Albany native Josh Broadaway had a long day Saturday, falling to 37th after shooting 5-over.
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Josh Broadaway's quest to finally graduate from the Nationwide Tour to the PGA Tour is in trouble.
One day after firing a 2-under at the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship on Friday to move from the tie for 30th place to the tie for 23rd, the Albany native fell 14 spots Saturday to a tie for 37th after a disastrous round of 5-over to move him to 3-over for the tournament with one round to play.
The field, which is made up of the Top 60 on the Tour's money list, has not cut and every player is guaranteed to earn money, but Broadaway -- who entered this week No. 27 on the money list -- needed a strong finish to move into the Top 25, which would automatically guarantee him his PGA Tour card after nearly a decade of trying.
Broadaway was even after the front nine, but carded five bogeys after the turn to fall 10 shots back of leader Jason Kokrak (7-under).
Broadaway entered just $4,391 behind Billy Hurley III, who is in 25th place on the money list, but Hurley looks poised for a big cash this week after ending Saturday tied for 19th at 1-under.
Each player in the 60-player field is guaranteed $3,000, but Broadaway will need more than that -- and the round of his life -- today to keep hope alive.
The other "bubble boys" who Broadaway needs to ensure he finishes better than ended Saturday like this: Martin Flores (No. 20 on money list, 1-over); Scott Brown (No. 21, 6-under); Roberto Castro (No. 22, 3-under); James Nittles (No. 23, 4-over); Daniel Chopra (No. 24, 5-under); Brett Wetterich (No. 26, 5-over); Tommy Biershenk (No. 28, 7-over); Marco Dawson (No. 29, even); and Darron Stiles (No. 30, 1-under).