Nationwide becomes Web.com Tour

America’s second string professional golf tour until this week called the Nationwide Tour has a new sponsor and a new name.

Under a new 10 year agreement just announced the tour will now be the Web.com Tour.

The tour will continue to act as a proving ground and springboard to the elite US PGA Tour.

Currently, PGA TOUR membership is awarded to the 25 leading money winners at the end of the season. Beginning in 2013, however, the importance of the Web.com Tour will further increase when the new qualifying structure for the PGA TOUR expands that number to 50.

Web.com itself is a leading provider of internet services and online marketing for small- to medium-sized businesses in the US.

Alistair Presnell three off Indiana lead

The tour is operating under its new name this weekend at the 2012 United Leasing Championship at the Victoria National Golf Club in Indiana.

Australia’s recent US Open stand-out Alistair Presnell is just three strokes off the lead after shooting a 4-under 68.

America’s Omar Uresti leads on 7-under with compatriots Martin Piller and Lee Janzen two strokes back sharing second.

Aussie Nick Flanagan is 3-under with Andre Stolz and Peter Lonard 2-under.

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