Congratulations to WGT player mrenn29 who won the 2011 Virtual U.S. Open Championship played on Congressional Country Club last week.
mrenn29 from 36 feet
A record-number of WGT players posted over two million rounds of virtual golf on Congressional Country Club. However, only 210 top players qualified for the Championship rounds, and in a close contest, mrenn29 won with an opening round 62 and a come-from-behind closing round of 57 for a two-round score of 119.
Close behind, but unable to catch mrenn29 over the weekend, were TugboatDoug at 121, wildcat18racin6 at 122, 5 players tied at 123 including dansamcam, Dianne81, hesomist, Daskino and Starsandros, and 7 players tied at 124 in ninth place including last year's champion BolloxInBruges.
The closing round of 57 shot by mrenn29 was the low round of the tournament and featured a "perfect" front 9 with all birdies for a 27. That's mrenn29 lowest nine-holes ever and couldn't have come at a better time! Mrenn29 started playing World Golf Tour in May 2010 and has played over 1,000 ranked rounds in the past year, including many tournaments and multi-player match play and alternate shot games. Mrenn29 is a member of The Deviations country club on WGT that includes many past winners and champions.
Watch Championship Highlights
mrenn29 off the pin
As the 2011 winner, mrenn29 earns a trip from the USGA for two to the 2012 U.S. Open held at Olympic Country Club in San Francisco, which is also the home of World Golf Tour so the WGT Team will be celebrating with mrenn29 next year in person.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year’s Virtual U.S. Open. Here are all the prize winners...
Championship – mrenn29 – Trip to 2012 U.S. Open
Sweepstakes Winner – zant - $500 USGA Gift Card
Qualifiers – 210 players - 210 USGA 1-Year Memberships
Front 9 Challenge Winner – jakestanfill7 – 33.15 feet - $250 USGA Gift Card
Back 9 Challenge Winner – BolloxInBruges – 32.67 feet - $250 USGA Gift Card
See Final Leaderboard