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Door Still Open For Jones and Baddeley In Ohio

Matt Jones is on the verge of a return to the PGA Tour (Photo: Henry Peters)
Matt Jones is now just one solid round away from regaining his PGA Tour status, the US based Sydney golfer in a share of 4th place at 8 under and four behind the lead of Texan Kramer Hickok at the DAP Championship in Ohio, the second event of the Web.Com Tour Finals.

Jones who finished 10th at last week’s opening event of the Finals in Columbus, needs perhaps $20,000 more to move inside what appears to be the likely target for those trying to earn one of the 25 PGA Tour cards available through the Final Series and a top 12 finish this week should ensure he does just that.  

The 2015 Australian Open Champion was well placed during the final round last week before faltering over the closing stages but he has opened the door once again to the possibility of earning PGA Tour rights once again.

A birdie at his final hole today may yet prove valuable in his quest to get the job done tomorrow rather than relying on the final two events of the final series.

Aaron Baddeley is also well positioned in a share of 12th place after his third round of 68. Baddeley finished 24th last week in Columbus and therefore still needs as much as $35,000 either tomorrow or in the next two events following but a low round of 4 or 5 under tomorrow might be enough to avoid stress in the final two tournaments.

Cameron Davis has the luxury of knowing he has already PGA Tour status assured courtesy of his 3rd place finish last week but the further up the list he finishes the more starts are available to him next season and so an improvement from his current 19th place this week will assist his cause.

Cameron Percy is 31st and Brett Drewitt and Rhein Gibson are 58th.  

Hickok leads by one over Stephen Jaeger and by three over Sangmoon Bae who is looking to regain his PGA Tour rights after some time in compulsory military service in Korea.  

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