Wes Short Jr. earns Champions slot

Updated: November 23, 2013, 4:02 PM ET
Associated Press

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Wes Short Jr. earned one of five Champions Tour cards for next season in his first attempt at the 50-and-older circuit.

Short turns 50 on Dec. 4. He closed with 68 to tie the Champions Tour Q-school record at 20-under 264. He earned $30,000 for his five-shot victory over Mike Reid and Jim Rutledge of Canada. Rutledge started the final round outside the top 12 and closed with a 65 in rainy conditions at the TPC Scottsdale to earn his card.

The final two spots were decided in a playoff Saturday morning because of the rain.

Scott Dunlap and Jeff Hart each made par on the first playoff hole to get full exempt status for the 2014 season.


Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press

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