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Taylor on target in Panama, ties for 6th at Web.com Tour event

Abbotsford golfer Nick Taylor tied for sixth place at the Web.com Tour event last week in Panama. - Dan Kinvig / Abbotsford News file photo
Abbotsford golfer Nick Taylor tied for sixth place at the Web.com Tour event last week in Panama.
— image credit: Dan Kinvig / Abbotsford News file photo

Nick Taylor notched his first career top-10 finish on the Web.com Tour, tying for sixth place at the Panama Claro Championship in Panama City.

The Abbotsford golfer reeled off three straight rounds of one-under 69 to start the tournament, and closed with a three-under 67 on Sunday.

Taylor began the final round tied for 13th, but birdied three of his first five holes  to climb the leaderboard at Panama Golf Club. He encountered a bit of adversity on the back nine, bogeying the 11th and the 16th, but recovered with birdies on 17 and 18.

Taylor earned $21,718, and leaped from 78th to 30th on the Web.com Tour money list at $26,834. The top 25 golfers at season's end earn PGA Tour cards for 2015.

The Yale Secondary grad, formerly the world's No. 1-ranked amateur, is in his first season on the Web.com Tour.

Fellow Abbotsford native Adam Hadwin shot 68-71-76-70 in Panama to finish at +5, tied for 61st. He still boasts a lofty fourth-place ranking on the money list at $140,078, largely due to his breakthrough victory at the Chile Open two weeks ago.

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