NATIONWIDE - Mylan Classic
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DATES: Thursday, September 1st through Sunday, September 4th
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:  2nd
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday -- 3-6 p.m. (et),
  - Friday/Saturday -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. (et) - taped,
  - Sunday -- 7-9:30 p.m. (et) - taped
Defending Champion:  Kevin Kisner
Runner-Up:  Geoffrey Sisk
Tournament Record:  271 (Kevin Kisner, 2010)
54-Hole Record:  201 (Geoffrey Sisk, 2010)
36-Hole Record:  132 (Geoffrey Sisk, 2010)
Course Record:  63 (Jeff Curl, 2010)
Total Purse:  $600,000
Shares:  1st Place - $108,000; 2nd Place - $64,800; 3rd Place - $40,800
 
2010 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Kevin Kisner271Dicky Pride276
Geoffrey Sisk272Madalisto Muthiya277
Chris Nallen274Tommy Gainey277
Steve Wheatcroft274Five players at278
Patrick Sheehan275
 
Past Mylan Classic Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2010Kevin Kisner (271) -- Geoffrey Sisk

Top Contenders in the Field
Player2010
Kevin KisnerWon
Geoffrey Sisk2nd
Chris NallenT-3
Steve WheatcroftT-3
Patrick Sheehan5th
Dicky Pride6th
Colt KnostT-14
Travis BertoniT-48
J.J. Killeenmc
Kyle Reifersmc
Danny Lee---
James Nitties---
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - James Nitties
Darkhorse - Josh Broadaway
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Troy Kelly) - Missed the cut
Last Week's Darkhorse (Jason Kokrak) - Finished tied for 45th
 
NOTES:
The Nationwide Tour heads to Canonsburg, Pennsylvania this week for the Mylan Classic outside of Pittsburgh. Three of the top-10 players on the money list are in the field. J.J. Killeen will be looking to win for the third time this season, which would earn him a promotion to the PGA Tour. Killeen is currently second on the money list to Mathew Goggin, who is not playing this week. Killeen can overtake Goggin for the money lead, as he only trails him by $6,345.

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, Kevin Kisner shot a four-under 67 in the final round to capture his first Nationwide 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. Sisk carried a one-stroke lead to the 17th hole, but hit into a bunker and made a double-bogey. He missed a long birdie putt on the 18th hole with a chance to force a playoff. Kisner was the only player in the field to card four rounds in the 60s.

This week, Kisner will try to become the first player in Nationwide Tour history to successfully defend his title. He earned his PGA Tour card for 2011 by finishing 11th on the 2010 Nationwide Tour money list. Kisner did not qualify for the PGA Tour Playoffs, as he finished 195th on the points list. His best finish this year on the PGA Tour was a tie for 27th at the Viking Classic in July.

Mylan, Inc., the sponsor for the tournament, is among the leading generic and specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world and provides products to customers in more than 140 countries and territories.

The Nationwide Tour travels to Idaho in two weeks for the Albertsons Boise Open, where Hunter Haas captured the 2010 title.

08/30 16:03:44 ET

As of August 30, 2011, at 04:03 PM ET

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