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BAY AREA GOLF H aving played only part of the schedule due to his conditional status, 25-year- old Trevor Cone of North Carolina dwelled near the bottom rungs of the Tour money list. That all changed in early August, when Cone shot a final round 6-under 64 to win the Ellie Mae Classic. Cone's victory came with a $108,000 paycheck, enough to move him to No. 37 on the money list and secure his first Tour Finals berth. "One week can change your life. It's a really fine line," said Cone, who finished with a four-day total of 23- under 257. "Anyone who is out here each week can win. It doesn't matter if you're the last man in the field or No. 1 on the money list. It's pretty awesome to say that I'm a champion this week." Things looked good for Warriors star Steph Curry after he opened with a solid 71 but he'd follow that up with an 86 to finish last. In 2017, Curry posted back-to-back rounds of 74 to tie for 148th, missing the cut by 11 shots. "I couldn't hit a driver to save my life ... so that's how golf goes," Curry told reporters. "One day you have it, or at least in the amateur world, one day you have it and one day you completely lose it and you have no idea what you're doing over the top of the ball." Junior Tour of Northern California member Ryan Grauman, who earned a spot in the event via a qualifier, shot a second round 67 but missed the cut. Aspiring pro Trevor Cone, Warriors great Steph Curry on opposite spectrums at annual Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae

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