COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Steve Wheatcroft 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.