Abbotsford golfer Nick Taylor held steady in seventh place on the PGA Tour Canada order of merit following a 13th-place finish at the Cape Breton Celtic Classic on the weekend.
Playing at The Lakes Golf Club in Ben Eoin, N.S., Taylor ended up at -4 for the tournament, 10 strokes back of winner Mackenzie Hughes.
Taylor earned $2,730, which kept him in seventh on the money list with total earnings of $35,661.25. He managed to move past Carlos Sainz Jr., who had been in sixth place heading into the Cape Breton Classic, but Hughes vaulted from outside the top 10 into first place overall by virtue of his win.
The top five on the order of merit earn Web.com Tour cards for next season, and Taylor has one more tournament to hit that standard. The Tour Championship runs this week at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club in London, Ont.
HADWIN MISSES CUT
Fellow Abbotsford golfer Adam Hadwin missed the cut for the second straight week on the Web.com Tour Finals, finishing at +1 at the Chiquita Classic in Davidson, N.C.
Hadwin also missed the cut at the Hotel Fitness Championship the previous week, and by failing to earn any prize money at the first two Finals events, he finds himself behind the curve as he seeks to earn a PGA Tour card for next season.
There are 25 PGA Tour cards up for grabs in the Web.com Finals, determined by cumulative earnings over the course of the four-tournament series. Hadwin will look to get back on track this week at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in Columbus, Ohio.