Houston weekend tough on Wheatcroft

Posted April 3, 2013 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

After advancing with 67 in Monday qualifying for the PGA Tour's Shell Houston Open, former area resident Steve Wheatcroft recorded two more 67's to seize the lead at the half-way point. The 2004 West Penn Open champion then faltered on the weekend with 72-74 to finish in a tie for 22nd place at 8-under par 280. He earned just over $59,000.

Wheatcroft has played the Web.com Tour four season since his debut in 2006. He spent the 2007, 2010 and 2012 seasons on the PGA Tour but failed to retain his PGA Tour card after both seasons. He has won nearly $1.5 million in his career on both tours.

In addition to his T-22 finish in Houston, Wheatcroft has recorded four top 25 finishes on the PGA Tour. His best finish is a T-3 in the 2010 Puerto Rico Open, and has also finished T-13 in the 2010 Canadian Open, T-18 in 2007 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee and T-22 in 2012 Greenbrier Classic.

Wheatcroft's best finish on the Web.com Tour is a victory in the 2011 Melwood Prince George's County Open with a 29-under par score of 255 and a 12-stroke winning margin. Both are Web.com Tour records that still stand today.