25 Aug 2013

Alker's fate rests on other results

8:36 am on 25 August 2013

The New Zealand golfer Steven Alker faces a nervous weekend as he waits to see if he has done enough to earn a PGA Tour card for 2014.

The 43-year-old, who opened with an even par 71 at the Web.com Tour event in Omaha to be in a share of 103rd place, carded a four-over par 75 in round two to miss the cut at a crucial time.

The result means that Alker's chances of qualifying are now out of his hands.

On the current standings he is projected to slip from 22nd to 24th on the Web.com Tour money-list.

The top 25 players at the end of the tournament on Monday morning automatically qualify for the PGA Tour in 2014 but Alker's position could easily change in the final two rounds of the final week of the regular season.

Alker is hoping to join compatriots Danny Lee and Tim Wilkinson, who have already qualified for the PGA Tour.

Lee, playing in his final Web.com Tour event, also missed the cut with rounds of 72 and 71.