Adam Hadwin has already secured status next season on the PGA Tour, but his efforts in the Web .com Finals currently in progress is dedicated to working his way up the priority list.
That objective was derailed off the start last week as Hadwin missed the cut in the first event of the Web .com Finals, the Hotel Fitness Championship, but he turned things around considerably in the first round of this week’s Chiquita Classic in Davidson, N.C.
Hadwin shot a bogey-free, nine-under 63, including six consecutive birdies between the 10th and 15th holes, and holds a two-shot lead going into Friday.
Nick Taylor, also from Abbotsford, B.C., is just four shots back in a tie for sixth after shooting a five-under 67. Brad Fritsch of Manotick, Ont., was a shot back after a 68 on Thursday.
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Here’s what Hadwin had to say after his round, with a look ahead to perhaps finishing on top of the money list. He was fourth coming in this week.