Wheatcroft Picks Up Nationwide Tour Win in Record-Setting Fashion
June 5, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Former Hoosier standout Steve Wheatcroft dominated the field at the Melwood Prince George's County Open this week to earn his first career Nationwide Tour victory and set numerous records in the process.
Wheatcroft finished at 29-under for the tournament and won the event by 12 shots, both of which are Nationwide Tour records. His 255 four-round total shattered the previous tour record of 258, set by Chris Smith in 1997 and Daniel Chopra in 2004.
Wheatcroft opened the event with a 5-under 66, before posting a blistering 11-under 60 in the second round. He followed with a 6-under 65 on Saturday and a 5-under 66 in Sunday's final round. His dominating second round 60 set the course record at the University of Maryland Golf Course. He also tied the tour record for most birdies in a tournament with 31, tying Craig Lile's mark set at the 2003 Omaha Classic.
A member of the men's golf team at Indiana from 1998-2001, Wheatcroft earned All-Big Ten accolades during his junior and senior seasons. He had a career stroke average of 74.45 during his four years in Bloomington.
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