Alumnus Foley earns PGA Tour card

August 30, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Former Penn State men's golfer Kevin Foley earned his 2013-14 PGA Tour card Sunday when he closed out the Tour at the Cox Classic in Omaha, Neb.

Only the top 25 players on the money list of the Tour earn PGA Tour cards. The Somerville, NJ native earned a total of $144,000 on the season, which placed him 24th overall. Foley will be the first Nittany Lion to join the tour since Dan O'Neill in 1975.

"I have been privileged to watch Kevin develop into a top collegiate player, then make the difficult first steps as a professional golfer, to becoming a successful full-time member of the Tour, and now achieve his dream of the PGA Tour," said head coach Greg Nye. "I think it is an emotional high time for any coach when they experience one of their own reaching a dream. I'm there."

$108,000 of Foley's $144,000 money total came from his first career victory at the Panama Claro Championship in February, which marked the most significant professional win ever by a Penn State alumnus.

"It's a dream come true," Kevin Foley said. "Carrying on Penn State to the PGA Tour!"

Foley's play as a Nittany Lion propelled him into his professional career when he graduated in 2010. The 26-year-old holds the school record for the most tournament championships (6). He also achieved 16 top-10 finishes and 20 top-25 finishes during his time in Happy Valley.   

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Last Updated August 30, 2013