Seamus Power was denied the money title in the final event of the season as American Ryan Nelson captured the eGolf Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship and the tournament’s $50,000 first prize – the largest cheque in developmental golf history.
The 36-year old competed a wire-to-wire win at Palmetto Hall Golf Club on Hilton Head, adding a 70 to previous rounds of 64 67 and 67 to win by five shots on 20 under par.
The win pushed Nelson's 2014 earnings to $112,851 from 16 starts, making him the first player to crack the six-figure mark on tour since leading money winner Drew Weaver did so in 2012 ($121,737).
Power finished second in the money list with $80,910 from 16 events as a closing 74 relegated him to tied 26th on thee under.
The 27-year old made six birdies on the final day but was left to rue one bogey and as series of costly mistakes on the back nine — a triple bogey eight at the 10th and double bogey sixes at the 13th and 18th.
While it was Nelson's last start of the year, star Power still has an important date at next week's six-round Web.com Q-School Final Stage at PGA NAtional in West Palm Beach.
The 27-year old from West Waterford will be gunning for as high finish as possible as he bids for a strong card for the PGA Tour's second tier circuit.
eGolf Tour Championship
Robert Cupp Course/Arthur Hills Course
1. Ryan Nelson, Charleston, SC, $50,000.00, *64-67-67-70-268 -20
2. Vaita Guillaume, Papeete, Tahiti, $26,000.00, *69-69-69-66-273 -15
3. Peter Malnati, Dandridge, TN, $18,000.00, *68-68-68-71-275 -13
4. Jordan Russell, College Station,TX, $13,625.00, *71-68-68-70-277 -11
5. Justin Martinson, Avondale, PA, $11,000.00, *69-67-72-70-278 -10
6. Ted Brown, Richmond, VA, $8,500.00, *70-70-69-70-279 -9
6. Andrew Yun, Chandler, AZ, $8,500.00, *65-73-68-73-279 -9
8. Harold Varner III, Gastonia, NC, $7,500.00, *68-68-73-71-280 -8
9. Blake Sattler, New Philadelphia, OH, $6,250.00, *71-71-69-70-281 -7
9. T.J. Howe, Osceola, PA, $6,250.00, *75-68-67-71-281 -7
9. Matt Hansen, Los Osos, CA, $6,250.00, *67-73-69-72-281 -7
9. Alex Ching, San Diego, CA, $6,250.00, *68-65-75-73-281 -7
26. Seamus Power, Ireland, $2,755.56, *73-70-68-74-285 -3