MIAMI — Robert Streb, who finished second in The Greenbrier Classic Sunday, July 9, has played at Peoria Ridge Golf Course twice.
He finished in a tie for 50th in the 2010 Buffalo Run Casino Classic and in a tie for 59th in the 2011 BRCC when that event was part of the NGA Hooters Tour.
It’s now called the SwingThought Tour.
Rookie Xander Schauffele made a 3-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win by a stroke over Streb.
This was the second straight narrow miss for Streb in the tournament. He lost in a four-man playoff in 2015.
Streb retook a share of the lead Sunday with Sebastian Munoz with a 32-foot birdie putt at No. 14, only to witness Schauffele pull it out in the end.
"I heard the racket. You could see it," Streb told The Associated Press. "I had my chances and just didn't do very well with them."
Schauffele closed with a 3-under 67 and finished at 14-under 266 to cap a daylong duel with Streb and third-round leader Sebastian Munoz.
Streb shot 69. Munoz had a 72 to tie for third with Jamie Lovemark at 12 under. Lovemark shot 69.
Streb, Schauffele, Munoz and Lovemark earned spots in the British Open in two weeks. The leading four players not already exempt from the top-12 finishers qualified. Russell Henley was the only player among the top 10 finishers who already was in.
Schauffele also punched a ticket to this year's PGA Championship and next year's Masters. He already had a spot in the 2018 U.S. Open for last month's performance.
He's the third rookie to earn their first tour victory in West Virginia and the fourth overall. The others were former U.S. Amateur champion Danny Lee in 2015 and Scott Stallings in 2011, along with Ted Potter Jr. 2013.
Potter won the BRCC in 2009.
The 23-year-old Schauffele, who took up golf after giving up soccer because his coaches wanted him to switch from offense to defense, tied for fifth in his first U.S. Open at Erin Hills.
"The U.S. Open was a huge moment in my career," Schauffele said. "It was one of the biggest stages, and for me to be calm and collected throughout the week and just kind of hang on and tie for fifth was huge for me mentally. It kind of gave me the confidence and allowed me to play to win this week."
Streb, from Edmond, has been a member of the PGA Tour since 2013.
He played on the NGA Tour in 2010 and 2011 and the Web.com Tour in 2012.
Streb won the 2012 Mylan Classic on the Web.com Tour, then made the step up.
His lone PGA Tour win was the 2014 McGladney Classic, where he outlasted Will MacKenzie, another NGA alum and Brandon de Jonge, in a two-hole playoff.