Golf: Terra Cotta champ Constable earns 2013 PGA Tour card; Lamely to Web.com Tour

The Terra Cotta Invitational will not have its defending champion in the 2013 field.

Donald Constable, who won in April at Naples National Golf Club, earned his PGA Tour card for next year by tying for 22nd in the PGA Tour Qualifying School Finals at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., on Monday.

Constable shot a final-round 69 for a 17-under 415 total for the six grueling rounds. The top 25 and ties earned cards for next year.

Former Florida Gulf Coast University golfer Derek Lamely of Fort Myers, who had played on tour the last three years, will have to go to the Web.com Tour. He earned an exempt card for the former Nationwide Tour by tying for 57th. Lamely shot a 70 on Monday for a 12-under total. The next 50 after the top 25 received exempt status.

This is the last year for Q School in its current format. Beginning next year, the players will earn spots on the Web.com Tour, and none will automatically earn PGA Tour cards.

"Great system," Lamely wrote in a text. "I really wish it wasn't going away! I played decent all week but got no putts to go in, so no chance of making it this week. ... Gotta have putts go in for success, and that's what I was missing this week."

Lamely qualified for the PGA Tour by finising in the top 25 on the then-Nationwide Tour money list after the 2009 season, and won the Puerto Rico Open on the PGA Tour in 2010.

Cape Coral's Connor Arendell earned conditional status on the Web.com Tour. He shot a final-round 67 to move up into a tie for 118th.

Patrick Reed, a frequent competitor in the Terra Cotta, also earned his card, shooting a final-round 67 to tie with Constable.

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