WinCo Foods Portland Open - July Storylines | Oregon Golf Association

WinCo Foods Portland Open - July Storylines

The WinCo Foods Portland Open is a Web.com tournament played at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club's Witch Hollow. This year's event is scheduled for Aug. 16-19.

SPECIAL OGA MEMBER BENEFIT IN 2018
As a special benefit of membership, each OGA Member who buys tickets will receive 10 free tastings at the Grove and will be entered to win a walk inside the ropes as an Honorary Observer. Click here for full details and links to buy tickets.

THE RACE TO SECURE ONE OF 25 PGA TOUR CARDS
At the conclusion of the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz in August, the top 25 players on the 2018 Web.com Tour money list will earn their PGA TOUR cards for the 2018-19 season. Here’s a look at Nos. 23 through 27 on the money list through 14 events:

 

23. Cameron Davis

$129,831

One win

N/A

24. Hank Lebioda

$129,612

Three top-10s

Florida State University

25. Martin Trainer

$121,310

One win

University of Southern California

26. Josh Teater

$116,818

Two top-10s

Morehead State University

27. Kramer Hickok

$116,701

Two top-10s

University of Texas

ANDERS ALBERTSON EARNS MAIDEN VICTORY
Just a year after finishing one stroke shy of a playoff at the Lincoln Land Championship presented by LRS, Georgia Tech alum Anders Albertson posted rounds of 66-66-64-63–259 (-25) in Illinois to earn his maiden Web.com Tour victory in the event’s 2018 edition. The 25-year-old carded seven consecutive birdies during the final round at Panther Creek Country Club, setting a season record for consecutive birdies. His 25-under 259 tournament total also set a new 72-hole scoring record. Albertson is currently in his third year as a professional after a collegiate career in which he was a four-time All-ACC honoree, named the 2015 Byron Nelson award winner and amassed the third-best career scoring average in school history. The victory moved Albertson’s season winnings to $172,203, enough to move him to No. 8 on the Regular Season money list as he chases his first PGA TOUR card.

ADAM LONG CONTINUES CAREER-BEST SEASON
Web.com Tour veteran Adam Long carded the second runner-up performance of his career last week, finishing tied for second with Kramer Hickok at the Lincoln Land Championship. The 30-year-old has been flourishing in his fifth season on Tour, having already picked up four top-10 finishes, a new single- season record for him. Long has made 11 of 15 cuts this season and has earned $134,032, more than any previous year’s total (Regular Season and Web.com Tour Finals combined). He currently sits at No. 21 heading into the LECOM Health Challenge, where he finished third in 2017.

NUMBERS TO KNOW

  • 10 – Since the Web.com Tour Finals were introduced, $163,000 has been enough to secure a PGA TOUR card. There are currently 10 players with that amount or more in earnings for this season: Sungjae Im, Scott Langley, KH Lee, Chase Wright, Adam Svensson, Wyndham Clark, Jose de Jesus Rodriguez, Anders Albertson, Joey Garber and Sam Burns.
     
  • 6 – The best come-from-behind victory in tournament history at the LECOM Health Challenge occurred in 2016 when Rick Lamb overcame a six-stroke deficit to earn the title. Through 16 events, Scott Langley and Cameron Davis hold the largest come-from-behind wins, having both erased six-shot deficits to win.
     
  • 23 – The most first-time winners in a single season occurred in 1991, when 23 events were won by first- time champions. The second-most stands at 20, occurring in 2002. Through 16 events this season, 14 players have won maiden titles.

2018 WEB.COM TOUR MEMBER TO WATCH

Hank Lebioda – 24 – Orlando, Florida

Florida State University alum Hank Lebioda is thriving in his rookie season on the Web.com Tour, having picked up three top-10s in his first 16 events. The 24-year-old has held two round leads and finished runner-up at the Rex Hospital Open. Lebioda was a two-time All-American while at FSU and was named ACC Freshman of the Year in 2013 and ACC Player of the Year in 2016. He currently sits at No. 24 on the Regular Season money list.

 

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