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Former CSU golfer Wilcox turns in third place finish in Nationwide event

Special to Daily by Al Kooistra 

Will Wilcox, a former Clayton State golfer attempts to sink a putt on the 18th green. Wilcox finished third at this week's Nationwide Tour in Athens.

Special to Daily by Al Kooistra Will Wilcox, a former Clayton State golfer attempts to sink a putt on the 18th green. Wilcox finished third at this week's Nationwide Tour in Athens.

By Doug Gorman

dgorman@news-daily.com

Former Clayton State golfer Will Wilcox is a step closer to perhaps one day playing on the PGA Tour.

Wilcox finished tied for third this past weekend at the Stadion Classic in Athens. The Nationwide Tour event was played on the University of Georgia course.

Wilcox had to qualify on Monday just to get into the event, but played steady golf all weekend.

The CSU graduate shot a 73 on the first day of the four-day tournament, and then came back with three rounds in the 60s.

On Friday, Wilcox finished with a 68, then added a pair of 67s to his score card on the final two days of the event.

Wilcox collected $48,400 for his weekend of work. Wilcox had been playing on the Hooter' s Tour, but with his finish this past weekend he has earned a spot to play in the next Nationwide event, the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by Synnex Corporation.

Hampton's Clayton Rask ended the weekend in a six-way tie for 25th.

Rask's best two rounds came on the first and last day of the tournament. He began play with a 69 and then had a 68 on Sunday. He shot a 72 on both Friday and Saturday.

The Nationwide Tour is considered a developmental tour of the PGA.

Golfers ending the Nationwide season in the top 25 on the money list are given PGA tour cards for the following year.