Schultz collecting money, and quite the following

Fargo golfer David Schultz finished in a tie for second place in the Nationwide Tour event that wrapped up today in Wichita, Kan., vaulting himself to 24th place on the season’s money list to $114,804. He made $48,400 on Sunday.

The top 25 golfers at the end of the year get PGA Tour cards.

Schultz has jumped more than 125 spots on the money list in the last two weeks. He finished in a tie for third place one week earlier.

You can read my story on Schultz in Monday’s Forum or online at www.inforum.com (complete story not posted until Monday, otherwise I’d link to it).

Couple of additional anedotes that didn’t make the story:

  • Schultz said he was playing in the group right behind Chris Tidland, who eagled the final hole Sunday en route to a one-shot victory. "I saw him hit the putt, and he kind of leaned left and did a big fist pump," Schultz said. "I looked at my caddy and I said, ‘Birdie?’ And he looked back at me and said, ‘Yep, birdie.’" After reaching the 18th, Schultz saw the scoreboard and noticed Tidland had, in fact, gotten an eagle.
  • Schultz called me again after my story had already gone to the editors for the night and had another funny story that fans in our area should get a kick out of. Apparently, a "Fargo" chant has been produced by the galleries pretty much everywhere he plays on the Nationwide Tour. "It’s awesome," Schultz said. "It’s really cool."

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