The rare feat involved winning in a field including two old rivals
March 17, 2021 by Darren LeMay in Livewire, Analysis with comments
Nikko Locastro has a long and storied career filled with Majors and Elite Series victories and more than 120 total wins going back more than a decade. This weekend, when Locastro won at the Waco Annual Charity Open, it was only the third time in his career that he won an event with Paul McBeth and Ricky Wysocki in the field. The last time Locastro won over both world champions was more than seven(!) years ago.
Locastro won the 2014 Gentlemen’s Club Challenge, which has since been renamed the Las Vegas Challenge, while McBeth and Wysocki finished second and fifth respectively. His most notable win since 2014 in Vegas would have been last year at The Preserve Championship, which McBeth did not attend.
The only other time Locastro was victorious over McBeth and Wysocki was also in Vegas at the 2012 Gentlemen’s Club Challenge. Locastro won two PDGA Majors — 2009 USDGC, 2010 Japan Open — before Wysocki ever played in a Major event.