Date: July 23, 2007

Consistent Flanagan finishes top 30

Twenty-three-year-old Australian Nick Flanagan has secured another top 30 finish but was no match for Tom Scherrer, the runaway winner at the Price Cutter Charity Championship. The American had a week to remember on his way to posting 26-under, the Nationwide Tour&aposs lowest four-round total for 2007. Scherrer landed a hole-in-one on his birthday during play on Friday and didn&apost look back with rounds of 66, 63, 66 and 67. Americans dominated the leader board. Kiwi Tim Wilkinson (68), tied for 13th place, was the first player among the standings to hail from outside the States. Flanagan played four consistent rounds at the Highland Springs Country Club and closed the event with five birdies and a bogey in his 68. Compatriot Steve Collins (70) was in a share of 33rd place while fellow Australians Richard Swift (69), Matthew Jones (71) and Steven Bowditch (71) were all at eight-under, tied for 38th. Another Australian, Scott Gardiner, shot an even-par final round to be in a share of 70th position. Flanagan is second on the money list for 2007 on the Nationwide Tour. The top 25 players at the end of the year will receive their PGA Tour cards for 2008. Scherrer moved up from 62nd on the list to 14th courtesy of his win. “Playing out here is about getting into that top 25 and we recognise that, but winning is what you play golf for,” he said. “Winning is something that will stay with you forever and your name will be associated with that tournament. Winning is on your mind and is what stays with you, but the immediate goal is to make it into the top 25 and earn a spot on the PGA Tour.”