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Casey Martin fell apart in the final round of the PGA Tour qualifying tournament Monday, costing himself a chance to play in the big leagues next year.

Martin, who has a circulatory disorder in his right leg that requires him to ride a cart, was in position to make it until running into trouble on the last six holes.

"This hurts, but it's not the end of the world," Martin said. "I don't know if my swing got quick or what, but I hit shots where you couldn't hit them."

Winner Jeff Brehaut held it together for a 1-over 73. He finished at 16-under 416 and won $50,000 in the six-round tournament, one of the most grueling in golf.

None of the top 24 players going into the final round broke 70.

The top 35 players and ties earned exempt status on the PGA Tour next year, a list that included 44-year-old tour veteran Ken Green and Andy Miller, the son of former U.S. Open and British Open champion Johnny Miller.

Martin started the final round in a tie for 21st and was in good position at 9-under par through 12 holes. That's when it quickly fell apart.

He hit into the water on the par-3 13th and made double bogey. On the next hole, he flew the green with a sand wedge and caught a fluffy lie at the base of the hill. His flop shot didn't make it up the slope and he wound up with another double bogey.

Martin closed with a 77 and finished at 427 in a tie for 57th, which at least assures him of full status on the Nationwide Tour next year.

Martin won the right to ride a cart when he successfully sued the PGA Tour in 1998, a decision that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court last year.

He earned his card three years ago through the Nike Tour, finishing in the top 15 on the money list. Martin's best finish in his only full season on the PGA Tour was a tie for 17th in the 2000 Tucson Open, and he missed the cut 15 times in 29 tournaments.

Getting his card through six rounds of Q-school is much more difficult, and Martin nearly pulled it off.

"I was playing well enough to get through, but today was ugly," he said.

Martin had some company.

Ted Purdy was at the cutoff - 8 under - when he hit his tee shot into the water on the island-green 17th hole on the Stadium Course at PGA West, leading to a bogey. Barry Cheesman started the final round in a tie for 11th but took a quadruple-bogey on the 13th hole and wound up with an 82.

Tom Scherrer needed a par on his final hole to secure his card. He drove into a bunker, and his approach went into the water. Scherrer flung the club at his bag in disgust, a common emotion at Q-school.

Miller had a few anxious moments, too.

He was at 11 under when his tee shot on the 17th - a hole named "Alcatraz" - caromed off the rocks surrounding the green and went into the pond for double bogey. Miller split the fairway with his next tee shot and got his par to earn his card with one stroke to spare.

"I'm sure I put a few years on your life," Miller said to his father, who works as a golf analyst for NBC Sports.

Brehaut finished one stroke ahead of James McLean (70), Chris Anderson (72) and Alex Cejka (72), although most of the drama in the final round centered around the bottom 35 to see who would earn the right to play on the PGA Tour.

Others to earn their cards were Dave Stockton Jr., son of the two-time PGA champion, who chipped in for birdie on the difficult 15th hole to give himself some breathing room.

The best round Monday belonged to Richard Johnson, whose 66 moved him up 37 places into a tie for 11th. The best finish belonged to Woody Austin, the 1995 rookie of the year on the PGA Tour who was in danger of going back to the developmental tour.

Austin was at 6 under until he rolled in birdie putts of about 15 feet on the final three holes to earn his card by one stroke.

"I was in a no-win situation," Austin said. "If I make three pars, I'm not going to hurt myself. If I make three bogeys, I'm not going to hurt myself. Getting the tour card was the goal, but the way I finished was very important."


Jeff Brehaut 1 71-64-72-73-63-73 416 $50,000.00
Alex CejkaT2 72-68-69-71-64-73 417 $35,000.00
Chris M. Anderson T2 70-71-66-69-69-72 417 $35,000.00
James H. McLean T2 69-71-67-70-70-70 417 $35,000.00
Donnie HammondT5 70-67-71-69-70-71 418 $25,833.33
John Maginnes T5 69-70-69-71-69-70 418 $25,833.33
Akio Sadakata T5 72-68-71-69-68-70 418 $25,833.34
Brian Bateman T8 74-67-68-68-66-76 419 $25,000.00
Brenden PappasT8 72-71-70-66-69-71 419 $25,000.00
Aaron BarberT8 66-74-72-68-68-71 419 $25,000.00
David Sutherland T11 71-68-69-69-71-72 420 $25,000.00
Dean WilsonT11 69-65-68-77-72-69 420 $25,000.00
Scott LaycockT11 72-71-65-66-72-74 420 $25,000.00
Joel KribelT11 69-71-67-72-67-74 420 $25,000.00
Richard S. Johnson T11 68-73-68-75-70-66 420 $25,000.00
John E. Morgan T11 67-72-65-69-71-76 420 $25,000.00
Paul GoydosT17 69-71-69-77-65-70 421 $25,000.00
Vance Veazey T17 70-70-71-69-70-71 421 $25,000.00
Anthony PainterT17 67-68-72-68-71-75 421 $25,000.00
Mark WilsonT17 73-68-70-67-71-72 421 $25,000.00
Bart BryantT21 73-67-75-69-67-71 422 $25,000.00
Jeff Klein T21 73-70-73-67-70-69 422 $25,000.00
Dave Stockton, Jr. T21 72-72-72-68-68-70 422 $25,000.00
Tom Gillis T21 73-68-70-72-69-70 422 $25,000.00
Carl PetterssonT21 70-72-72-69-73-66 422 $25,000.00
Ken GreenT26 74-66-74-73-68-68 423 $25,000.00
Brad LardonT26 70-72-73-70-66-72 423 $25,000.00
Brett QuigleyT26 71-72-67-70-71-72 423 $25,000.00
Woody Austin T26 69-72-72-70-70-70 423 $25,000.00
Kenichi Kuboya T26 75-71-71-66-70-70 423 $25,000.00
Ben Curtis T26 69-70-72-69-68-75 423 $25,000.00
Jason CaronT26 71-73-69-71-66-73 423 $25,000.00
Andy MillerT26 70-68-74-72-68-71 423 $25,000.00
Brian WattsT34 73-67-68-72-72-72 424 $25,000.00
Mike GrobT34 67-70-72-70-73-72 424 $25,000.00
Mike HeinenT34 72-74-71-66-67-74 424 $25,000.00
Mathew GogginT34 68-69-72-75-65-75 424 $25,000.00
Cameron Yancey T34 67-76-66-72-74-69 424 $25,000.00
Brandel Chamblee T39 74-70-72-68-69-72 425$4,000.00
Bob Friend T39 73-67-71-73-71-70 425$4,000.00
Jeff HartT39 69-70-72-70-72-72 425$4,000.00
Bobby Gage T39 69-68-70-78-69-71 425$4,000.00
Deane Pappas T39 72-69-73-70-72-69 425$4,000.00
Stephen Leaney T39 77-67-66-70-74-71 425$4,000.00
Mark HensbyT39 69-69-71-74-70-72 425$4,000.00
Ted PurdyT39 70-69-73-72-68-73 425$4,000.00
Kelly SellersT39 70-70-71-72-72-70 425$4,000.00
Lucas Glover T39 69-75-70-71-72-68 425$4,000.00
Ben BatesT49 68-72-68-71-72-75 426$4,000.00
Russ Cochran T49 73-72-73-69-69-70 426$4,000.00
Wes ShortT49 71-71-71-74-68-71 426$4,000.00
Tom Scherrer T49 75-72-72-67-69-71 426$4,000.00
Mike Sposa T49 73-68-71-75-69-70 426$4,000.00
Tjaart van der WaltT49 73-67-70-71-73-72 426$4,000.00
Kyle ThompsonT49 71-73-69-69-70-74 426$4,000.00
Stephen Gangluff T49 66-77-70-72-67-74 426$4,000.00
Steve HaskinsT57 73-72-71-69-72-70 427$4,000.00
Steve Pate T57 70-72-71-69-72-73 427$4,000.00
Kent Jones T57 72-72-67-68-70-78 427$4,000.00
Casey Martin T57 71-72-71-69-67-77 427$4,000.00
Steve AllanT57 72-73-74-73-69-66 427$4,000.00
Ryan PalmerT57 69-73-71-72-72-70 427$4,000.00
Chad Lydiati T57 73-72-68-72-70-72 427$4,000.00
Mark WalkerT57 69-74-68-77-70-69 427$4,000.00
Todd RoseT57 68-71-71-73-72-72 427$4,000.00
Jim Rutledge T66 76-73-71-69-72-67 428$4,000.00
Michael AllenT66 70-73-68-74-68-75 428$4,000.00
Kevin JohnsonT66 68-72-70-78-70-70 428$4,000.00
John Elliott T66 68-71-76-73-67-73 428$4,000.00
Oscar SernaT66 70-76-78-68-69-67 428$4,000.00
Kenneth Staton T66 71-71-74-71-76-65 428$4,000.00
Jeff Klauk T66 74-69-71-72-71-71 428$4,000.00
Blaine McCallister T73 76-70-71-72-71-69 429$4,000.00
Bob MayT73 68-71-74-67-76-73 429$4,000.00
Chris TidlandT73 70-71-72-74-74-68 429$4,000.00
Ken Duke T73 68-71-73-76-70-71 429$4,000.00
Jeev M. SinghT73 69-69-72-72-70-77 429$4,000.00
Nobuhito SatoT73 74-66-72-73-73-71 429$4,000.00
Doug LaBelle IIT73 74-70-70-74-74-67 429$4,000.00
Kevin PendleyT73 74-72-67-75-72-69 429$4,000.00
D.A. PointsT73 73-70-69-73-73-71 429$4,000.00
Barry Cheesman T82 68-69-72-69-70-82 430$4,000.00
Fran Quinn T82 70-70-73-73-74-70 430$4,000.00
Sonny SkinnerT82 71-68-72-74-73-72 430$4,000.00
Scott Petersen T82 75-67-74-69-72-73 430$4,000.00
George McNeill T82 75-68-71-66-74-76 430$4,000.00
Robin FreemanT87 74-72-70-68-71-76 431 $00.00
Dennis Paulson T87 75-67-67-76-72-74 431 $00.00
Greg Kraft T87 77-68-70-68-69-79 431 $00.00
Tripp Isenhour T87 75-72-70-70-74-70 431 $00.00
Tag RidingsT87 75-71-71-77-70-67 431 $00.00
Jason Dufner T87 77-69-71-69-70-75 431 $00.00
Bubba Watson T87 72-78-71-67-73-70 431 $00.00
Omar UrestiT94 71-72-72-72-70-75 432 $00.00
Ryan Howison T94 75-71-73-71-74-68 432 $00.00
Anthony RodriguezT94 72-73-74-70-73-70 432 $00.00
Scott ParelT94 77-67-68-69-76-75 432 $00.00
Zach Johnson T94 72-69-69-74-75-73 432 $00.00
David GriffithsT94 70-74-72-70-74-72 432 $00.00
Tim Thelen 100 68-74-68-73-78-72 433 $00.00
Tommy Tolles 100 76-66-64-75-78-74 433 $00.00
Terry Hatch100 73-72-72-75-71-70 433 $00.00
Jason Schultz100 71-76-70-69-74-73 433 $00.00
Charles Warren III 100 72-70-69-75-71-76 433 $00.00
Han Lee100 67-75-76-71-70-74 433 $00.00
Bill Glasson 106 72-78-69-74-70-71 434 $00.00
Rick Price 106 76-73-74-68-72-71 434 $00.00
Shane Bertsch106 73-70-73-74-69-75 434 $00.00
Rob Bradley106 76-69-76-69-74-70 434 $00.00
John Paul Curley 106 69-72-71-73-76-73 434 $00.00
D.J. Brigman 106 72-76-70-74-72-70 434 $00.00
Josh Broadaway 106 72-69-71-72-75-75 434 $00.00
Todd Hamilton113 76-69-74-77-69-70 435 $00.00
Eric Meeks 113 72-70-74-70-78-71 435 $00.00
Ken Tanigawa 113 75-70-78-70-73-69 435 $00.00
Brian Wilson 113 73-73-72-70-75-72 435 $00.00
Ron Ewing113 72-79-74-72-70-68 435 $00.00
Rob McMillan 113 72-70-75-72-73-73 435 $00.00
Christian Pena 119 77-72-71-72-75-69 436 $00.00
Mike Brisky119 78-72-74-71-68-73 436 $00.00
David Branshaw 119 72-76-74-74-67-73 436 $00.00
Christopher Hanell 119 78-69-71-71-80-67 436 $00.00
James Blair123 71-73-71-68-75-79 437 $00.00
Gary Hallberg123 76-71-69-76-70-75 437 $00.00
Scott Simpson123 73-74-71-72-70-77 437 $00.00
Michael Long 123 77-71-76-69-75-69 437 $00.00
Patrick Sheehan123 73-78-71-71-71-73 437 $00.00
Ty Armstrong 128 75-70-72-71-77-73 438 $00.00
Edward Fryatt128 74-72-76-70-76-70 438 $00.00
Steve Scott128 73-68-79-72-74-72 438 $00.00
Robert Conrad128 68-73-74-76-73-74 438 $00.00
Hank Kuehne128 75-69-74-75-75-70 438 $00.00
Paul Dickinson 128 72-75-71-74-73-73 438 $00.00
Roberto Coceres128 75-77-68-71-72-75 438 $00.00
Bradley Hughes 135 76-71-75-73-71-73 439 $00.00
Curt Byrum 136 73-69-74-73-79-72 440 $00.00
Franklin Langham 136 70-71-70-82-76-71 440 $00.00
Sung Man Lee 136 74-71-72-74-81-68 440 $00.00
S.K. Ho136 71-73-70-75-76-75 440 $00.00
Ron Stelten140 76-69-77-72-74-73 441 $00.00
Gabriel Hjertstedt 140 71-73-73-77-76-71 441 $00.00
John Restino 140 75-71-76-68-76-75 441 $00.00
Matt Weibring140 72-71-75-75-75-73 441 $00.00
Brian Kamm 144 76-71-74-73-78-70 442 $00.00
Paul Claxton 144 73-75-74-73-72-75 442 $00.00
Joe Acosta, Jr.144 79-73-72-75-74-69 442 $00.00
Tyler Williamson 144 71-70-73-78-75-75 442 $00.00
Ryan Hietala 144 76-77-71-73-74-71 442 $00.00
Jess Daley 144 71-70-77-71-74-79 442 $00.00
Rafael Echenique 144 78-74-72-75-72-71 442 $00.00
Johnson Wagner 144 71-82-70-71-71-77 442 $00.00
Kevin Durkin 152 69-72-68-78-84-72 443 $00.00
Craig Bowden 153 73-70-73-81-75-73 445 $00.00
Kevin Muncrief 154 75-75-79-69-78-72 448 $00.00
Eric Bogar 155 70-76-72-74-77-80 449 $00.00
Camilo Benedetti 156 75-80-80-68-73-74 450 $00.00
Jeff Quinney 157 74-80-80-76-72-71 453 $00.00
Eric Frishette 158 71-77-76-70-80-80 454 $00.00
Chris Zambri 159 75-81-78-76-73-72 455 $00.00
Brad Elder 160 75-78-83-74-75-72 457 $00.00
Alan Zimmerman 161 75-78-79-73-72-81 458 $00.00
Mayson Petty 161 78-74-78-71-79-78 458 $00.00
Brian Kontak 163 78-74-79-73-83-75 462 $00.00

The following players did not finish
Nolan HenkeW/D 77-72-80-73-76378
John Morse W/D 69-74-74-74-70361
Ted TrybaW/D 72-72-73-75 292
Emanuele CanonicaW/D 73-72-73-82 300
Roland ThatcherW/D 76-70-69-74 289
Emlyn Aubrey W/D 70-82-74226
Paul Gow W/D 74-74-85233


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