Husky Alum Prugh Secures PGA Tour Card
Oct. 25, 2009
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Washington alum Alex Prugh was one of 25 Nationwide Tour players who secured a 2010 PGA TOUR card today at the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island in Charleston, S.C. by finishing among the year's top-25 money winners.
Prugh, a Spokane, Wash., native who lettered for the Huskies from 2004-07, finished the season tied for 16th on the money list with $233,325. For the season, he recorded one win (Michael Hill New Zealand Open) and nine top-25 finishes.
'I think everyone knows the Nationwide Tour is the second best Tour in the world,' said Prugh after he finished tied for 31st place in the season finale. 'There is some serious talent out here and it's proven to produce great golfers that are now on the PGA TOUR.
'It would have been great to earn my PGA TOUR card last year, but this year's learning curve turned out to be better for me. The full year of competition is what got me my PGA TOUR card.'
The Nationwide Tour's 29-tournament season came to a pressure-packed conclusion at the Ralston Creek course at the Daniel Island Club with Matt Every winning the $1 million Nationwide Tour Championship.
Michael Sim of Perth, Australia was the season's top money winner. Prugh finished one spot higher than Seattle-native and Pepperdine alum Jeff Gove on the money list.