Nate Smith wins first Nationwide title
MIDLAND, Texas -- Nate Smith won the WNB Golf Classic for his first Nationwide Tour title, shooting a 6-under 66 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory over Alistair Presnell, Fabian Gomez and Brandt Jobe.
WNB Golf Classic leaderboard
1. Smith (-18)
T-2. Gomez (-16)
T-2. Jobe (-16)
T-2. Presnell (-16)
T-5. Gainey (-15)
T-5. Davidson (-15)
T-5. Stiles (-15)
• Complete scores
Smith, the 27-year-old former Duke player in his first season on the tour, finished at 18 under on the Midland Country Club course. He earned $94,500 to jump from 78th to 25th on the money list with $153,054. The top 25 after the final five events will earn 2011 PGA Tour cards.
"I don't know whether to cry or just scream. I'm just flooded with emotion right now," Smith said. "The first thing that comes to mind is all of the hard work and everything I've done to get to this point."
He made a 35-foot birdie putt on 18.
"To be able to come through in the clutch like that is the best feeling in the world," Smith said. "To have a putt on the 18th hole to win was just an amazing feeling and to make it was awesome."
Presnell closed with a 65, Gomez shot a 66, and Jobe had a 68.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
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