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Nov. 19, 2004

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Former Virginia men’s golf standout James Driscoll (1997-00) is listed at No. 7 on the Nationwide Tour’s Top 20 Money List. The Top 20 players are fully exempt for the PGA Tour for the 2005 season.

The three-time All-American turned professional in September 2001 and promptly won his site’s first stage of PGA Tour Qualifying with a 72 hole total of 13-under par. Driscoll missed at the second stage, but went on to earn full status on the 2002 Canadian Tour. In 2002 and 2003, Driscoll won more then $100,000 playing a combination of Canadian, Nationwide, and PGA events. In 2003 he won $27,466 in nine Nationwide events which he entered on sponsor exemptions or by Monday qualifying.

In the fall of 2003, Driscoll became the fourth former Virginia golfer in history (following Tim Dunlavey, Lewis Chitengwa, and Cameron Yancey) to make it all the way to the finals of the PGA Tour qualifying school. Finishing in the top half of the field, Driscoll earned status on the Nationwide Tour for 2004.

In September, Driscoll won the Virginia Beach Open for his first professional career title.

Courtesy of Nationwide Tour’s top 20:
They’re an eclectic group representing four different countries — the United States, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The goal, though, was always the same — finish in the top 20 on the Nationwide Tour money list in order to earn their PGA TOUR cards for 2005. Now that the mission is accomplished, PGATOUR.COM wanted to introduce you to the newest members of the PGA TOUR.

Name: James Driscoll

 •	 Age: 27 •	 Money List: 7 •	 Earnings: $277,911 •	 2004 victories/Top Finish: 1 win •	 Former PGA TOUR member: No •	 Key fact: Cites playing in 2002 Masters Tournament	 as biggest thrill in golf

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