South Surrey's Adam Svensson earned his Web.com Tour card after a dominant performance at Q-school on the weekend.

Svensson earns Web.com Tour card

South Surrey golfer cruises to first-place finish at qualifying school event

South Surrey golfer Adam Svensson has earned a spot on the Web.com Tour after cruising through a qualification tournament last weekend in Florida.

The 21-year-old Earl Marriott Secondary grad earned his tour card – the Web.com circuit is one rung below the PGA Tour – after a dominant performance at Q-school, capped by a seven-shot victory at the PGA National Resort and Spa course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Svensson – who dominated the NCAA Div. II ranks at Barry University before turning pro earlier this year – carded a four-round total of 266 (64-65-65-72) which was 20 under-par. Second place finishers Ian Davis and Jason Millard finished at 13-under.

“It’s huge,” said Svensson of his victory, which also netted him a $25,000 winner’s cheque. “It’s always fun to win at any level, so I just tried to have fun.”

Svensson had earned his way through to the final stage of the Web.com Q-school by virtue of his ninth-place finish on the 2015 Mackenzie Tour, on which he’d played since leaving university.

In six Mackenzie events this season, Svensson – a former NCAA Div. II player of the year – had two runner-up finishes, while also carding there top-25 finishes in limited action on the Web.com Tour.

“I was pretty confident with my decision,” Svensson said in a news release, with regard to turning pro after just two years at university.

“Just being able to start from the bottom and work your way up, I think that’s pretty important.”

At the four-round Q-school event, Svensson led the field from wire to wire, and was in first place after each of the four rounds.

On Sunday, he dealt with not only the pressure of being in first place with one round left to play, but also with windy conditions at the Palm Beach Gardens course.

Svensson, however, made several key saves throughout the round in order to shoot par and maintain his lead.

“Obviously you’re going to feel pressure. I was just trying to flight the ball down all day and stay out of trouble and hit it in the middle of the green,” he said.

“And most of all enjoy it, because it’s tough to win out here or at any level.”

The young golfer will take aim at the Web.com Tour when play begins in late January, with the Panama Claro Championship in Panama City.

“My goal is to win out there and get my PGA Tour card, so I’m going to shoot for that” he said.

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