Just days prior to the big win, Lucas was 30 minutes from earning official status on the Web.com Tour. Late during his final round of the second stage of PGA Tour school, Lucas was within the score needed to become exempt for the 2017 Web.com Tour season, which would put him that much closer to securing a spot on the PGA Tour. A faulty finish of bogey, triple bogey at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont, California, cost him. After speaking with friends and family, Lucas gathered himself and made the trip to Mesquite to play in the annual professional state championship for the second time, which proved to be worth the effort. "Last week was one of the toughest things I've had to deal with and to come back and win this tournament just four days after a bad finish at the Web.com Tour is the ultimate redemption," said Lucas. "It feels good to play well and I feel so much gratitude to be here."