It's been a banner year for local players on the
Web.com Tour with six players currently in the
top 50 on the money list.
Former University of Alabama golfer Jus-
tin Thomas leads the way in fourth place with
close to $250,000 won in 13 events. In his latest
strong performance he finished solo third in Boi-
se, Idaho last week and is a lock to finish in the
top 25 at the end of the season and thus earn his
PGA Tour card for the first time.
Also safe is former Auburn star and former
Walker Cup player Blayne Barber who has won
over $219,000 from eight events, including a
win, to place eighth on the current money list.
Former UAB golfer and Mobile resident Zack
Sucher is enjoying his strongest year on the
Web.com Tour, playing especially well of late,
and has won almost $140,000 in 16 events. He is
20th on the list and thus, with a strong year-end,
can crack the top 25.
Birmingham resident Jeff Curl, former Hunt-
ingdon College golfer Kris Blanks and former
Auburn golfer Roland Thatcher are all also inside
the top 50.
Blanks, who has been dealing with injuries in
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recent years and
has played both
the PGA Tour and
won on the Web.
com Tour ear-
lier this year and
has earnings of
in just five starts. He is currently in 26th place
and is close to a full return to the PGA Tour with
a strong finish to the season.
Curl is 43rd from 12 starts with a little over
$77,000 banked, while Thatcher has earnings of
$67,808 and is 48th.
Since leaving the University of Alabama early
after his sophomore year, Thomas hasn't missed
a beat in the pro ranks.
Towards the end of last year, he earned his
Web.com Tour card for 2014 via the annual
After three rounds of the six-round marathon
he was well back in 122nd place after a rough
third round, but he came through when it really
mattered with a closing round 65 to finish
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