Picks: South Georgia Classic pres. by First State Bank

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April 20, 2010
PGA TOUR staff
PGATOUR.COM will have expert picks and sleepers for each Nationwide Tour event this year. Our experts -- Nationwide Tour producer Nick Zaccardi and Nationwide Tour Insider John Dell -- will each choose two players they consider favorites that week and a sleeper pick (a player who is not inside "THE 25"). Here are their selections for this week's South Georgia Classic presented by First State Bank and Trust Company.
Dell's picks Zaccardi's picks
Jim Herman. He is rested and ready to resume his season. Because he won earlier this season, he was afforded the luxury of taking off an extra week. Instead of making the trip to San Francisco and back, he was content to practice and be at home to prepare for this week's tournament. Herman managed a tie for 36th in last year's South Georgia Classic.
Kevin Chappell. I'll roll with Chappell again after correctly picking him to win at the Fresh Express Classic. The kid has all the amateur accolades to be a professional star. He can breathe easy now that he's got one Nationwide Tour win under his belt and has fulfilled early expectations. The wins will keep on coming.
Doug LaBelle II. With a fourth-place finish last week at the Fresh Express Classic, here's a player to watch out for. He missed the cut in the first tournament of the year in New Zealand, but has steadily improved. He has worked his way inside 'THE 25' and can stay there with a another good showing. With scoring low at the Stonebrae Classic, LaBelle jumped right in to shoot 69-63-69-67.
Jamie Lovemark. I really see Lovemark and Chappell as interchangeable when it comes to overwhelming potential. Now that Chappell has his win, it's time for the former USC star to follow suit. He already has three top-fives this year, including one last week at TPC Stonebrae. Just like Chappell, it's not a matter of if he'll win, but when.
Dell's sleeper Zaccardi's sleeper
Kyle Reifers. The former Wake Forest star had built some momentum with a tie for second in Louisiana but last week shot 75-74 to miss the cut. He now lives in Atlanta, and with the next two tournaments in Georgia should put him in a good frame of mind. He finished tied for fourth at Valdosta last year.
Casey Wittenberg. I originally picked Mark Hensby here, but he's headed to the Zurich Classic after getting in the field as an alternate. Wittenberg, just outside "THE 25" at No. 29, is a pretty steady fall-back option. He has missed just one cut in six events this year and finished T30 and T14 in his last two starts.
Standings after Week 6
Nick Zaccardi scored the first win of the season with his pick of Kevin Chappell last week:
Pos. Expert Wins Top 5s Top 10s Top 25s Money earned
1 Nick Zaccardi
Nationwide Tour Producer
1 3 3 4 $249,973.75
2 John Dell
Nationwide Tour Insider
- - 2 4 $62,862.33

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