Daly, Mediate will headline Mylan Classic
Jeff Maurer (Daily American photo)
In addition to playing in the tournament, Daly and Mediate will host a joint clinic next Wednesday beginning at noon.
Two-time major champion Daly, who played and won on the Nationwide Tour — the minor league equivalent of the PGA Tour — in 1990, will compete in the Mylan Classic for the first time. He has amassed five career PGA Tour victories.
Mediate, of nearby Greensburg, has six wins on the PGA Tour over the course of his 25-year career and is the defending champion of this year’s Frys.com Open in northern California. He played in the Mylan Classic last year.
“We are extremely excited to have had two seasoned veterans of the PGA Tour commit to play in the Mylan Classic,” said Rodney L. Piatt, Southpointe Golf Club president. “With Arnold Palmer as the Honorary Tournament Chairman and now Rocco and John competing in the event, this year’s tournament is really going to be special.”
Daly and Mediate are competing at Southpointe because they are not eligible for the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs that begin this week.
The Mylan Classic is one of 26 events on the Nationwide Tour schedule. The tournament will draw 156 Nationwide Tour professionals from as many as 20 countries vying for one of the 25 PGA Tour cards that will be awarded to the leading money winners at the end of the year.
The 2011 Callaway Golf/Tri-State PGA Assistant’s Championship will be played today at Westmoreland Country Club in Export.
Two PGA assistant professionals with local ties — both North Star High School graduates — are entered in the 36-hole, stroke-play event. They are Boswell native Tim Maurer of Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier and Stoystown native Adam Fitzgerald of Green Oaks Country Club in Pittsburgh.
The event is for PGA assistant professionals in the Tri-State area.
Doug Reckner of Somerset shot a 76 to win the boys’ 13-15 age division at the season-ending Northeast Junior Golf Tour Championship held Aug. 10 at Scotch Valley Country Club in Hollidaysburg.
Cory Kinsinger, also of Somerset, placed fourth in the boys’ 16-18 age division with an 81.
The Northeast Junior Golf Tour is a series of junior golf tournaments held over 15 different golf courses between Pittsburgh and Altoona during June, July and August.
Two golfers who played in the U.S. Amateur sectional qualifier at Somerset Country Club last month failed to qualify for the match-play portion of the U.S. Amateur Championship, which is being held this week at Erin Hills and Blue Mound Golf and Country Club near Milwaukee, Wis. The low 64 in the field of 312 advanced to match play.
Justin Shin of Canada placed second at Somerset, but had the better finish this week — a tie for 65th after shooting 73-69.
Fellow Canadian David Lang, the medalist at Somerset, placed 165th with scores of 79-68.
The U.S. Amateur consists of 36 holes of stroke play followed by six rounds of match play, with the championship scheduled to conclude with a 36-hole final on Sunday.