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Auburn finance graduate Barber earns PGA Tour card

Harbert College 2012 Finance graduate Blayne Barber earned his 2015 PGA Tour card.

Blayne Barber, a 2012 Harbert College of Business finance graduate, recently earned his 2015 PGA Tour card by finishing seventh in the Tour this year.

Barber was an All-American in 2012 at Auburn and broke the team’s scoring record with a 70.76 average as a junior in 2011-12.

“I am very thankful and excited and looking forward to what the future holds,” said Barber. “I have been dreaming about this a long time, so it is exciting.”

Barber, who disqualified himself two years ago at PGA Tour Q-School, earned his first Tour card behind a strong season with a win at the South Georgia Classic and four top 10 finishes. He made two of three cuts on the PGA Tour in 2013, including finishing 24th at the Puerto Rico Open. Local golf enthusiasts could have an opportunity to watch Barber in a homecoming of sorts next season. The PGA Tour will make a stop at Grand National’s Lake Course in Opelika the week of July 13-19 for the first Barbasol Championship.

Barber is the second finance graduate in two years to earn a Tour card. In September of 2013, Cydney Clanton, who graduated in 2011, earned a 2014 LPGA Tour card after finishing fifth on the Symetra Tour money list. Through Aug. 27, Clanton earned $16,191 in 16 LPGA Tour events this season.

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