Mannyankees took home the top prize in the Tour Legend tier at The First Tee Open, capturing first place in a tiebreaker after posting a two-round total of 106 on Bethpage Black.
A total of five players finished atop the Tour Legend standings with a 106 total, necessitating a tiebreaker. Estienne, dansamcam, HaojenTW and frenchconnect all finished in a tie for second and earned a portion of the 200,000 WGT-credit purse.
The tiebreaker procedure on the WGT Virtual Tour includes comparing scores for the final nine, final six and final three holes; if a tie remains, hole-by-hole scores are matched beginning with No. 18 and working back.
Other tier champions from The First Tee Open included hotho (Legend tier, 110 total), nicolaspizzo1 (Tour Master, 118), Yiannis1970 (Master, 116), SwenCaserio (Tour Pro, 113) and Lovefall (Pro, 123). Click here to view the full leaderboards from the event at Bethpage, which hosted the U.S. Open in both 2002 and 2009.
The season-long race on the WGT Virtual Tour is heating up, but it still remains anyone's game. With spots available for the top 64 players in each tier, many players still have the opportunity to qualify for the Virtual Tour Championship in December, which will boast a record purse of 1 million WGT credits. In the Tour Legend tier of the very best WGT players, dansamcam has won four regular events and currently sits in the No. 1 spot in the season-long standings, while poldimaier and frenchconnect have each won one major, placing them at No. 2 and No. 4, respectively, in the standings.
Here's a look at the players who are currently toping the season-long race in each tier:
- Tour Legend - dansamcam (USA)
- Legend - RoarEMackElroy (USA)
- Tour Master- shagadelic (USA)
- Master - RollyStone (Canada)
- Tour Pro - demondeacons666 (USA)
- Pro - cun01 (USA)
Full leaderboards for the season-long race can be seen here.
This month's event is another major - with a 400,000 WGT-credit purse split among the top 70 scores in each tier - as Merion serves as the venue for the Strike Out ALS Challenge. Players have yet another chance to make a move in the overall standings on a course that hosted the U.S. Open in 2013. Click here to get started and take your shot at following in Justin Rose's footsteps by topping the standings at Merion!