Svoboda, Immelman share top ranking


With his playoff victory at the Chiquita Classic on Sunday, Andrew Svoboda moved into a share of the Finals ranking with Trevor Immelman, who won the Hotel Fitness Championship one week earlier.

Svoboda and Immelman each have a win and a missed cut in the four-event series that will award 25 PGA Tour cards for the 2013-14 season.

Michael Putnam, who is already exempt for the upcoming PGA Tour campaign after winning the Tour regular season money list, finished in a share of 14th place on Sunday.

Will MacKenzie, who lost in a playoff to Svoboda, moved into a share of fourth place on the ranking with Patrick Cantlay, last week’s runner-up who withdrew prior to this week’s event with a recurring back injury.

Former NCAA individual champion John Peterson retained his standing after a second straight top-five result.

Four-time PGA Tour winner Sean O’Hair missed the cut and is among those currently in 26th place, one spot out of earning a PGA Tour card.