Seamus Power needs to go low over the weekend to have any chance of regaining his PGA Tour card for the start next week of the 2017/18 PGA Tour season.
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Power produced a second round 70 to drop well down the board on day two of the secondary Web.com Tour final at the Atlantic Beach Country Club course near Jacksonville in Florida.
The Waterford golfer was one place inside the top-20 on Sunday who will earn full PGA Tour membership, but walked from the course near lunch (local time) Friday projected to drop three places to 22nd
Power finished 130th at the end of the season and earned some $US 650,000 in his first full season on the main Tour which wasn’t enough to retain his card automatically.
Sam Saunders, grandson to the late Arnold Palmer and who also led the eulogy at Palmer’s funeral exactly a year ago, added a second round 67 to his opening and stunning 59 to continue to the lead the event. Saunders, also looking to regain his card, had birdied
his closing six holes on day one in his 12-under tally and then did the same on Friday with six birdies in succession from his seveth hole.
However,Saunders ended his round bogey, birdie and double bogey to lead by four.
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