Planet Golf — 30 September 2013 by GW staff and news services
Meet the PGA’s new class

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – With the conclusion of the 2013 Web.com Tour season today at the Web.com Tour Championship, 50 PGA Tour cards and priority positions for 2013-14 have been determined.  All 50 card earners are eligible to begin their 2013-14 PGA Tour seasons in two weeks at the Frys.com Open in California.

Leading the class of 50 who are headed to the PGA Tour are Michael Putnam and John Peterson.  Putnam finished the Web.com Tour Regular Season No. 1 in earnings, while Peterson did the same through the Web.com Tour Finals.  Both are fully exempt on Tour next year and earned a spot in next May’s Players Championship.
The 50 who secured 2013-14 PGA Tour playing privileges and where they finished in terms of priority (1-50) in the Web.com Tour eligibility category that will be used at the start of the upcoming season are:
Priority Pos.
Name
Residence (native of, if not U.S.)
College
Age
Primary 2013 Tour
1
Michael Putnam
Lakewood, Wash.
Pepperdine U.
30
Web.com Tour
1
John Peterson *
Baton Rouge, La.
LSU
23
Web.com Tour
3
Chesson Hadley *
Raleigh, N.C.
Georgia Tech
26
Web.com Tour
4
Seung-Yul Noh
Seoul, South Korea
22
PGA TOUR
5
Andrew Svoboda
Larchmont, N.Y.
St. John’s U.
33
PGA TOUR
6
Trevor Immelman
Orlando, Fla. (South Africa)
33
PGA TOUR
7
Will MacKenzie
Greenville, N.C.
39
Web.com Tour
8
Scott Gardiner
Farmington, Ark. (Australia)
37
PGA TOUR
9
Edward Loar
Dallas, Texas
Oklahoma State U.
35
Web.com Tour
10
Ben Martin
Greenwood, S.C.
Clemson U.
26
Web.com Tour
11
Patrick Cantlay *
Los Alamitos, Calif.
UCLA
22
Web.com Tour
12
Brendon Todd
Atlanta, Ga.
U. of Georgia
28
PGA TOUR
13
Ryo Ishikawa
Saitama, Japan
22
PGA TOUR
14
Brad Fritsch
Holly Springs, N.C. (Canada
Campbell U.
35
PGA TOUR
15
Kevin Kisner
Aiken, S.C.
U. of Georgia
29
Web.com Tour
16
Sean O’Hair
West Chester, Pa.
31
PGA TOUR
17
Troy Matteson
Austin, Texas
Georgia Tech
33
PGA TOUR
18
Bud Cauley
Jacksonville, Fla.
U. of Alabama
23
PGA TOUR
19
Heath Slocum
Milton, Ga.
U. of South Alabama
39
PGA TOUR
20
Russell Knox
Jacksonville Beach, Fla. (Scotland)
Jacksonville U.
28
Web.com Tour
21
Hudson Swafford *
Tallahassee, Fla.
U. of Georgia
26
Web.com Tour
22
Will Claxton
Auburn, Ala.
Auburn U.
32
PGA TOUR
23
Brice Garnett *
Gallatin, Mo.
Missouri Western State U.
29
Web.com Tour
24
Tyrone Van Aswegen *
San Diego, Calif. (South Africa)
Oklahoma City U.
31
Web.com Tour
25
Chad Collins
Cloverdale, Ind.
Methodist College
35
Web.com Tour
26
Billy Hurley III
Anapolis, Md.
U.S. Naval Acad.
31
Web.com Tour
27
Danny Lee
Irving, Texas (citizen of New Zealand)
23
Web.com Tour
28
Jim Herman
Port St. Lucie, Fla.
U. of Cincinnati
35
PGA TOUR
29
Joe Durant
Pensacola Beach, Fla.
Huntingdon College
49
Web.com Tour
30
Troy Merritt
Meridian, Idaho
Boise State U.
28
Web.com Tour
31
Lee Williams
Alexander City, Ala.
Auburn U.
31
PGA TOUR
32
Andrew Loupe *
Baton Rouge, La.
LSU
24
Web.com Tour
33
Ricky Barnes
Phoenix, Ariz.
U. of Arizona
32
PGA TOUR
34
Peter Malnati *
Dandridge, Tenn.
U. of Missouri
26
Web.com Tour
35
Bobby Gates
The Woodlands, Texas
Texas A&M
27
PGA TOUR
36
Bronson La’Cassie *
Brisbane, Australia
U. of Minnesota
30
Web.com Tour
37
Alex Aragon
San Diego, Calif. (Mexico)
Stanford U.
34
Web.com Tour
38
Tim Wilkinson
Jacksonville Beach, Fla. (New Zealand)
35
Web.com Tour
39
Jamie Lovemark
Jupiter, Fla.
USC
25
Web.com Tour
40
Wes Roach *
Knoxville, Tenn.
Duke U.
24
Web.com Tour
41
Daniel Chopra
Orlando, Fla. (Sweden)
39
Web.com Tour
42
Alex Prugh
Las Vegas, Nev.
U. of Washington
28
Web.com Tour
43
Miguel Carballo
Bahia Blanca, Argentina
34
Web.com Tour
44
Jim Renner
Plainville, Mass.
Johnson & Wales U.
29
Web.com Tour
45
Mark Anderson
Beaufort, S.C.
U. of South Carolina
27
Web.com Tour
46
Kevin Tway *
Edmond, Okla.
Oklahoma State U.
25
Web.com Tour
47
Kevin Foley *
Somerville, N.J.
Penn State U.
26
Web.com Tour
48
Matt Bettencourt
Duncan, S.C.
Modesto Jr. College
38
Web.com Tour
49
Will Wilcox *
Birmingham, Ala.
U. of Alabama-B’ham
27
Web.com Tour
50
Benjamin Alvarado *
Santiago, Chile
Arizona State U.
27
Web.com Tour
                                *Will be PGA TOUR rookie.                                                                                      Started 2013 on above tour.
Fourteen of the 50 card earners will be rookies on the PGA TOUR in 2013-14.

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