Leishman wins by 11 on Nationwide Tour

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Australia’s Marc Leishman ran away with his first Nationwide Tour title to move into position for a spot next year on the PGA Tour, shooting 4-under 68 on Sunday for an 11-stroke victory in the windy WNB Golf Classic.

Leishman earned $94,500 to jump from 56th to 19th on the money list with $197,926. The top 25 after the final three events will earn 2009 PGA Tour cards.

Leishman, the 2006 Jisan Resort Open winner on the Korean PGA Tour, had a 21-under 267 total on the Midland Country Club course. He opened with rounds of 67, 66 and 66. The 11-stroke margin matched the tour record set by Chris Smith in the 1997 Omaha Classic.

“I was determined to get off to a good start,” said Leishman, who did just that with a birdie at the par-5 second hole and an eagle at the fourth. “When I made the eagle at 4, I was able to play more conservative.”

Leishman used a 2-iron off the tee after establishing the large lead.

“It was a really handy club to have in the bag this week,” Leishman said.

Dallas resident Keoke Cotner shot 68 to finish second at 10 under.

“I’ve played at Midland every year, so I’m pretty familiar with it,” Cotner said. “The wind was howling, but the difference for me this week was I didn’t make as many bogeys.”

Final scores with earnings and relation to par from the WNB Golf Classic, played Oct. 9-12 at the par-72, 7,354-yard Midland (Texas) Country Club:

  1. Marc Leishman $94,500 67-66-66-68--267
    -21 2. Keoke Cotner 56,700 70-71-69-68--278
    -10 3. Aron Price 35,700 67-72-68-72--279
    -9 4. Greg Chalmers 20,672 70-72-70-68--280
    -8 4. Darron Stiles 20,672 71-69-70-70--280
    -8 4. Spencer Levin 20,672 66-70-72-72--280
    -8 4. Won Joon Lee 20,672 69-69-71-71--280
    -8 8. Brendon Todd 14,175 68-68-73-72--281
    -7 8. Fabian Gomez 14,175 69-73-68-71--281
    -7 8. Brendon de Jonge 14,175 71-68-67-75--281
    -7 8. Ricky Barnes 14,175 69-68-71-73--281
    -7 8. Cameron Percy 14,175 72-68-66-75--281
    -7 13. Vance Veazey 10,500 72-69-71-70--282
    -6 13. Tom Gillis 10,500 66-70-74-72--282
    -6 15. Mark Brooks 8,138 74-70-68-71--283
    -5 15. Ian Leggatt 8,138 72-68-72-71--283
    -5 15. Brad Fritsch 8,138 71-72-68-72--283
    -5 15. Garrett Osborn 8,138 73-68-69-73--283
    -5 15. Justin Hicks 8,138 74-67-68-74--283
    -5 15. Michael Boyd 8,138 69-67-68-79--283
    -5 21. D.J. Brigman 5,285 71-72-69-72--284
    -4 21. Roger Tambellini 5,285 73-70-69-72--284
    -4 21. Anders Hultman 5,285 72-69-70-73--284
    -4 21. Hunter Haas 5,285 70-71-69-74--284
    -4 21. Gary Christian 5,285 67-74-69-74--284
    -4 21. Chris Smith 5,285 72-69-69-74--284
    -4 27. Rich Barcelo 3,596 72-72-69-72--285
    -3 27. Michael Putnam 3,596 70-67-76-72--285
    -3 27. Henrik Bjornstad 3,596 71-72-71-71--285
    -3 27. M. Angel Carballo 3,596 67-74-71-73--285
    -3 27. Reid Edstrom 3,596 66-75-71-73--285
    -3 27. Bubba Dickerson 3,596 74-69-69-73--285
    -3 27. Jeff Klauk 3,596 72-69-70-74--285
    -3 27. Bob Burns 3,596 71-68-70-76--285
    -3 35. Jarrod Lyle 2,783 70-71-73-72--286
    -2 35. David McKenzie 2,783 72-70-73-71--286
    -2 35. Bill Lunde 2,783 72-70-73-71--286
    -2 35. Willie Wood 2,783 72-72-72-70--286
    -2 35. Ryan Hietala 2,783 72-72-72-70--286
    -2 35. Fran Quinn 2,783 74-70-74-68--286
    -2 41. Jason Schultz 2,258 74-69-70-74--287
    -1 41. Scott Piercy 2,258 73-68-70-76--287
    -1 41. Casey Wittenberg 2,258 72-71-73-71--287
    -1 41. Oskar Bergman 2,258 70-72-76-69--287
    -1 45. Colt Knost 1,969 71-71-72-74--288
    E 45. Alex Prugh 1,969 72-69-73-74--288
    E 45. Arjun Atwal 1,969 72-69-74-73--288
    E 45. Brian Smock 1,969 71-73-72-72--288
    E 49. Tyler Aldridge 1,851 71-71-72-75--289 + 1 49. Esteban Toledo 1,851 71-73-71-74--289 + 1 51. Ben Bates 1,798 73-71-71-75--290 + 2 51. Steve Pate 1,798 72-71-73-74--290 + 2 53. Josh McCumber 1,719 72-72-68-79--291 + 3 53. Grant Waite 1,719 71-71-73-76--291 + 3 53. Kelly Grunewald 1,719 73-70-73-75--291 + 3 53. Adam Rubinson 1,719 71-73-74-73--291 + 3 57. Andrew Dresser 1,601 74-69-73-76--292 + 4 57. Brian Guetz 1,601 72-72-72-76--292 + 4 57. Chad Ginn 1,601 71-72-74-75--292 + 4 57. Joe Daley 1,601 69-75-73-75--292 + 4 57. D.A. Points 1,601 71-73-74-74--292 + 4 62. Scott Parel 1,496 71-73-71-78--293 + 5 62. Brock Mackenzie 1,496 71-70-76-76--293 + 5 62. Franklin Corpening 1,496 73-71-74-75--293 + 5 65. Sebastian Fernandez 1,431 70-72-76-76--294 + 6 65. Chris Kirk 1,431 73-71-77-73--294 + 6 67. Rick Price 1,391 71-70-75-79--295 + 7 68. Scott Gordon 1,365 73-70-81-78--302 + 14 • • •



    Missed the cut



    70. David Mathis
    71-74--145 + 1 70. Blaine McCallister
    71-74--145 + 1 70. Jim Herman
    72-73--145 + 1 70. Peter Tomasulo
    77-68--145 + 1 70. Scott Gardiner
    73-72--145 + 1 70. David Branshaw
    72-73--145 + 1 70. Will Dodson
    73-72--145 + 1 70. Vince Jewell
    73-72--145 + 1 70. Ewan Porter
    71-74--145 + 1 70. Matt Every
    73-72--145 + 1 70. Paul Gow
    72-73--145 + 1 70. Jon Turcott
    69-76--145 + 1 70. Wade Ormsby
    74-71--145 + 1 83. Tripp Isenhour
    71-75--146 + 2 83. Todd Fischer
    72-74--146 + 2 83. B.J. Staten
    75-71--146 + 2 83. Kyle Reifers
    76-70--146 + 2 83. Dave Schultz
    75-71--146 + 2 83. Dustin Risdon
    74-72--146 + 2 83. Dean Larsson
    72-74--146 + 2 83. Bryce Molder
    76-70--146 + 2 83. Kris Blanks
    74-72--146 + 2 83. Jeff Brehaut
    74-72--146 + 2 83. Chris Tidland
    73-73--146 + 2 83. Tom Byrum
    74-72--146 + 2 83. Bradley Iles
    75-71--146 + 2 83. Ryan Howison
    69-77--146 + 2 83. Jim Lemon
    74-72--146 + 2 98. David Hearn
    75-72--147 + 3 98. Skip Kendall
    75-72--147 + 3 98. Garth Mulroy
    74-73--147 + 3 98. Steven Young
    74-73--147 + 3 98. Matt Weibring
    71-76--147 + 3 98. Steven Bowditch
    75-72--147 + 3 98. Justin Otto
    71-76--147 + 3 105. Scott Gutschewski
    74-74--148 + 4 105. Andrew Bonhomme
    75-73--148 + 4 105. J.J. Killeen
    73-75--148 + 4 105. Tom Carter
    73-75--148 + 4 105. Brendan Steele
    74-74--148 + 4 105. David Morland IV
    72-76--148 + 4 105. Daniel Summerhays
    71-77--148 + 4 105. Jeremy Anderson
    74-74--148 + 4 105. Kim Felton
    74-74--148 + 4 114. Bret Guetz
    75-74--149 + 5 114. Keith Nolan
    75-74--149 + 5 114. Chris Thompson
    74-75--149 + 5 114. Blake Adams
    76-73--149 + 5 114. Kris Cox
    76-73--149 + 5 114. Dustin Bray
    71-78--149 + 5 114. Mike McCabe
    75-74--149 + 5 121. Josh Broadaway
    78-72--150 + 6 121. Scott Dunlap
    77-73--150 + 6 121. Matt Bettencourt
    77-73--150 + 6 121. Jim Rutledge
    75-75--150 + 6 121. Patrick Damron
    76-74--150 + 6 121. Larry Bryan
    77-73--150 + 6 121. Lee M. Williamson
    79-71--150 + 6 128. Andy Connell
    77-74--151 + 7 129. Chris Nallen
    76-76--152 + 8 129. Doug Barron
    76-76--152 + 8 131. Tee McCabe
    78-75--153 + 9 131. Matt Hansen
    75-78--153 + 9 131. Darren Angel
    72-81--153 + 9 131. Bryan DeCorso
    74-79--153 + 9 135. John Adams
    76-78--154 + 10 135. Chris Anderson
    79-75--154 + 10 135. Jonathan Fricke
    73-81--154 + 10 135. Chris Myers
    78-76--154 + 10 139. John Kimbell
    78-77--155 + 11 139. Nick Malinowski
    81-74--155 + 11 141. Craig Bowden
    76-80--156 + 12 142. Rob Bradley
    74-83--157 + 13 WD. Jason Enloe
    71-73-81-WD

    WD. Tom Johnson
    76-WD

    WD. Gibby Gilbert III
    81-WD
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