Sunday, August 7, 2011
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OMAHA, Neb. -- Sunday's tie for 15th place at the Nationwide Tour's Cox Classic may seem like Albany's Josh Broadaway came up a little short of his ultimate goal of his first career win, but it's the big picture that Broadway says counts most these days.
After not even starting the year on the Nationwide Tour and having to play his way onto the circuit midseason, Broadaway's performances the last several weeks -- a tie for fourth, fifth and 15th -- now have him poised to finish in the Top 25 on the money list for the season with just 12 tournaments left. He started Sunday in 28th on the money list, but moved to 26th after his 4-under final round Sunday that earned him $11,237.50. Should Broadaway make the Top 25 money list cut, he'll automatically earn his first-ever PGA Tour card for next season, ensuring he'll finally graduate from pro golf's lower-tiered circuit for the first time in his five-year career.
"I feel like if I can get to $200,000 (in earnings) by the end of the season, I'll make the Top 25," he said. "I've played well enough that I'm now on the tour for the rest of the season and it feels great to be this close (to earning my PGA Tour card)."
J.J. Killeen won the tournament with a 22-under for his second straight Nationwide Tour victory.
Broadaway plays again this week in Springfield, Mo., where his best finish was tied for fourth three years ago.