Power Rankings: Mylan Classic

July 30, 2013
By Jeff Shain, PGATOUR.COM
It’s College Week on the Web.com Tour, as the Mylan Classic welcomes a dozen All-Americans or Walker Cup members for this week’s stop at Southpointe Golf Club outside Pittsburgh.

This marks the seventh year that top collegians have been showcased, an approach that began in 2007 at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational in Columbus. With the NCHI now part of the Tour’s season-ending Finals series, the Mylan Classic took over the custom.

The young guns have wasted no time making an impact, either. The All-American category produced three winners in Columbus – Daniel Summerhays (2007), Harris English (2011) and Ben Kohles (2012) – and three runners-up.

It might be considered "rush week" for the rest of the Tour as well. Just four events remain before the top 25 on the regular-season money list receive PGA TOUR cards, with the top 75 claiming spots in the Finals.

Southpointe GC measures just 6,951 yards, but its undulating greens help prevent the course from being overpowered. Last year, only winner Robert Streb could manage lower than 14-under for the week.
Power Rankings: Mylan Classic
Rank Player   Comment
Ben MARTIN Ben MARTIN No one has been more consistent in recent weeks than Martin, now with four top-6 finishes in his past five starts topped by a playoff win in Indiana. Those past 20 rounds went for a combined 79-under. Making his first visit to Southpointe.
Spencer LEVIN Spencer LEVIN In just his second rehab start since thumb surgery idled him for 10 months, Levin shot nothing worse than 67 in Boise and fell to Kevin Tway in a playoff. We’ll see how things respond to four days in competition, but thumbs-up for now.
Kevin KISNER Kevin KISNER It would be no surprise if the Chile Classic winner snaps out of a recent skid this week. Kisner won the inaugural Mylan and has placed no worse than seventh in three trips to Southpointe, with scores of 68 or better in eight of 12 rounds.
Max HOMA Max HOMA It certainly would not be wise to overlook the the All-American category this week. Homa captured the NCAA individual title for California, and more recently has fashioned top-5 finishes at the Northeast Amateur and Trans-Mississippi.
Jamie LOVEMARK Jamie LOVEMARK Last week’s tie for sixth was Lovemark’s third straight top-10, during which he’s twice shot 62 and broken 70 in all but one of those 12 rounds. Southpointe has given him trouble, though, missing the cut in both previous visits.