Adam Hadwin authored another strong result on the Web.com Tour, tying for 10th at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in Columbus, Ohio.
The 26-year-old Abbotsford golfer, coming off a victory at last week’s Chiquita Classic, turned in a steady performance at the Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course. He carded rounds of 71-72-70-70 to end up at one under par for the tournament, five strokes back of Justin Thomas of the U.S., who won in a playoff.
Hadwin earned $26,000 for his finish, which brought his total Web.com earnings to $499,667 and his take through the first three events of the playoffs to $206,000. He’s second on the combined money list, just over $15,000 behind Carlos Ortiz, and first on the playoff list. Finishing first on either list would earn him fully exempt status on the PGA Tour for 2014-15 and an invitation to the 2015 Players Championship.
The final playoff event, the Web.com Tour Championship, runs this week at TPC Sawgrass at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Fellow Abbotsford golfer Nick Taylor missed the cut at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in heartbreaking fashion. After opening with a very solid two-under 69 on Thursday, he struggled during Friday’s second round and ended up needing a par on his final hole to ensure he’d play the weekend. Taylor posted a double-bogey, though, to cap a six-over 77.
But with one playoff event to go, he’s still in position to claim a PGA Tour card as one of the top 25 in the playoffs (a list which excludes golfers like Hadwin who secured PGA Tour cards during the regular season). Taylor sits in 18th place with earnings of $33,535 heading into this week’s finale.