Wheatcroft’s Web.com Tour scoring record falls
Posted August 15, 2016 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact
Stephen Jaeger opened with a record breaking 12-under 58 in the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrea, Hayward, Calif., July 28-31. The round was the first 58 recorded on either the PGA Tour, Champions Tour, or Web.com Tour.
Jaeger followed up his record-breaking 58 with rounds of 65-64-63 for a 30-under total of 250, and broke Washington native’s Steve Wheatcroft’s 72-hole tour scoring record by five strokes in the process.
In 2011, Wheatcroft won the Melwood Prince George’s County Open with a record-breaking 255 at the time, one of his two Web.com Tour victories. Wheatcroft has played the PGA Tour the last two seasons and is currently 137th on the money list as the season moves into its final few competitions. In the 267 events on the Web.com and PGA tours, he has won about $3,200,000.
Wheatcroft won the 2003 Pennsylvania Open and 2004 West Penn Open prior to playing on tour.
Jaeger held the record alone for ten days. Jim Furyk also shot 58 in the final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn., August 7, on the PGA Tour.