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Atwal becomes first Indian on PGA Tour

Arjun Atwal has become the first Indian golfer to win a place on the U.S. PGA tour by finishing joint seventh in the 2004 qualifying tournament in Florida.

The 30-year-old, who has won twice on the European circuit, is leading the Asian tour money list.

Atwal fired a three-under 69 in the sixth and final round to finish on 420, eight shots behind winner Mathias Gronberg of Sweden, according to the PGA tour's official site (www.pgatour.com).

The top 30 plus ties are awarded PGA tour cards while the next 50 get a place in the American Nationwide tour.

Atwal last month became the first player in the Asian tour's history to move past $1 million in career earnings.

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