Twenty-five Nationwide players earn PGA Tour cards

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Nationwide Tour Championship McKINNEY, Texas ' Twenty-five members of the Nationwide Tour were awarded 2009 PGA Tour cards Sunday at the Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch near Dallas based on their season-ending finish on the money list.
 
Matt Bettencourt birdied the 72nd hole to shoot a final-round 69 to win the Championship by one shot over Jeff Klauk. He collected a $180,000 first prize from the $1 million purse.
 
Bettencourt also captured the money title finishing $10,828 ahead of Brendon de Jonge, who had held the spot after the last seven tournaments.
 
The top 25 who graduated to the PGA TOUR are:
 
1. Matt Bettencourt, $447,863 (2 wins) ' Greenville, S.C.
2. Brendon de Jonge, $437,035 (1) ' Charlotte, N.C. (native of Zimbabwe)
3. Jeff Klauk, $407,418 (1) ' St. Augustine, Fla.
4. Jarrod Lyle, $382,738 (2) ' Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
5. Bill Lunde, $341,446 (1) ' Las Vegas, Nev.
6. Colt Knost, $329,509 (2) ' Dallas, Texas
7. Darron Stiles, $324,627 (1) ' Pinehurst, N.C.
8. Greg Chalmers, $321,930 (1) ' Colleyville, Texas (native of Australia)
9. Scott Piercy, $320,187 (2) ' Las Vegas, Nev.
10. Greg Owen, $309,805 ' Windermere, FL (native of England)
11. Peter Tomasulo, $296,704 ' Long Beach, Calif.
12. Rick Price, $284,922 (1) ' Jupiter, Fla.
13. Kris Blanks, $280,588 (1) ' Bluffton, S.C.
14. David Mathis, $276,412 (1) ' Raleigh, N.C.
15. Casey Wittenberg, $271,919 ' Memphis, Tenn.
16. D.A. Points, $266,696 (1) ' Ocoee, Fla.
17. Arjun Atwal, $259,186 (1) ' Windermere, Fla. (native of India)
18. Aron Price, $249,144 (1) ' Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (native of Australia)
T19. Marc Leishman, $244,224 (1) ' Warrnambool, Australia
T19. Brendon Todd, $244,224 (1) ' Atlanta, Ga.
21. Scott Gutschewski, $238,215 (1) ' Prosper, Texas
22. Spencer Levin, $236,185 ' Elk Grove, Calif.
23. Bryce Molder, $234,651 ' Scottsdale, Ariz.
24. Matt Weibring, $228,155 ' Dallas, Texas
25. Ricky Barnes, $218,902 ' Scottsdale, Ariz.
 
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