In the largest and most competitive Virtual U.S. Open ever, with over 2 million rounds played, it was StoneColdKiller who came from behind to post the low round 55 on Sunday evening to win by 2 shots over TheLighterDark.
As the 2012 Virtual U.S. Open Champion, StoneColdKiller and a friend will be going to Merion next year to experience the 2013 U.S. Open as a special guest of the USGA. Congratulations!
StoneColdKiller outlasted a strong field of 199 top WGT players, just beating TheLighterDark and RUNWME who shot 57 and 56 in the final round to edge-out first-round leader tinybo, tallAcePaul and defending champ mrenn29. Here are the top finishers...
1 StoneColdKiller 57-55=112
2 TheLighterDark 57-57=114
3 RUNWME 59-56=115
4 TallAcePaul 58-58=116
4 tinybo 56-60=116
6 mrenn29 60-57=117
6 LuisCraveiro 59-58=117
6 Aahna 58-59=117
9 poolmaniac6 61-57=118
See Full 2012 Virtual U.S. Open Leaderboard
StoneColdKiller has been a WGT player since 2010. He's a Level 95 Legend with an average score of 58.77 and career earnings of $7,500. He's a member of the Deviations Country Club and also won the 2011 Virtual British Open, making him the first back-to-back winner of a WGT major championship.
While the Deviations took top honors with places #1-3 and #6 with mrenn29, the other top spots are all from different WGT country clubs which are giving the Deviations a serious run for their money in these championships.
However, it wasn't just the elite players who won this year, as WGT and the USGA awarded both Leaderboard and Sweepstakes prizes, giving everyone a chance to win. Here are all the prize winners...
Championship - Trip to 2013 U.S. Open
- Leaderboard: StoneColdKiller
Qualifier - Trip to 2013 U.S. Open
- Sweepstakes: PENDING
- Qualifiers: 199 qualifiers won a USGA hat and membership packet
Back 9 Challenge - USGA $500 Gift Cards
- Leaderboard: PENDING
- Sweepstakes: PENDING
Front 9 Challenge - USGA $500 Gift Cards
Also, over $3,000 in Amazon Gift Cards were awarded to 15 WGT players who competed in special tiered tournaments for WGT NATION members for Pro thru Legend players.
Thanks to everyone who played in this year's tournament, and don't miss the WGT Summer Tournament Series, featuring special tournaments on championship golf courses. Stay tuned on the WGT Tournaments page!