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Stanley on verge of earning 2011 PGA Tour card

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on Dec. 5, 2010 at 7:24 pm with No Comments »
December 5, 2010 7:28 pm

The biggest day in Kyle Stanley’s professional golfing career is coming Monday.

He is one solid round from securing his PGA Tour card for the 2011 season.

The Gig Harbor product just missed out from earning it through his rookie season on the Nationwide Tour, but sits tied for 22nd at 9-under 348 through five rounds at the final stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School in Florida.

Stanley fired a 2-under 69 Sunday to get inside the top 25 needed to earn cards – the day after he had a 75.

Lakewood’s Michael Putnam, who has already earned his PGA Tour card next season, entered to get better status for West Coast events. And he’s close to accomplishing what he set out to do.

Putnam, the Life Christian Academy graduate, is tied for ninth at 11-under 346. He shot a 67 Sunday.

Olympia’s Andres Gonzales (351) is a couple strokes off the pace to get his card, but has sewed up Nationwide Tour playing privileges for 2011.

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