Hangin North of the Border


Nationwide TourFor the second time in the last four weeks, the Nationwide Tour plays north of the border in Canada for the second annual Alberta Classic.
Current PGA Tour player Tom Carter shot four rounds in the 60s last year to post a runaway win over Nick Cassini. Carter, who finished third on the 2003 Nationwide money list to gain his PGA Tour card, has struggled this year making just 13 of 24 cuts.
Carter ranks 155th on the money list with no top-10 finishes and has missed his last two cuts. Two shots behind Mike Standly after three rounds, Carter shot 65 on Sunday to go with his course-record 62 the day before for a whopping five-shot victory.
The 2003 event was held at The Links of GlenEagles in Cochrane, Alberta. This year`s venue was designed by Bill Newis and Stan Leonard and can play in upwards to 7,400 yards. The course has been recognized as one of Western Canada`s finest layouts and is owned and operated by the Tsuu T`ina Nation.
Local favorite Wes Martin and Ricky Barnes, the low amateur at the 2003 Masters, were awarded with sponsor exemptions.
In eight events on the Nationwide Tour this season, Martin has made just three cuts, but two were top-10 finishes. Barnes has played all over the world this year with his best finish, a tie for eighth at the ANZ Championship in Australia.
The Nationwide Tour moves to Utah next week for the Envirocare Utah Classic. Current PGA Tour player Zach Johnson won that event last year.
Related links:
  • Full Coverage - Alberta Classic