Lanto Griffin’s journey to turning pro includes battling through a few years on mini-tours, PGA Tour Latinoamérica and the Korn Ferry Tour.
In 2017, he won the Nashville Golf Open benefitting the Snedeker Foundation, while tying the course record. At the end of the 2017 season, Lanto placed 22nd on the Regular Season money list to secure a PGA Tour card for the 2017-2018 season. After another year on the Korn Ferry Tour, he achieved PGA Tour status for the 2019-2020 season. Within the first five tournaments of the 2019-2020 PGA Tour season, and only his 33rd PGA Tour start, he was valiantly crowned Champion of the Houston Open.
Lanto has four top-10 finishes during the 2021-2022 season, including a T3 at The American Express.
Lanto is an extremely philanthropic individual, with goals to continue giving back to the community which raised him, as well as his Virginia Commonweath University (VCU) family, through The Lanto Griffin Foundation and his annual golf tournament, The Lanto Charity Classic.