Aussie golfing trio promoted to US PGA Tour

Scott Gardiner will be the first indigenous Australian on the US PGA Tour

GREAT to see Aussie golfers Cameron Percy, Scott Gardiner and Alistair Presnell earning their US PGA Tour cards for 2013 after finishing in the top 25 money earners on the Web.com tour.

Percy finished 19th in the season ending Web.com Tour championship on Sunday, putting him 13th on the money list with $256,238.

Gardiner finished two shots behind the Victoria in 25th position in Texas and finished 15th on the money list with $234,145.

Presnell had a comparatively poor weekend but had already done enough to finish 23rd on the money list with $190,567.

America’s Justin Bolli also earned a promotion to the top tour after carding a 6-under 65 final round to win the season-ending Championship.

Gardiner, 36, hopes to be the first of many indigenous Australian athletes to play on the PGA Tour

“I have a great respect for my heritage and the athletes we have produced,” Gardiner told The Australian newspaper from Dallas this week.

“Hopefully people see my story and realise it is possible. Maybe some parents will see I did it and think it will be possible for their kids. If they see somebody doing what they want and being the first, that’s great.”

The Australian’s full story on Gardiner’s introduction to golf and his continuing success in the sport is here.

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