Lanto Griffin Finishes 5th, Eyes Return to PGA Tour

Lanto Griffin entered the 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.

COLUMBUS, OH – AUGUST 26: Lanto Griffin hits a drive during the fourth and final round of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship held at The Ohio State University Golf Club on August 26, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

Lanto continued such form at the first 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 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.