Wheatcroft and Mills advance to Tour finals

Posted November 17, 2008 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

Steve Wheatcroft, Washingon, shot 67-69-65-68 - 269, at Hombre GC, Panama City, Florida, in the second stage of PGA Tour Qualifying, advancing to the finals. His 19-under par total was his second medalist performance in tour qualifying this session. He also won the first stage at Martin Downs CC’s Osprey Creek Course, Palm City, Florida. Wheatcroft secured his PGA Tour card in 2007, tying for seventh in qualifying, but did not retain playing privileges.

Jon Mills, Indiana, recorded 69-72-70-70 - 281, at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville, Florida, to move on as well. He was tied for 15th, and that group was “right on the number.” Mills played the PGA Tour this season, making nearly $500,000, but a series of missed cuts this Fall put him back into qualifying school. Mills also played the PGA Tour in 2006, and recorded top ten on the Nationwide Tour’s money list in 2005 and 2007 qualifying him for the PGA Tour in 2006 and 2008.

Wheatcroft and Mills advance to LaQuinta, California, at PGA West, in the Palm Springs area. They will play three rounds each at the Nicklaus Tournament and TPC Stadium Courses, December 3-8.

At Deerwood GC in Kingwood, Texas, Michael Sim, Wexford, recorded a final round 76 resulting in not advancing to the finals. His 71-68-71-76 - 286, missed the qualifying score by two strokes.