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Jamie Arnold and Steve Allan earn Web.Com Tour status

Allan regains Web.Com Tour status (Photo: Bruce Young )
Sydney's Jamie Arnold and Victorian Steve Allan have earned Web.Com Tour cards for 2017 following the completion of the Final Stage of Qualifying in Naples in Florida this week.

Arnold finished 19th and Allan 35th ensuring they will have starts in at least the first eight events of the 2017 season at which point they will be subject to a re-rank.

155 players competed for 345 cards over 72 holes for the right to access what is essentially the feeder tour for the 2018 PGA Tour, then of the Australians but only two have made it through.

Arnold has played mini tours in the US in recent times as he has struggled to gain permanent status on a recognised tour although there has been the occasional good finish when he has including top twenties in Australian Opens in 2012 and 2013.

This however will provide Arnold the opportunity for continuity of play and hopefully the base on which to build a successful ongoing career.

43 year old Allan was the Australian Open Champion in 2002 and did play on the PGA Tour for several seasons during the mid-2000’s but in more recent years has been confined to playing events on the Web.Com Tour and in Australasia.

Allan lost his status on the Web.Com Tour this season, finishing 81st on the regular season money list and was not required in the Web.Com Tour Finals.

Allan's final round of 65 today was desperately needed to ensure he has the knowledge of playing at least several events early next season.

The remainder of the Australians who competed at the Final Stage of Qualifying will have conditional Web.Com Tour status in 2017 namely, Jordan Zunic, Oliver Goss, Damon Stephenson, Mark Hensby, Nick Flanagan, Max McCardle, Aron Price and Nick Cullen.    

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