Reno's Barcelo Earns PGA Tour Card

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CHARLESTON, S.C -- Rich Barcelo was one of 25 Nationwide Tour players who secured a 2010 PGA TOUR card on Sunday at the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island in Charleston, S.C. by finishing among the year's top-25 money winners.

The following are background and career details on Barcelo and a quote from him:

Birthplace: Long Beach, CA

Residence: Reno, NV

College: University of Nevada

Age: 34

Final Money List Position: T21

Other 2009 Stats:
One win (Cox Classic) and five top-25 finishes

PGA TOUR Experience:
Has played in 58 PGA TOUR events. Best finish is T4 at the 2007 Reno-Tahoe Open

"This is the first time I've earned my way onto the PGA TOUR by finishing in the top 25 on the money list and it feels extra special to say that. This Tour is so competitive and to come out here and play well for an entire year just proves to me I'm ready. It solidifies my confidence. My goal for next year is to continue the success I've had this year and the key to that is confidence."

The Nationwide Tour's 29-tournament season came to a pressure-packed conclusion today at the Ralston Creek course at the Daniel Island Club with Matt Every winning the $1 million Nationwide Tour Championship.

Barcelo was DQ'd after signing an incorrect scorecard after the third round.