Chiquita Classic: John Peterson, Andrew Svoboda Tied for 54-Hole Lead

By Carl Conrad
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With just one round remaining in the Chiquita Classic, two players in very different situations are tied for the lead. John Peterson and Andrew Svoboda each grabbed a share of the 54-hole lead at 10 under par at River Run Country Club. If either of these men can manage to shoot one or two under par tomorrow they are going to have a good chance at taking home the trophy.

Peterson tied the low round of the day with a four under par 67 at a track where scoring has been incredibly difficult to come by. “I just stayed out there and my caddie told me just to stay patient,” said Peterson. “I don’t usually do a good job of that but I did it today and it came around for me on the back.” Peterson is one of the players in the field that have yet to qualify for their PGA Tour card based on their regular season earnings. If he keeps turning in performances such as this, however, he will likely end up earning his card for next year.

Svoboda, on the other hand, already has Tour card for next year in hand thanks to his regular season earnings – he finished the regular season 25th in earnings and was the last player to qualify for their card prior to the start of the Tour Finals. Just because he already has his status for next year doesn’t mean that he can afford to let off of the gas, however. He is still playing to improve his priority status for next year.

There aren’t many people in the Tour Finals that can afford to take these events. Just about everyone has something on the line and they have definitely been playing as such.


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