Nov. 3, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Former University of Wyoming Cowboy golfer David Hearn recently made the PGA TOUR for the upcoming 2011 season. He earned his TOUR card by finishing inside the top-25 money winners on the Nationwide Tour this past season.
Hearn, a native of Brampton, Ontario, finished 21st on the Nationwide Tour's money list in 2010. He played in 25 events and finished in the top 10 five times and the top 25 nine times. He finished the season with a stroke average of 69.88.
In order to secure his spot among the top-25 money winners, Hearn needed a strong finish at this past weekend's Nationwide Tour Championship in Charleston, S.C. He did exactly that and finished in a tie for fourth place with a four-round score of eight-under par.
Hearn is no stranger to the PGA TOUR, as this is the second time he has earned his TOUR card.
Hearn, 31, played at Wyoming from 1997-2001. He was a First Team All-Mountain West Conference selection in 2001 and qualified for NCAA Regionals three times. He held UW's record for lowest single-season stroke average (a 72.40 in 1999-00) until last season when current Cowboy Gabe Maier broke that record with a stroke average of 71.83.
"The entire Wyoming golf family is proud of David for this accomplishment," UW Director of Golf Joe Jensen said. "He has always stayed in touch with the program, is a great supporter, and some years will even meet us out on the road if both our schedules allow. To this day he carries a Wyoming head cover on his driver. He is a very hard worker and is deserving of this accomplishment. Everyone associated with Wyoming golf will be pulling for him next year."