Steve Wheatcroft, a Washington, PA, native, will compete in the PGA Tour School Qualifying Finals, December 2-7, at Bear Lakes GC, West Palm Beach, Florida. He has already secured a PGA Tour card for 2010, so he’s playing to move up the rankings. A strong performance will result in his playing in more early season PGA Tour events.
Rocco Mediate, a Greensburg, PA, native, and runner-up in the 2008 US Open, will be playing to continue his career on the PGA Tour in 2010 without having to use exemptions. He finished 145th on this year’s money list with $484,757, resulting in his being exempt from the first two stages of qualifying. Mediate. 46, is among a handful of area players to record multiple victories on the PGA Tour during his long career. His five wins–1991 Doral; 1999 and 2002, Greensboro; 2000–Buick and Phoenix. Mediate is 44th in career earnings on the PGA Tour.