NEWS Reavie wins, regains Tour card

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DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Chez Reavie won the Tour Finals' Small Business Connection Championship by a stroke Sunday to regain his PGA Tour card.

Reavie, the 2008 Canadian Open winner, made a 6-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th for a 6-under 66 and 15-under 273 total at River Run. The 33-year-old former Arizona State player earned $180,000 to push his series total to $203,000 and lock up a PGA Tour card. He tied for 10th last week in Indiana in the finals opener after finishing 166th in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings.

Jamie Lovemark, Steve Marino and Emiliano Grillo tied for second. Lovemark closed with a 67, Marino shot 68, and Grillo 72. They each earned $74,667.

The tournament was the second in the four-event series that features the top 75 players from the Tour money list, Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings and non-members such as Grillo who earned enough money to have placed in the top 200 had they been eligible to receive points.

The top 25 players on regular-season money list — Lovemark was 12th, and Marino 19th — earned PGA Tour cards. They are competing against each other for tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting. The other players are fighting for another 25 cards based on series earnings. Lovemark jumped to No. 5 on the combined money list, and Marino moved to No. 8.

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