Web.com Tour
WEB.COM - Mylan Classic
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DATES: Thursday, August 30th through Sunday, September 2nd
SITE: Southpointe Golf Club, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
COURSE ARCHITECT: Arthur Hills (1994)
PAR: 71
YARDAGE: 6,951
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 463 Yds10 - Par 4 392 Yds
2 - Par 4 374 Yds11 - Par 5 542 Yds
3 - Par 3 198 Yds12 - Par 3 194 Yds
4 - Par 4 448 Yds13 - Par 5 553 Yds
5 - Par 3 137 Yds14 - Par 3 169 Yds
6 - Par 4 506 Yds15 - Par 4 364 Yds
7 - Par 4 473 Yds16 - Par 4 413 Yds
8 - Par 5 540 Yds17 - Par 4 367 Yds
9 - Par 4 371 Yds18 - Par 4 447 Yds
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35 3,510 Yds36 3,441 Yds
 
Annual:  3rd
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday -- 3-6 p.m. (et),
  - Friday/Saturday -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. (et) - taped,
  - Sunday -- 7-9 p.m. (et) - taped
Defending Champion:  Gary Christian (Not defending)
Runner-Up:  John Mallinger
Tournament Record:  267 (Gary Christian, 2011)
54-Hole Record:  200 (Gary Christian, Kevin Kisner, John Mallinger, 2011)
36-Hole Record:  129 (Kevin Kisner, 2011)
Course Record:  62 (Brad Adamonis, Kevin Kisner, Danny Lee, 2011)
Total Purse:  $600,000
Shares:  1st Place - $108,000; 2nd Place - $64,800; 3rd Place - $40,800
 
2011 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Gary Christian267J.J. Killeen270
John Mallinger268Kevin Kisner270
Craig Bowden269Danny Lee272
Scott Brown269Andrew Svoboda272
Billy Hurley III270Tim Wilkinson272
 
Past Mylan Classic Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2011Gary Christian (267) -- John Mallinger
2010Kevin Kisner (271) -- Geoffrey Sisk

Top Contenders in the Field
Player20102011
Scott BrownT-9T-3
Craig Bowden---T-3
Kevin KisnerWonT-5
Danny Lee---T-8
Kyle ReifersmcT-22
James HahnmcT-45
Lee Williams---T-45
Scott Gardiner19thT-50
Steve WheatcroftT-3T-66
Casey WittenbergmcT-66
Darron Stilesmcmc
Nicholas Thompson---mc
D.J. Brigmanmc---
Paul Haley II------
Ben Kohles------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Scott Gardiner
Darkhorse - Luke Guthrie
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Robert Streb) - Finished tied for 41st
Last Week's Darkhorse (Matt Weibring) - Finished tied for 10th
 
NOTES:
The Web.com Tour heads to Canonsburg, Pennsylvania this week for the Mylan Classic outside of Pittsburgh. Casey Wittenberg and Ben Kohles, who are second and third on the money list, headline the field. Wittenberg trails Luke List by $4,568 for the top spot on the money list. List is not in the field this week.

Wittenberg and Kohles will both be trying to win for the third time this season, which would earn them an instant promotion to the PGA Tour. Kohles has only played in three Web.com Tour events this season, winning two times.

Luke Guthrie, who is 19th on the money list, has played in only four Web.com Tour events this year. He has finished in the top-10 in each tournament he has played on the tour, finishing second at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational. Guthrie, a former All-American at the University of Illinois, has also played in three PGA Tour events this season and finished in the top-20 in all three, finishing fifth at the John Deere Classic.

The honorary chairman for this tournament is golf legend Arnold Palmer. Palmer grew up in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and still spends time in the area, where he owns and operates Latrobe Country Club.

The tournament will be played at Southpointe Golf Club, which was designed by Arthur Hills and opened in 1994. Southpointe has hosted many Tri-State PGA Section tournaments, Western Pennsylvania Golf Association events and Pennsylvania State Golf Association qualifiers.

Last year, Gary Christian fired rounds of 68-63-69-67 to win by a single stroke over John Mallinger. Christian, who won for the second time on the Web.com Tour, ended at 17-under-par 267. His other tour win was also in Pennsylvania at the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic in 2009.

Christian will not be on hand to defend his title, as he earned his PGA Tour card for 2012 by finishing ninth on the 2011 Web.com Tour money list. Christian is currently 122nd on the PGA Tour money list, with his best finishing being a tie for 10th at the RBC Canadian Open in July.

India's Rahil Gangjee became the third player in Web.com Tour history to make a hole-in-one on a par-4 when he used a driver to ace the 316-yard, 15th hole in the final round. Gangjee joined Chip Beck (2003 Omaha Classic) and Richard Johnson (2009 New Zealand Open) as the only players to accomplish the rare feat.

In 2010, Kevin Kisner shot a 4-under 67 in the final round to capture his first Web.com Tour win. A former All-American at the University of Georgia, Kisner finished four rounds on the Southpointe course with a 13-under 271 to beat Geoffrey Sisk by one shot. Kisner was the only player in the field to card four rounds in the 60s.

The Web.com Tour travels to Idaho in two weeks for the Albertsons Boise Open, where Jason Kokrak captured the 2011 title.

08/28 15:23:57 ET

As of August 28, 2012, at 03:24 PM ET