 8th in driving accuracy. | Watch Profile
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* - Will be first-year member of PGA TOUR in 2012