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Ex-Navy star Hurley going full speed ahead on Nationwide Tour

Ex-Navy star Hurley going full speed ahead on Nationwide Tour

Former Navy Lt. Billy Hurley III played on the same victorious 2005 Walker Cup team as PGA Tour professionalAnthony Kim. Kim, 26, is approaching $1 million in PGA Tour prize money this season. Hurley, 29, who competes on the Nationwide Tour, a developmental circuit, has won less than 10 percent of that during his entire pro career. A big reason for the difference is that Hurley spent the first five years of his career fulfilling his commitment to the Navy. Now he's making up for lost time. Last week, Hurley finished a career-best second at the Chiquita Classic in Maineville, Ohio, and he was fifth in his previous event, the Preferred Health Systems Wichita (Kan.) Open. The...

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