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Jeff Kolpack, Published December 07 2009

Schultz comes up short in his bid to obtain PGA Tour card

FARGO - The defeat in his voice was obvious and Dave Schultz said he’ll be better in a couple of days. After a breakthrough summer on the Nationwide Tour, Schultz came up short in the PGA Tour’s Qualifying Tournament on Monday.

The Fargo South graduate finished the six-day event tied for 72nd with a two-under-par 430 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The top 25 players earned their PGA Tour cards with the final spot shooting a 423.

“Pretty simply, I’m disappointed,” he said. “My goal coming in was to give myself a chance to make the PGA Tour on the last day and I didn’t get it done and that’s disappointing.”

Still, it was his best Q-school finish in the three years he’s played it and he finished the year with full Nationwide status for next year. He’s eligible to play in every tournament for the first time in his career.

“I put in a lot of work and effort this year so I just have to keep grinding and keep going and trying to get better,” he said. “If I can laugh at anything, I can laugh that if I do get there, I know I didn’t take any shortcuts. It was a long week like finals always is.”

For more, see Tuesday's Forum.