Mitchell, Nebraska native Nate Lashley completed an unlikely wire-to-wire victory in the Rocket Mortgage Classic yesterday for his first PGA Tour title.
Lashley closed with a 2-under 70 to finish at 25-under 263 and win by six shots, the margin he took into the day after opening with rounds of 63, 67 and 63. Lashley became the fourth Nebraska native to win a PGA Tour event, joining Johnny Goodman, Tom Sieckmann and Mark Calcavecchia. The 36-year-old Lashley's parents and girlfriend were killed in a plane crash 15 years ago. He dabbled in real estate after graduating from the University of Arizona, quit playing professional golf several years ago and resumed playing in the PGA Tour's minor leagues. The 353rd ranked player in the world slipped into the PGA Tour's first event in Detroit as an alternate Wednesday.