Wheatcroft shoots 11-under 60 Nationwide event
Steve Wheatcoft birdied the final five hole for an 11-under 60
on Friday in the Nationwide Tour’s Melwood Prince George’s County
Open, missing a chance for a 59 when his 22-foot eagle putt from
the fringe on No. 18 curled right and settled about 15 inches from
The 33-year-old former Indiana player had a 16-under 126 total
on the University of Maryland Golf Course to take a seven-stroke
lead over Greg Owen (68).
”You don’t get a shot at 59 very often. It’s the magic
number,” Wheatcroft said.
Notah Begay III (1998 Dominion Open), Doug Dunakey (1998 Miami
Valley Open) and Jason Gore (2005 Cox Classic) are the only players
to shoot 59 in Nationwide Tour history.