Wittenberg tops Nationwide conglomerate at Olympic

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June 14, 2012

Bragging rights among the Nationwide Tour members goes to Casey Wittenberg, who posted the best finish of the 11 who competed at the 2012 U.S. Open.

Wittenberg, whose 67-70 weekend was bettered only by champion Webb Simpson, finished at 5-over 285 to tie for 10th. Paired with Tiger Woods on Sunday, Wittenberg bogeyed his first two holes, but birdied Nos. 7 and 11 to finish his week with an even-par 70.

"It's always fun to play with Tiger," Wittenberg said. "He's fun to be around and a good person and so it's always fun to watch. I'll take something from this week and play some good golf the rest of the year."

Wittenberg, fresh off his first major top 10, returns to the Nationwide Tour on Thursday at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open.

Finishing a shot behind Wittenberg and tied for 15th was Aaron Watkins, who closed with a 1-over 71. Alistair Presnell (70) was tied for 29th. Watkins, Presnell, and the other eight players who teed it up at the Olympic Club this week are headed for Wichita for the next Nationwide Tour event.

Nationwide Tour members at the U.S. Open
Player Money list
Best 2012
  Currently Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Casey Wittenberg 10th Win Card T10 71 77 67 70 285
Aaron Watkins 65th T5 Card T15 72 71 72 71 286
Alistair Presnell 25th T3 Card T29 70 74 75 70 289
Steve LeBrun 73rd T9 Card T46 73 75 69 75 292
Nicholas Thompson 46th 8th Card T51 74 74 72 73 293
Jeff Curl 71st T6 Card T56 73 75 71 75 294
Darron Stiles 16th T3 Card T60 75 71 73 76 295
Jim Herman 28th 6th Card MC 78 72 --- --- 150
Paul Claxton 7th T2 Card MC 75 77 --- --- 152
James Hahn 6th Win Card MC 73 80 --- --- 153
Brice Garnett 62nd T9 Card MC 78 77 --- --- 155

Here's a look at the results of all 11 of the Nationwide Tour players in this week's U.S. Open:

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