Overton Earns PGA TOUR Card, Finishes 2007 Season Strong
Nov. 5, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Former Indiana men's golf two-time All-American Jeff Overton (2002-05) earned his PGA TOUR card by finishing 99th on the final money list. The top 125 on the list automatically secured TOUR cards for the 2008 season.
Overton started the final week of action 117th on the money list, but he turned in a clutch performance at the season-ending Children's Miracle Network Classic presented by Wal-Mart (Nov. 1-4). The Evansville, Ind., native shared the lead at one point in the final round before finishing in a tie for sixth place at 13-under 275 (67-68-69-71). Stephen Ames won the title at 17-under par playing the Magnolia Course in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
With his finish, Overton earned $1,009,630 on the season. He finished second behind Tiger Woods during the 2007 campaign with a 70.10 actual scoring average and third behind Woods and Justin Rose with a 361 all-around ranking.
Overton accomplished all of this in just 19 events, where he made 11 cuts, collected six top 25s and three top 10s. His best finish of the year came at the Wyndham Championship (Aug. 16-19), where he tied for second place. Overton claimed his final top-10 finish at the Stanford St. Jude Championship (June 7-10), sharing 10th place.
Additionally, he played seven events on the Nationwide Tour and carded three top 25s en route to earning $28,911.
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