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Canada's Hadwin leads Web.com Tour Finals event

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 4, 2014 at 7:59 pm •  Published: September 4, 2014
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DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Canada's Adam Hadwin birdied the first six holes on the back nine and shot a course-record 9-under 63 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Chiquita Classic, the second of four events in the Web.com Tour Finals.

The 26-year-old Hadwin, the Chile Classic winner in March, made putts from 10-16 feet during the birdie run that ended with a two-putt par from 35 feet on the par-4 16th.

Hadwin finished fourth on the Web.com Tour's regular-season money list to earn one of 25 PGA Tour cards. Those 25 players are competing against each other for PGA Tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals and the final leader getting a spot in The Players Championship.

The other players in the series — Nos. 26-75 from the Web.com Tour money list and Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings — are fighting for another 25 cards based on their earnings in the four tournaments.

John Peterson was second at 65. He was 179th on the FedEx Cup list.