Nick Taylor got off to a tremendous start to the Web.com Tour playoffs, posting a top-10 finish at the Hotel Fitness Championship in Fort Wayne, Ind.
The 26-year-old Abbotsford golfer fired a scorching six-under 66 in Sunday’s final round, which sent him soaring 17 spots on the leaderboard to tie for ninth place at 12 under par for the tourney.
Taylor earned $27,000 for his finish, and put himself in solid position with three playoff events still to come. Twenty-five PGA Tour cards have already been handed out based on the Web.com Tour regular-season results – with one of those cards going to Abbotsford’s Adam Hadwin – and 25 more are up for grabs based on earnings during the playoffs.
Hadwin, who finished fourth on the Web.com Tour money list during the regular season, missed the Hotel Fitness cut by four strokes after carding rounds of 75 and 72. He’ll be on the PGA Tour next season regardless of playoff results, but he’s battling to improve his priority ranking.
HADWIN, TAYLOR TO PLAY VGT EVENT
Local golf fans have a chance to watch Hadwin and Taylor in action close to home, as both are participating in the Vancouver Golf Tour’s Golf West Vancouver Shootout.
That event runs Saturday, Sept. 27 Gleneagles Golf Course in West Vancouver.
The 12-player format will feature 10 of Canada’s top pros, plus two amateur qualifiers. The prize purse is $2,500, and Taylor is the defending champion. Other pros in the field include North Van sensation Eugene Wong and six-time VGT order of merit champ Bryn Parry.
Admission is free, and spectators can enter (on the day) to win a shot for a $100,000 hole-in-one prize. For more information, visit vancouvergolftour.com.