Date: September 28, 2015
Author: Mark Hayes

Gibson closes on card

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New South Welshman Rhein Gibson is poised to win his US PGA Tour card.

The likeable Bendigo-born 29-year-old tied for ninth in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, enough to push him to 18th on the Web.Com Tour’s finals money list.

Should the Lismore right-hander remain in the top 25 by the end of next week’s season-ending championship, he’ll join Rod Pampling as Aussies promoted from the secondary tour for next year’s PGA Tour.

Veteran Victorian Steve Allan also has his future in his own hands, lying 23rd after his T29 finish in Ohio.

The pressure, however, is firmly on West Australian Oliver Goss, who faded at the weekend to finish with rounds of 76-70 to slide to T35.

The result left the Golf Australia rookie squad member requiring a high finish at the Tour Championship to rise from his current 40th position.

Goss would need to bank approximately $US20,000 this week, then hope others above him can’t follow suit. A finish inside the top 10 is a bare minimum, depending on other results.

Greg Chalmers, Mathew Goggin, Aaron Baddeley and Cam Percy all require something approaching victory at the second course at the TPC Sawgrass complex in Jacksonville, Florida, next weekend.