De Jonge gets first Nationwide victory

ASSOCIATED PRESS

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Zimbabwe’s Brendon de Jonge won the Xerox Classic for his first Nationwide Tour title Sunday, closing with a 1-under 69 at Irondequoit Country Club for a two-stroke victory over Australia’s Jarrod Lyle.

De Jonge finished at 13-under 267 and earned $108,000 to jump from 12th to second on the money list with $316,056. Lyle, seeking his third win of the season and an immediate promotion to the PGA Tour, also finished with a 69.

“This is such a tough golf course that sometimes when you hit a good shot it doesn’t end up in a good spot,” said de Jonge, tied for 29th in greens in regulation but first in putting for the week. “My short game was probably the best it’s ever been for a whole week. It was just one of those weeks.”

The top 25 on the final money list will earn 2009 PGA Tour cards.

“I’m very excited,” said de Jonge, who lives in Charlotte, N.C. “It was about as hard as I thought it would be.”

The 28-year old former Virginia Tech player has par-or-better scores in 26 of his last 28 rounds and is a combined 79 under in that stretch. In his last four starts, he has tied for third, tied for 18th, finished fifth and won.

“This is the best lengthy stretch of golf I’ve played in my life,” de Jonge said.

Lyle earned $64,800 to push his tour-leading total to $358,166. He has topped the money list for the last eight weeks and 16 weeks overall this season.

“You’ve got to make the most of your opportunities and Brendon obviously did that,” Lyle said. “He’s too good a player to be hanging around this tour too much longer.”

Ricky Barnes (66), Greg Owen (71) and Jonathan Fricke (71) tied for third at 8 under.

Final scores with earnings and relation to par from the Xerox Classic,played Aug. 14-17 at the par-70, 6,720-yard Irondequoit Country Club inRochester, N.Y.:

  1. Brendon De Jonge $108,000 67-64-67-69--267

    -13 2. Jarrod Lyle 64,800 68-68-66-69--271

    -9 3. Ricky Barnes 31,200 68-67-71-66--272

    -8 3. Greg Owen 31,200 66-68-67-71--272

    -8 3. Jonathan Fricke 31,200 69-69-63-71--272

    -8 6. Hunter Haas 18,780 67-72-68-66--273

    -7 6. Garrett Osborn 18,780 68-66-71-68--273

    -7 6. Scott Piercy 18,780 69-67-69-68--273

    -7 6. Dave Schultz 18,780 65-69-70-69--273

    -7 6. David Hearn 18,780 68-66-69-70--273

    -7 11. Bob May 13,800 64-69-75-66--274

    -6 11. Jeff Gallagher 13,800 69-65-73-67--274

    -6 11. Bill Lunde 13,800 72-68-67-67--274

    -6 14. Brendon Todd 11,100 66-73-70-66--275

    -5 14. Craig Bowden 11,100 66-73-67-69--275

    -5 16. Anders Hultman 9,600 69-69-70-68--276

    -4 16. Vance Veazey 9,600 67-68-71-70--276

    -4 16. Jim Herman 9,600 68-69-69-70--276

    -4 19. Greg Chalmers 7,272 66-68-75-68--277

    -3 19. Nick Malinowski 7,272 68-70-71-68--277

    -3 19. Scott Parel 7,272 68-69-71-69--277

    -3 19. Marc Leishman 7,272 70-68-69-70--277

    -3 19. Alex Prugh 7,272 68-69-66-74--277

    -3 24. Matt Every 5,088 71-68-73-66--278

    -2 24. Josh McCumber 5,088 73-66-70-69--278

    -2 24. Bradley Iles 5,088 70-67-70-71--278

    -2 24. Esteban Toledo 5,088 72-66-68-72--278

    -2 24. Brian Stuard 5,088 67-69-68-74--278

    -2 29. Won Joon Lee 3,795 69-71-71-68--279

    -1 29. Kris Blanks 3,795 75-66-70-68--279

    -1 29. Keith Nolan 3,795 71-67-72-69--279

    -1 29. Bryce Molder 3,795 71-65-72-71--279

    -1 29. Colt Knost 3,795 67-70-71-71--279

    -1 29. Tom Johnson 3,795 72-66-70-71--279

    -1 29. Sebastian Fernandez 3,795 70-69-69-71--279

    -1 29. Jon Turcott 3,795 72-68-67-72--279

    -1 37. David McKenzie 3,060 69-70-71-70--280

    E 37. Kyle Reifers 3,060 67-68-72-73--280

    E 37. Tee McCabe 3,060 68-71-68-73--280

    E 37. Cameron Percy 3,060 70-68-67-75--280

    E 41. Scott Gardiner 2,580 71-69-73-69--282
    + 2 41. Grant Waite 2,580 68-70-74-70--282
    + 2 41. Brad Weesner 2,580 69-70-72-71--282
    + 2 41. Chris Smith 2,580 68-72-69-73--282
    + 2 45. Chris Tidland 2,226 73-68-72-70--283
    + 3 45. John Kimbell 2,226 71-70-70-72--283
    + 3 45. Chris Kirk 2,226 72-68-70-73--283
    + 3 45. Garth Mulroy 2,226 68-70-71-74--283
    + 3 45. Bryan DeCorso 2,226 69-70-69-75--283
    + 3 50. David Branshaw 2,085 72-66-72-74--284
    + 4 50. Jonathan Moore 2,085 71-68-70-75--284
    + 4 52. Fabian Gomez 2,040 72-68-72-73--285
    + 5 53. Doug Barron 1,950 71-70-74-71--286
    + 6 53. Brian Smock 1,950 67-69-77-73--286
    + 6 53. Sonny Skinner 1,950 70-70-72-74--286
    + 6 53. Zoran Zorkic 1,950 73-68-70-75--286
    + 6 53. Jeff Brehaut 1,950 68-69-72-77--286
    + 6 58. J.J. Killeen 1,845 69-68-74-76--287
    + 7 58. Arjun Atwal 1,845 69-68-73-77--287
    + 7 60. Gibby Gilbert III 1,785 71-70-78-69--288
    + 8 60. Steve Pate 1,785 66-72-73-77--288
    + 8 62. Jon Rusk 1,725 66-75-75-73--289
    + 9 62. Ryan Hietala 1,725 68-73-72-76--289
    + 9 64. Daniel Summerhays 1,680 71-66-80-75--292
    + 12 65. Michael Welch 1,650 68-73-76-76--293
    + 13 • • •




    Missed the cut




    66. Gary Christian
    71-71--142
    + 2 66. Josh Broadaway
    69-73--142
    + 2 66. Chris Nallen
    72-70--142
    + 2 66. Bubba Dickerson
    70-72--142
    + 2 66. Todd Fischer
    71-71--142
    + 2 66. Kevin Johnson
    70-72--142
    + 2 66. Rick Price
    69-73--142
    + 2 66. Rich Barcelo
    71-71--142
    + 2 66. Tripp Isenhour
    67-75--142
    + 2 66. Willie Wood
    73-69--142
    + 2 66. Chris Anderson
    71-71--142
    + 2 66. David Oh
    69-73--142
    + 2 66. Randy Leen
    70-72--142
    + 2 79. Michael Sim
    73-70--143
    + 3 79. Jeff Klauk
    72-71--143
    + 3 79. Tommy Tolles
    70-73--143
    + 3 79. Brock Mackenzie
    73-70--143
    + 3 79. D.A. Points
    75-68--143
    + 3 79. Brendan Steele
    71-72--143
    + 3 79. Blake Adams
    74-69--143
    + 3 79. Chris Gaunt
    71-72--143
    + 3 79. Paul Gow
    73-70--143
    + 3 79. David Mathis
    73-70--143
    + 3 79. Andrew Bonhomme
    70-73--143
    + 3 79. Skip Kendall
    68-75--143
    + 3 79. Robin Freeman
    68-75--143
    + 3 79. Brad Fritsch
    70-73--143
    + 3 79. Byron Smith
    72-71--143
    + 3 79. Chris Thompson
    69-74--143
    + 3 95. Darron Stiles
    73-71--144
    + 4 95. Spencer Levin
    73-71--144
    + 4 95. Len Mattiace
    74-70--144
    + 4 95. Chris Kamin
    73-71--144
    + 4 95. Matthew Ballard
    72-72--144
    + 4 95. Ben Bates
    74-70--144
    + 4 95. Phil Tataurangi
    70-74--144
    + 4 95. David Morland IV
    71-73--144
    + 4 95. Chris Parra
    74-70--144
    + 4 95. Kim Felton
    73-71--144
    + 4 105. Matt Bettencourt
    72-73--145
    + 5 105. Justin Peters
    73-72--145
    + 5 105. Guy Boros
    71-74--145
    + 5 105. Justin Hicks
    72-73--145
    + 5 105. Gabriel Hjertstedt
    73-72--145
    + 5 105. Peter Tomasulo
    74-71--145
    + 5 105. Tim O'Neal
    75-70--145
    + 5 105. Lee Curry
    68-77--145
    + 5 105. Aaron Watkins
    74-71--145
    + 5 114. B.J. Staten
    71-75--146
    + 6 114. Dustin Bray
    73-73--146
    + 6 114. Steve LeBrun
    73-73--146
    + 6 114. Fran Quinn
    77-69--146
    + 6 114. Patrick Damron
    73-73--146
    + 6 114. Kevin Haefner
    71-75--146
    + 6 120. Matt Hansen
    75-72--147
    + 7 120. Scott Harrington
    75-72--147
    + 7 120. Ewan Porter
    74-73--147
    + 7 120. Scott Dunlap
    74-73--147
    + 7 120. Bret Guetz
    71-76--147
    + 7 120. Matt Weibring
    76-71--147
    + 7 120. Mark Walker
    75-72--147
    + 7 120. Keoke Cotner
    72-75--147
    + 7 128. Kris Cox
    69-79--148
    + 8 128. Michael Boyd
    78-70--148
    + 8 130. Joe Daley
    75-74--149
    + 9 130. Tyler Williamson
    75-74--149
    + 9 130. Sal Spallone
    73-76--149
    + 9 130. Scott Gordon
    71-78--149
    + 9 130. Chad Ginn
    70-79--149
    + 9 130. Jason Enloe
    72-77--149
    + 9 130. B.J. Pitzen
    73-76--149
    + 9 137. Tom Carter
    73-77--150
    + 10 137. Miguel Angel Carballo
    76-74--150
    + 10 137. Jamie Neher
    73-77--150
    + 10 137. Kelly Grunewald
    73-77--150
    + 10 137. Kyle McCarthy
    76-74--150
    + 10 142. Jeremy Anderson
    76-75--151
    + 11 142. Rob Bradley
    75-76--151
    + 11 142. Mark Evans
    76-75--151
    + 11 142. Kirk Stauffer
    79-72--151
    + 11 142. Casey Wittenberg
    73-78--151
    + 11 142. Darren Angel
    78-73--151
    + 11 148. Geoffrey Sisk
    73-79--152
    + 12 148. Michael Belich
    73-79--152
    + 12 150. Reid Edstrom
    78-76--154
    + 14 150. Mike Capone
    72-82--154
    + 14 152. Monte Scheinblum
    77-79--156
    + 16 153. Rob Horak
    77-82--159
    + 19 154. Rich Burlett
    76-84--160
    + 20 WD. Brent Delahoussaye
    72-WD


    WD. Brad Lamb
    78-WD
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