La'Cassie closing in on PGA Tour status
BY Bruce Young | 24 Aug 2013
American Brice Garnett, currently 14th on the 2013 money list, leads the final event of the regular Web.Com Tour season at the halfway stage, the 30 year old already guaranteed PGA Tour status in 2014.
Garnett birdied four of his last five holes in round two of the Cox Classic in Omaha in Nebraska and leads by one over a group of six players at 11 under including Queenslander Bronson La Cassie who is in desperate need of a big weekend.
La Cassie is currently in 33rd position on the money list and a top four finish this week is likely to get him to 25th or better and earn him a ticket to the PGA Tour.
Nick O’Hern is in 8th position but only two shots from the lead while Rod Pampling 37th and Peter Lonard 53rd were the other Australians to make the cut.
While the news is promising for La Cassie it is not quite so good for Ashley Hall and Mathew Goggin. Both have missed the cut and Hall now sits in 25th position while Goggin is 26th. Both need to be 25th or better by week’s end if they are to be guaranteed of PGA Tour status next year.
They will be reliant on results over the weekend to discover their destiny. If they do not survive they will still get to play the Web.Com Tour finals over the next few weeks.
Queenslander Adam Crawford, who was on the cusp of making the top 75 who qualify for the playoff series, birdied his final two holes on Friday night to just make the cut and effectively make the playoffs. It keeps the door open of gaining his PGA Tour status.