Nike Golf notched its tenth worldwide win in the 2010 season today as athlete Kevin Kisner erased a 3-shot deficit in the final round of the Nationwide Tour’s inaugural Mylan Classic to take home the title. Kisner, who is in his first full year on the Nationwide Tour, finished one better than second place finisher Geoffrey Sisk, who held the 18-, 36- and 54-hole leads. Steady play highlighted Kisner’s round on Sunday, which featured four birdies and no bogeys, and 15 of 18 greens hit in regulation. Kisner followed up three straight 68’s with a 67 on Sunday, which proved to be just good enough to take home the trophy after Sisk and challenger Steve Wheatcroft faltered on the closing holes.
Kisner joins fellow Nike athletes Jamie Lovemark and Jhonattan Vegas as winners on the Nationwide Tour in 2010, and the victory takes Kisner from 50th to 14th on the Nationwide Tour money list. Fellow athlete Chris Nallen finished T3 today with an impressive final round 66, taking him from 20th to 16th on the money list. All four athletes are now well inside the Top 25 on the Nationwide Tour money list — Lovemark is 2nd, Vegas 7th, Kisner 14th and Nallen 16th — and all look to be in good position to earn their 2011 PGA Tour cards.
Congratulations again to Kevin Kisner on a well-played final round and a well-deserved victory today!
UPDATE 9.6.10: Here is Nike Golf’s official press releae about Kevin Kisner’s victory at the Mylan Classic:
Nike Golf Athlete Kevin Kisner Rallies in Final Round to Win the Mylan Classic on the Nationwide Tour
Four Nike Golf athletes are currently in a position to earn their PGA Tour card in 2011
BEAVERTON, OR (September 6, 2010) – Nike Golf athletes continue to prosper on the Nationwide Tour with Kevin Kisner’s victory at the Mylan Classic. His first Nationwide Tour title brings to three the number of wins by Nike athletes on the Nationwide Tour.
In the final round, Kisner, a former Georgia Bulldog, recorded a bogey-free round of 67 to clinch the title and vault him from 50th to 14th on the Nationwide Tour money list. The 25 leading money winners at the end of the season will earn their PGA TOUR cards for the 2011 season. In addition to Kisner, Nike athletes Jamie Lovemark (2), Jhonattan Vegas (7) and Chris Nallen (16) are currently among the top 25, each in a position to earn their PGA TOUR card for 2011.
One of the keys to Kisner’s round was his iron play having hit 15 of 18 greens in the final round with his Nike VR Split Cavity (3-5) and VR Blades (6-PW) irons. Using his Nike VR Tour 7.5-degree driver and Nike’s ONE Tour D ball, Kisner averaged 320-yard booming drives en route to shooting a three-under-par score of 68 in the first round.
Rounding out his bag of Nike arsenal are his 13-degree SQ Fairway Wood and Nike’s 47, 54 and 58-degree VR wedges. Kisner’s victory brings to 10 the number of wins by Nike athletes on the professional tours around the world.
Kisner’s Nike Arsenal
Driver: Nike VR Tour 7.5 degree
Fairway Woods: Nike SQ 13-degree
Irons: Nike VR Split Cavity (3-5) VR Blades (6-PW);
Wedges: Nike VR 47, 54 and 58-degree
Ball: Nike ONE Tour D
Apparel: Nike Golf Tour Apparel
Footwear: Nike Golf Footwear
Nike Golf’s 2010 PGA Tour Victories
Carl Pettersson – RBC Canadian Open
Anthony Kim – Shell Houston Open
Nike Golf’s 2010 LPGA Tour Victories
Michelle Wie – CN Canadian Women’s Open
Nike Golf’s 2010 International Victories
James Morrison – Madeira Open
Charl Schwartzel – Joburg Open (PGA European Tour)
Charl Schwartzel – Africa Open (PGA European Tour)
Pablo Martin – Alfred Dunhill Championship (PGA European Tour)
Nike Golf’s 2010 Nationwide Tour Victories
Kevin Kisner – Mylan Classic
Jhonattan Vegas – Wichita Open
Jamie Lovemark – Mexico Open Bicentenary