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 hole

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.