CANONSBURG, Pa. – Former Georgia player Kevin Kisner won the inaugural Mylan Classic for his first Nationwide Tour title, closing with a bogey-free 4-under 67 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Geoffrey Sisk.
Kisner finished at 13-under 271 at Southpointe Golf Club and earned $108,000 to jump from 50th to 14th on the money list with $194,692. The final top 25 on the list will earn 2011 season PGA Tour cards.
“This game is so much about winning and you have to beat 155 great players in order to have a chance,” Kisner said. “This is pretty special.”
Kisner closed with a 4-foot par putt, but didn’t know that Sisk (71) had fallen behind with a double bogey on the 17th. The 45-year-old Sisk then failed to birdie the 72nd hole, giving Kisner the title.
“I didn’t know I was going to win even when I made that last putt,” Kisner said. “I was kind of in shock. I thought I might have been one short or maybe could get into a playoff. My whole world turned upside down there in a minute.”
Kisner hit 15 of 18 greens in regulation.
“I played solid all day. I made a lot of the 4- and 5-footers that you need to make,” Kisner said. “I just stayed in my own game. I was as calm as I’ve ever been in that situation, which is odd considering this was probably the biggest stage I’ve ever been on. I didn’t look at a board all day.”
Chris Nallen (66) and Steve Wheatcroft (71) tied for third at 10 under.