Earned PGA Tour card for third consecutive season through PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament where he finished T-12. Made 10 cuts in 26 starts in 2003, with one top-25, a T-11 in home state at HP Classic of New Orleans. Rookie in 2002, making just over half of his cuts and posting four top-25s, including a career-best T-15 at the SEI Pennsylvania Classic. Earned return trip to TOUR via a T8 finish at the Qualifying Tournament. Member of Nationwide Tour from 1997-2001. Finished 58th on 2001 Nationwide Tour money list and completed season making last nine cuts. Two top-10s included a T-4 at Dayton Open and T-10 at Gila River Classic. Best season came in 1998 when he finished 20th on the money list with $107,590 in earnings. Picked up first career victory at Carolina Classic in Raleigh, NC, coming from behind to defeat Jimmy Green by one stroke. Lost playoff to Matt Gogel later that year at Tri-Cities Open. NCAA All-America selection in 1996. NCAA Academic All-America in 1995. Louisiana state high school champion in 1989 and state junior champion in 1990. Winner of 1992 Louisiana State Amateur Championship. Three-time all-Southeastern Conference selection, as well as three-time Academic all-SEC selection.
1 - 1998 Carolina Classic
1997 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 8; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 73.02 (ranked 116th); money $16,735 (ranked 96th); best finish, T8th, Monterrey Open.
1998 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.75 (ranked 31st); money $107,590 (ranked 20th); Winner Carolina Classic.
1999 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 8; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 71.64 (ranked 64th); money $13,059 (ranked 115th); best finish, T14th, Florida Classic.
2000 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 0; top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average 71.38 (ranked 57th); money $37,607 (ranked 101st); best finish, T13th, Fort Smith Classic.
2001 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 70.26 (ranked 14th); money $75,343 (ranked 58th); best finish, T4th, Dayton Open.
2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 31 / Rounds Played: 91 / Cuts made: 16 / Top-10 Finishes: 0 / Best finish: T-15th at the Marconi Pennsylvania Classic / Earnings: $281,421 Rank (159th)
Scoring - 71.70 / (148th); Driving Distance - 288.6 / (26th); Driving Accuracy - 67.6% / (105th); GIR - 65.8% / (93rd); Putting - 1.804 / (183rd); Birdie Average - 3.46 per rd / (130th) / Total Birdies - 315; Sand Saves - 41.4% / (182nd); All-Around Rank - 925 / (131st)
Earned his PGA Tour card for the third consecutive season through PGA TOUR qualifying tournament where he finished T12th.
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; Rounds Played - 67; in money - 10; top -10 Finishes - 0; money $217,150 Rank (173rd); Best finish: T-11th at the HP Classic of New Orleans
Scoring - 71.65 / (143rd); Driving Distance - 297.2 / (20th); Driving Accuracy - 66.5% / (102nd); GIR - 67.4% / (53rd); Putting - 1.797 / (156th); Birdie Average - 3.48 per rd / (123rd) / Total Birdies - 233; Sand Saves - 38.2% / (183rd); All-Around Rank - 869 / (127th)
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