Shawn Stefani wins Miccosukee Championship
Sunday, October 14, 2012
MIAMI — Shawn Stefani won the Miccosukee Championship on Sunday for his second Web.com Tour victory of the year, closing with a 3-under 68 for a five-stroke victory over Australia's Alistair Presnell.
Stefani finished at 15-under 269 at Miccosukee Golf and Country Club, and earned $108,000 to jump from 16th to fourth on the money list with $303,311. The top 25 after the final two events will earn 2013 PGA Tour cards.
"Getting my PGA Tour card means the world to me," Stafani said. "I've worked very hard to make it to the tour and it will be a dream come true for me."
The 30-year-old former Lamar player also won the Midwest Classic in August in Overland Park, Kan.
Presnell finished with a 67. He earned $64,800 to go from 39th to 19th on the money list with $187,342.
Stefani opened with round of 68, 71 and 62 to take a six-stroke lead into the final day.
"To be honest I was not worried about the lead or protecting the lead when I started," Stefani said. "You expect someone to come out and play well and Alistair did just that. He played a really good round of golf today. Give him some credit for putting some pressure on me. I just wanted to focus on playing well and experience what it was like playing with a lead in the final round."
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