mylan classic notebook: Tournament hailed as another success
Mylan Classic tournament director Chase McClain and owner of Southpointe Golf Club and tournament co-chair of the tournament Rod Piatt said they couldn’t have asked for a better week.
The fourth Mylan Classic in Canonsburg was another success. In the last four years, the tournament has raised more than $2 million for charities in the area.
“It was a great week,” Piatt said. “We had excellent crowds, great weather, and the continued excellent play from the Web.com Tour was spectacular. For the scores he shot on a difficult course, Ben Martin was the standout.”
Piatt said it was nice to see people out following the final three groups.
“Mylan is extremely proud of what we’ve given back to the community,” Piatt said. “This is a great time of the year for this tournament. We’re not bumping into college and high school football.”
Washington resident Steve Wheatcroft was hoping for a breakthrough weekend.
But a sore left Achilles tendon and a poor start to Round 3 on Saturday ended those dreams. The hilly Southpointe Golf Club aggravated the injury, and Wheatcroft limped around the course.
“I played terrible,” Wheatcroft said after shooting a 4-over 75 and finishing at 3-over — tied for 46th. “The Achilles feels better. It’s starting to heal, but my head wasn’t in it after the poor start on Saturday.”
Wheatcroft earned $2,497.50, giving him $83,757 for the year.
Good and bad day
Scott Harrington had a round he’d like to forget.
The Eugene, Ore., native shot a 7-over 78, which included only the second double eagle on the Web.com Tour in 2013 and the second ever at the Mylan Classic. The first double eagle of the season was by Bhavik Patel at the Mexico Championship, and the other double eagle at the Mylan Classic was by Rahil Gangjee in 2011. It was a hole-in-one at No. 15, the 311-yard par-4.
Harrington’s double eagle, the second of his career, came on No. 13, a 553-yard par-5. He hit a 6-iron 217 yards. The ball hit left of the cup and bounced sideways into the hole.
“It was a horrible day, a lot of bad play,” Harrington said. “Anything that could go wrong did. It couldn’t have been worse.”