Former BYU golfer Daniel Summerhays is moving up the Nationwide Tour earnings list. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
PROVO -- Former BYU golfer Daniel Summerhays has performed well as of late in several national golf tournaments to move up to No. 33 on the Nationwide Tour money list.
Summerhays, who forgo his senior season at BYU to turn professional, moved up from the No. 54 spot and is currently at $123,995 after receiving a $39,200 check for his second-place performance at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open. It was his sixth top-25 finish this season.
When the season comes to an end in November, the top 60 qualifiers from the year will compete at the Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas and the top 25 finishers will earn their PGA Tour card.
Summerhays was a 2007 First Team All-American at BYU and owned the nation’s lowest stroke average of 69.83. He placed fourth at the NCAA Championships that season and later became the first amateur to win a Nationwide Tour event at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational last July. He was also a CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team member with a 3.91 GPA.