Bremerton native Troy Kelly earns PGA Tour card for 2012

Updated: December 5, 2011

Bremerton native Troy Kelly has earned his way onto the PGA Tour for the 2012 season by finishing in the top 25 of the Nationwide Tour for the 2011 season.

Kelly finished 11th on the Nationwide Tour money list with $248,064 earned through 19 events, easily clinching a spot on next year’s PGA Tour.

The top 25 money leaders from the Nationwide Tour advance to the PGA Tour for the 2012 season. JJ Killeen was the top money winner with $414,273 in winnings.

The amazing thing about Kelly is that he played in only 19 events, fewer than most players on the Nationwide Tour this year. And he did not win a single event, which goes to show his consistency in all of the events he did play in.

Kelly suffered an injury toward the end of the Nationwide Tour season that caused him to cut back playing schedule.

He made 13 cuts in the 19 events he entered this season and had a scoring average of 69.68, showing why belongs on the PGA tour.

Kelly makes a return to the PGA Tour in 2012. He played on the PGA Tour in 2009 after advancing through the Q School.

On the PGA Tour, four Northwest pros finished within the top 125 to earn their cards for next year, including Ben Crane of Portland, Ryan Moore of Puyallup, Kyle Stanley of Gig Harbor and Robert Garrigus of Gresham.