August 13 2013
By PGATOUR.COM staff
GREENSBORO, N.C. -– Brendon Todd fired a 61 on the Prolific Club at Forest Oaks to set the pace in Monday qualifying for the 74th annual Wyndham Championship.
Todd, who ranks 154th in the FedExCup and who won the Stadion Classic at UGA on the Web.com Tour earlier this year, actually had birdie chances in the 10-foot range on the last two holes for a potential 59.
Todd, who has played just six Web.com Tour events this week, nonetheless ranks 17th on the money list. The top 25 at the end of next week's Cox Classic presented by Lexus of Omaha earn PGA TOUR cards.
Also qualifying for the Wyndham were Greensboro's Andrew McLardy, former Wake Forest standout Kyle Reifers and PGA TOUR veteran Billy Mayfair. The three survived a five-way playoff after all shot 66s.
Mayfair, who has five PGA TOUR victories, currently ranks 201st in the FedExCup with 79 points while Reifers has 76 points as a non-member. Both players essentially need to at least make the cut in order to get into the Web.com Tour Finals and have a shot at the 25 PGA TOUR cards available there.
Of course, a win would give any of the four a two-year exemption on TOUR. A second-place finish, worth 300 points, could possibly vault Mayfair into the FedExCup Playoffs -- the current bubble boy at No. 125 is Steven Bowditch and he has 361 points.
The Wyndham Championship was founded in 1938 and is the seventh-oldest event on the PGA TOUR.