Power slips to 40th in Idaho but remains on course in card bid

Power slips to 40th in Idaho but remains on course in card bid
 Seamus Power

Seamus Power

A closing 72 saw Seamus Power slipped to tied 40th in the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco but he remains in position to win back his PGA Tour status despite slipping to 19th in the Web.com Tour Finals money list.

Having failed to automatically retain full PGA Tour playing privileges by finishing 130th in the regular season FedExCup points list, the West Waterford man can improve his status and regain the privileges he enjoyed at the start of the season via the four-event Web.com Tour Finals.

The top 25 money winners from the Web.com Tour regular season have already won PGA Tour cards and can only improve their position in the pecking order via the Finals.

But as one of the players finishing between 126th and 200th in the FedEx Cup standings, Power can win back his status if he is one of the 25 players who earn the most cumulative money in the four Finals events.

Power was ninth in that list heading into the final round of the second event of the Web.com Tour Finals in Idaho last night but despite two late birdies, he shot a one-over-par 72 to fall 10 spots in the standings to 19th.

Even if he fails to finish  in the top 25, Power still expects to get more than 15 PGA Tour starts next seaon.

Chesson Hadley, who is already guaranteed his PGA Tour card having finished inside the top 25 on the Web.com Tour's regular season money list, shot rounds of 67, 68, 68 and 65 to win the Albertsons Boise Open by a shot from Ted Potter Jnr.

England's Matthew Southgate finished tied fifth to move up 49 places to ninth in the Web.com Tour Finals money list.