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Former Bulldogs Fast And Sainz Earn Web.com Tour Exemptions

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Former Bulldog golfer Carlos Sainz, Jr., earned an exemption for the Web.com Tour along with former teammate Matt Fast.
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STARKVILLE, Miss. – Former Mississippi State golfers Matt Fast and Carlos Sainz, Jr., recently earned their Web.com Tour Exemptions through the six-day Tour Qualifying Tournament held at the PGA West Stadium Course in La Quinta, Calif.

Due to a change in the structure of the PGA TOUR, players must now earn an exemption for the Web.com Tour, which is owned by the PGA TOUR, prior to making a start on the big stage.

“I’m very proud of Matt and Carlos and happy to see all of their hard work pay off,” 11th-year Bulldog head coach Clay Homan said. “Earning a spot on the Web.com Tour is very challenging, especially with the rule changes this year which making it much more competitive. They may not realize the impact they still have on our program today just by being on Tour and giving current and future Bulldogs paths to follow.”

Fast slid in just above the 45-player cut with a tie for 42nd. After claiming a three-stroke victory in second stage of qualifying at Shell Landing Golf Club in Gautier, Miss., Fast carried momentum into the final stage and opened with a 69-71-66. He finished with 74-70-70 over the final three rounds to hang on just above to cut.

Originally from Hattiesburg, Miss., Fast starred four years for MSU from 2005-09. He won his only collegiate event in the fall of 2006 with a 206 at the Callis Communications Intercollegiate and led State to postseason play in his final two seasons, including an appearance in the NCAA Championships in 2008.

Sainz faired a bit better, finishing 10th among the 152 participants. He fired a bogey-free 63 in the final round, aided by five consecutive birdies on Nos. 11-15. With his 21-under (65-72-70-71-70-63), Sainz guaranteed himself four additional starts for the 2014 season.

Earlier this year, Sainz finished ninth on the PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit, including a win at The Players Cup.

Sainz played alongside Fast after coming to Starkville as a member of Homan’s ninth-ranked recruiting class by GolfWeek.com in 2005. The four-year letter winner finished his career with a 73.59 stroke average and a career-best round of 66 in the 2008 Gator Invitational.

The 2014 Web.com Tour season gets underway Feb. 6-9 at the Panama Claro Championship in Panama City, Panama.

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