Sungjae Im Wins Web.com Finale; Leads PGA Tour Qualifiers
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2018-08-23
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NORTH PLAINS, Oregon — Sungjae Im won the regular-season ending Portland Open to earn one of 25 PGA Tour cards and become the first player to top the Web.com Tour money list wire-to-wire.
Im closed with a 4-under 67 on Pumpkin Ridge's Witch Hollow course for a four-stroke victory over John Chin. The 20-year-old South Korean player earned $144,000 to finish the season with $534,326.
Im finished at 18-under 266. He also won the season-opening event in the Bahamas and had three second-place finishes.
Chin shot a 66. He was the only player to move into the top 25 on the money list, earning $86,400 to go from 41st to 10th with $207,909.
Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton was third at 13 under after a 66. Jim Knous (67) and Derek Ernst (71) were 12 under, a stroke ahead of Kevin Dougherty (70) and Curtis Luck (69).
Dougherty finished 26th on the money list, $207,909 behind Hank Lebioda for the final PGA Tour card.
Ben Taylor dropped out of the top 25, going from 25th to 29th after missing the cut.
Twenty-five more PGA Tour cards will be awarded in the four-event Web.com Tour Finals.