Beaufort's Mark Anderson earns 2013-2014 PGA Tour card

sports@islandpacket.comAugust 25, 2013 


Mark Anderson lines up a putt during his victory Sunday in the Tour's BMW Charity Pro Am.

ALEX HICKS JR/ALEX.HICKS@SHJ.COM — Alex C. Hicks Jr. -- Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Beaufort native Mark Anderson is one of the first 25 players to earn his 2013-2014 PGA Tour card.

Anderson, a former University of South Carolina golfer, finished eighth on the Tour earnings list after the final event of the season, this weekend's Cox Classic in Omaha, Neb.

The top 25 players on the Tour earn PGA Tour playing privileges. Anderson won the BMW Charity Classic this season and earned $255,184.

"Nice feeling getting my card back," Anderson wrote on Twitter. "Congrats to the 24 others and the first timers especially. Awesome feeling when hard work pays off."

Anderson has made 29 career PGA Tour starts, including 25 in 2012, when he made 13 cuts and earned $441,019.

His best finish was a tie for ninth at the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic. He finished tied for 13th at the 2012 RBC Heritage.

Two other golfers with Palmetto State ties earned their cards, as well. Former Clemson golfer Ben Martin and Duncan's Matt Bettencourt will also compete on the PGA Tour next season.

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