Washington, PA, native Steve Wheatcroft, finished t-8 in the Nationwide Tour Championship October 27-30, the season’s final event, shooting 68-75-71-71–285 on the Ralston Creek Course at Daniel Island Club, Charleston, South Carolina. His winnings of $225,054 for the season were 20th on the money list. More importantly Wheatcroft will have playing privileges on the PGA Tour next season, his third appearance; the other two years were 2007 and 2010. Wheatcroft’s season included a victory on the Nationwide Tour that featured on round of 60. In his five seasons on either the Nationwide or PGA Tour since 2007, Wheatcroft has won over $1.1 million.
Other players with local roots on the Nationwide Tour include Jon Mills, Indiana, who was 71st on the money list with $83,048, and Brendon Todd with $60,035 and 84th on the money list. Todd played as a youngster at Rolling Hills, McMurray, until his familty moved to Charlotte, NC.
Mills and Todd are scheduled to compete in the upcoming PGA Tour Qualifying Schools Second Stage.