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Australias Allan is tops at PGA Q-School

La Quinta, CA (Sports Network) - Stephen Allan came from two strokes down in the closing round to take medalist honors at the 2000 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament Final on Monday. The 27-year-old from Melbourne, Australia finished the grueling six-day, 108-hole event with a total of 32-under-par 400.
 
The low 36 survivors at the PGA West Resort earned their playing privileges for the 2001 PGA Tour. The next 51 players receive full exemptions for the upcoming Buy.com Tour season, while the remaining golfers in the 162-man field will have non-exempt status on the Buy.com Tour in 2001.
 
One of the more notable players who failed in his attempt to earn his playing card back was Casey Martin, who missed qualifying for the big tour by one stroke.
 
Martin posted a birdie on the final hole at the Jack Nicklaus Tournament course Monday for a round of 70 and a total of 14-under 418. But the 28-year-old Martin needed one more birdie this week to regain a spot on the PGA Tour, a spot he first earned by finishing 14th on the 1999 Buy.com Tour money list.
 
Martin, who suffers from a birth defect in his right leg that makes walking painful, successfully sued the PGA Tour in 1997 for the right to use a golf cart in Tour events. The Tour appealed, and the case is scheduled to go before the Supreme Court next month.
 

 
12/04 20:28:20 ET