All Aboard for the Nationwide Tour


The Nationwide Tour steam rolls into Tennessee this week for the first annual Chattanooga Classic.
The event, with a $450,000 total purse, will be held at the Black Creek Club, a Brian Silva-design that is a par of 72 and plays to 7,044 yards from the championship tees. The winner will take home $81,000.
Joe Ogilvie still has the lead in the money standings and actually looked poised to notch his third victory of the season in last week's Dayton Open. With a win there, Ogilvie would have gained the PGA Tour's 'Battlefield Promotion' and received instant elgibility into the big leagues.
Despite owning the third-round lead, Ogilvie suffered a final round collapse that dashed any immediate hopes of reaching the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Zach Johnson, however, took advantage of Oglivie's misfortune and made it his gain by notching his third second place finish of the season. Johnson has amassed a remarkable eight top 10s in only 12 starts on the year.
He now has a win, three seconds and a pair of third place finishes and currently stands only $7,000 behind Ogilvie after collecting his check for $48,600.
Guy Boros, the winner in Dayton, and like Ogilvie, finds himself standing in the enviable positition of needing only one more win away to reach the PGA Tour, as his victory was the second of the season.
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