Lanto Griffin entered the Web.com Tour playoffs with tailwinds of momentum after completing his rookie season on the PGA Tour with eight straight and consecutive cuts made. The streak started in June at The Travelers Championship and ran thru the end of the PGA Tour regular season in August at the Wyndham Championship.
Lanto continued such form at the first Web.com Playoffs event at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship at the Ohio State University Scarlet Golf Course in Columbus, Ohio. Rounds of 68-69-69-69-69 secured a 5th place finish for Lanto and $33,900. In recent years, the amount of prize money needed to secure a PGA Tour card has floated between $33,000 and $40,000 leaving Lanto in fantastic position to regain PGA Tour membership for the 2019 season with two events remaining in the playoffs!
Lanto’s only other start on the Web.com Tour this year came at the Nashville Golf Open, which he won in 2017. Lanto mounted a fantastic title defense finishing 2nd place that week.