Andrew Hutchinson has been a multimedia reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2014.
Cappelen misses cut and chance to earn PGA Tour card
Arkansas' Sebastian Cappelen tees off on then 10th hole during the third round of the NCAA college golf championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan., Monday, May 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Travis Morisse)
By missing the cut at the Winco Foods Portland Open Friday, Sebastian Cappelen didn't capitalize on an opportunity to earn his PGA Tour card.
The former Arkansas golfer entered the weekend at No. 25 on the Web.com Tour money list, but dropped to No. 26 after not earning anything at the Portland Open.
After firing a 3-under 68 Thursday, Cappelen struggled with a 7-over 78 second round score Friday, missing the 1-under cut line.
Kyle Reifers jumped into the No. 25 spot by $1,463, finishing the season with $146,836 in earnings. Cappelen ended the year with $145,373. Only the top 25 earned their PGA Tour card for next year.
In eight events during his rookie season, Cappelen made the cut four times and finished in the top 10 twice, including winning his Web.com Tour debut.