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Holmes' two-year PGA earnings near $2.4 million

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By Bobby Brockman

John "J.B." Holmes' $119,600 payday on Sunday at the Children's Miracle Network Classic presented by Wal-Mart pushed him to nearly $2.4 million after two seasons on the PGA Tour.

Holmes, who did not have to finish in the top 125 to regain his card for another season, did do that at 118 with his tie-for-ninth showing at the Magnolia Golf Course, which is the longest of the Disney courses, at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Holmes finished his second season on the Tour with $874,216, which gives him $2,361,819 for his two-year tenure as a professional.

After his nuptials on Nov. 24 (sister Amanda ties the knot this Saturday), Holmes plans on playing in Australia sometime next month.

Cards, Eagles hit the road for football play-offs

Play-off victories have been few and far between for the local teams since Campbellsville and Taylor County captured regional titles in 1998 and 1999, respectively.

Matter of fact, only the Eagles have won a post-season game since their regional championship.

Campbellsville went 13-1 in 1998 and won play-off tilts over Carroll County, Harrodsburg and at Holy Cross before being eliminated by Mayfield on Dave Fryrear Field.

Since then, the Eagles are 1-4 in play-off games, winning at home vs. Frankfort in 1999 before being ousted by Somerset. Losses have come since on the road at Bardstown (2000), Danville (2004) and Frankfort (2005).

Taylor County was 11-3 in 1999 and downed Elizabethtown at home and LaRue County and Corbin on the road before falling at Glasgow.

Since then the Cardinals have dropped four road play-off contests to LaRue County (2001), Bardstown (2002), Waggener (2003) and Central (2004).

Both teams are doing reruns of their Sept. 7 games when the Cardinals travel to Somerset tomorrow and the Eagles visit Lynn Camp for a second time this season.

Neither September game was close, Taylor County fell 55-22 and Campbellsville lost 47-14. However, each team did show considerable improvement down the stretch.

Even with upset wins tomorrow, both teams would still be looking at road play-off games next week as Campbellsville, the No. 3 seed, would more than likely travel to Williamsburg while Taylor County, the fourth seed, would visit the Garrard County at Wayne County survivor.