Ben Silverman Secures PGA TOUR Card With T2 Finish At WinCo Foods Portland Open
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2017-08-28
NORTH PLAINS, Oregon (Golf Canada) — Thornhill, Ont., native Ben Silverman fired a 5-under-par 66 in the final round of the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft Heinz to finish tied for second at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Oreg., and secure his PGA TOUR card for the 2017-18 season.
Silverman had four birdies, an eagle and just one bogey in the final round to move to 14 under par for the tournament and finish four strokes back of winner Brice Garnett (Gallatin, Mo.).
Fellow Canadian Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont., carded a 4-under-par 67 in the final round to finish T19.
With his second place finish in the final event of the Web.com Tour regular season Silverman moves into tenth on the Web.com Tour money list and secures one of the 25 PGA TOUR cards available to the top-25 finishers on the regular season money list.
His second place finish is his fourth straight top-10 result, a stretch that includes his first career win on the Web.com Tour at the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr. Pepper.
Canadian Ben Silverman is just one shot back on the @WebDotComTour. Looking for win No.2 on the season (and second in three weeks)
— Adam Stanley (@adam_stanley) August 27, 2017
Silverman’s next step is to carry some of his recent momentum into the Web.com Tour Finals which begin next week at the Nationwide Charity Championship.
The field for the Web.com Tour Finals will be comprised of the top-75 on the Web.com Tour Order of Merit, PGA TOUR members who are 126-200 on the FedExCup points list following the Wyndham Championship, and non-members who would have earned enough FedExCup points to place them 126-200 on the official FedExCup points list.
An additional 25 PGA TOUR cards are up for grabs in Web.com Tour Finals and a separate money list is started to determine the players who receive them.
While Silverman has secured his PGA TOUR card the priority of that card will be determined by his play in the four Finals events.
The ordering of all 50 players after the Web.com Tour Finals will be done on an alternating basis, with the top position going to the No. 1 player from the combined Regular Season and Finals money list and the second position going to the leading money winner from the four Web.com Tour Finals. The sequence then alternates between the combined Regular Season and Finals money list.
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