|Published:||Oct 23, 2011 11:54 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 24, 2011 6:30 AM EDT|
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (AP) - Australia's Gavin Coles won the Nationwide Tour's Jacksonville Open on Sunday to wrap up a 2012 PGA Tour card, shooting a 1-over 71 for a one-stroke victory over Sweden's Jason Blixt.
Coles had a 6-under 274 total on the Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass and earned $108,000 to jump from 45th to 15th on the money list with $226,404. The top 25 next week after the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship will earn 2012 PGA Tour cards.
The five-time Nationwide Tour winner opened with rounds of 70, 64 and 69.
Blixt also finished with a 71.
David Lingmerth (69) was third at 4 under, and Danny Lee (68) and Tommy Biershenk (69) were 3 under.
The tournament was the final full-field event of the year. The top 60 on the money list qualified for the finale next week at Daniel Island Club in South Carolina.