Web.com Tour In KC: Texan Shawn Seffani Surges To Win In Midwest Classic

Shawn Steffani of Houston, Texas, caught fire on the back nine on Sunday to garner his first career win on the Web.com Tour, a two-shot victory at the Midwest Classic in Kansas City.

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Web.com Tour In KC: Texan Shawn Steffani Surges To Win In Midwest Classic

As so often happens in a professional golf tournament, somebody gets hot on the final day and surges to the top of the leader board to steal the victory. That was the scenario on Sunday at the Web.com Tour Midwest Classic as Shawn Steffani shot the low score of the day at seven-under-par 64 to win the tournament by two strokes over Luke List and Russell Henley.

Steffani, from Houston, Texas, caught fire on the back nine of the final round at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park, scoring five of his seven birdies on the day on his way to a four-round score of 17-under 267. Seffani started the day on Sunday at the Midwest Classic tied for 13th place.

It was Seffani's first career win on the Web.com Tour. He is currently third on the money list on the Web.com Tour, which is significant because the top 25 money winners earn their PGA Tour card for the 2013 season.

The first three rounds of the tournament featured a different leader every day, and Steffani's final-day charge made if four in four days. The leader after three rounds, Matt Weibring, another Texan whose father, D.A., also is a professional golfer, had six birdies on Sunday, but also had four bogeys on the back nine to go with a double-bogey six on the par-four opening hole.

Weibring ended up with en even-par 71in the final round, which gave him a total score of 14-under for the tournament and a tie for fourth place.

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Web.com Tour In KC: Midwest Classic Has A New Leader In Matt Weibring

Matt Weibring, son of professional golfer D.A. Weibring, birdied the 18th hole on Saturday to break a tie with defending champion James Nitties and take a one-stroke lead at 14-under-par 199 after three rounds of the Web.com Tour Midwest Classic at the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park.

Weibring is the third different leader through 54 holes of the 72-hole tournament. Second-round leader Bryan Decorso shot two-under 69 on Saturday and dropped back into a tie for third on the leader board with a 54-hole score of 201. Kevin Foley, who led the field after the first day, shooting an eight-under 63, was one over par for the third round and six shots back of Weibring.

Low score on Saturday went to James Lovemark, who tied the best 18-hole score for the tournament with an eight-under 63, which moved him from a tie for 31st into a tie for third place heading into Sunday's final round. Lovemark's Saturday round included an eagle on the par-five sixth hole, six birdies and no bogeys.

The final round will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday morning.

Follow the action live at the Web.com Tour Midwest Classic at pgatour.com.

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Web.com Tour In KC: Bryan Decorso Fires 2nd-Round 63 For 1-Shot lead In Midwest Classic

Brian Decorso was tied for 31st after the first round in the Web.com Tour Midwest Classic, but followed that up with a second-round low score of 63 to take over the lead at 10-under-par 132 heading into weekend play.

Decorso, who has one win on the Web.com Tour and ranks 131st on the 2012 money list, holds a one-shot lead over first-round leader Kevin Foley, Benoit Beisser and Christopher DeForest, with defending champion James Nitties and two others tied for fifth with two-day scores of eight-under 133.

Decorso had a total of nine birdies and one bogey on his round-two scorecard to go with his first-day score of 69. Former Kansas State golfer Aaron Watkins and Jason Gore, who shared the lead on Day One of the tournament before play was suspended because of afternoon rain and darkness but fell into a tie for second when first-round play was completed on Friday morning, had Friday scores of 71 and 70, respectively, to fall off of the leaderboard.

The cutline for the weekend ended up being two-under par 140, with 67 players making the cut. Notables who missed the cut were former PGA Tour player Notah Begay III and Kansas City-area golfers Michael Letzig and Sean Dougherty. Letzig shot 75 on Friday for a two-round total of 147 and Dougherty followed up a 73 on Thursday with a seven-over 78 on Friday for a total score of 151.

Third-round play will commence at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

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Web.com Tour In KC: Defending Midwest Classic Champ James Nitties Tied For Lead

Sixty-nine golfers were unable to compete their opening rounds at the Web.com Tour Midwest Classic in Kansas City on Thursday due to rain delays and darkness. When play resumed early Friday, Aaron Watkins' and Jason Gore's six-under-par one-shot lead turned into a two-shot deficit, as Kevin Foley caught fire on the second day of first-round play, finishing with an opening eight-under score of 63 to replace Watkins and Gore at the top of the leaderboard at the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park.

Early in the second round, though, defending champion James Nitties is tied with Foley and two others at eight-under for the tournament. Nitties shot a 68 on Thursday, but was five-under in his second round through 16. Only half of the 156-player field has teed off in the second round. With sunny skies, cool temperatures and no wind to speak of, tournament officials are expecting a number of low second-round scores, which will make the cut line score lower than normal, as well.

Former Kansas State golfer Watkins and Gore are among those who don't tee off until the afternoon session.

Follow the leaderboard of the Midwest Classic live at Web.com.

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Web.com Tour In KC: Aaron Watkins, Jason Gore Tied For First-Round Lead At Six-Under

Aaron Watkins and Jason Gore, both of whom have spent time on the higher-level PGA Tour, were the leaders in the clubhouse with six-under-par scores of 65 on Thursday in the first-round of the Web.com Midwest Classic golf tournament at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park.

Rain delayed play in the late afternoon and, as a result, not all of the players were able to finish their round on Thursday.

Michael Connel and Christopher DeForest are one shot back of the leaders at five-under, and four others are tied for fifth at four-under 67. Cooler temperatures than in recent weeks in the Kansas City area and little or no wind to deal with contributed to lower scores on the first day of the four-day tournament, the 18th tour stop on the Web.com (formerly the Nationwide Tour) 2012 schedule.

Watkins, who turned 30 just a couple of weeks ago, had four birdies in the first nine holes and two more on the back nine in a bogey-free opening round. Gore recorded eight birdies, but also had two bogeys, over his 18 holes. He finished his opening round with four consecutive birdies and a score of 31 on the back side.

Watkins previous high finish on the Web.com Tour this year was a tie for fourth-place at the United Leasing Championship in late June in Newburgh, Ind. Gore best finish of 2012 was 21st at the True South Classic last month.

Last year's winner of the Midwest Classic, Australian James Nitties, was one of the four golfers tied at four-under 67 after day one of the tournament.

Kansas City-area pro, Michael Letzig of Richmond, Mo., had a first-round score of one-over 72.

Second-round action, including the resumption of any unfinished first-round play, will begin at 7:30 a.m. CT on Friday at the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate.

Follow all the tournament news and the live leaderboard from the Midwest Classic at PGATour.com.

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Web.com Tour In KC: Midwest Classic Under Way At Nicklaus GC At LionsGate

The Web.com Midwest Classic, stop 18 this season in the 27-tournament schedule of what previously was called the Nationwide Tour, is in Kansas City this weekend at the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park.

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