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Staff writers StephanieLee and Nate Smith contributed to this story

COLUMBUS, OHIO — D.J. Brigman shot a 7-under-par 64 to win the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational on Sunday at Ohio State University’s Scarlet course.

D.J. Brigman Nationwide Tour (PGA)

Brigman finished the final round one stroke ahead of Jamie Lovemark.

(photo credit Joel Torres & Columbus Wired)

Brigman earned $144,000 with his 10-under 274 total for four rounds. He moves to number 6 on the Nationwide Tour money list with 13 tournaments left on the schedule. The top 25 on the money list at the end of the season will PGA Tour cards for 2011.

The start of the final round was delayed for an hour because of a morning rain storm.

David Mathis, who spent the day playing with Brigman, shot a 66 to finish in a tie for third place at 8-under-par, sharing the spot with three other golfers including Daniel Summerhays (68), the 2007 winner of the tournament. Won Joon Lee (69) and third-round leader Nick Flanagan (70).



Staff writers Dan Hock, StephanieLee and Nate Smith contributed to this story

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Nationwide Tour is spending a second week in Ohio. Last week they were in the Cincinnati suburb of Maineville with the Chiquita Classic.

This week, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational is taking place on the famous and hallowed grounds at The Ohio State University Scarlet Course, one of the most difficult layouts on the Nationwide Tour.

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Jonathan Kaye shot a 63 (pga)

Jonathan Kaye ends the first day of play with the lead. He had the hot hand or clubs in this case, by garnering seven birdies and an eagle en route to setting a new course record with an 8-under-par 63.

Scott Brown, matched the old course record with a 6-under-par 65 and held the clubhouse lead for most of the day because he played in the morning.

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Third place was shared by four players with 5-under 66′s, three strokes behind Kaye; they are Nick Flanagan, D.J. Brigman, William McGirt and Tjaart van der Walt.

Seven players are tied with 67′s, including Daniel Summerhays, who won the tournament as an amateur three years ago.

A total of 50 players broke par, 76 players posted par or better scores and the scoring average was 71.417.


* Camilio Benedetti had a hole-in-one at the par-3 8th hole Thursday. Beneditti used a 5-iron on the 200-yard hole. It was his fourth career ace.

* Tour leading money-leader Tommy Gainey, who won last week’s Chiquita Classic in Maineville, shot a 1-over-par 72, Thursday.

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Nationwide Tour in Columbus for Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational

compiled from staff and Nationwide Tour news


Staff writer Stuart Mason contributed to this story

COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Ohio State University Scarlet Course will be hosting the Children’s Hospital Invitational, Thursday July 22-25. The Ohio State Golf Club is located at 3605 Tremont Road in Columbus. It is a par 71 with 7,455 yards.

The total purse is $800,000 with the champion getting $144,000.

Meg Mallon (LPGA)

The favorites for the tournament will be Tommy Gainey, Chris Kirk, Kevin Chappell, Jamie Lovemark and Bobby Gates.

The honorary chairman for the tournament is former Buckeye and LPGA legend Meg Mallon.

A native of Birmingham, Michigan near Detroit, Mallon was a four-time letter winner at Ohio State from 1982-1985 and a two-time First Team All-Big Ten selection in 1984 and 1985. She helped lead the Buckeyes to three Big Ten titles in 1983, 1984 and 1985. She was voted into the Ohio State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1996.

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Mallon turned professional in 1986 and has won 18 LPGA Tour tournaments with more than nine million in career earnings, including four major championships: 1991 LPGA Championship, 1991 and 2004 U.S. Women’s Open Championships and the 2000 du Maurier Classic.

Mallon has played as a member of eight U.S. Solheim Cup teams and in 2009 was Assistant Captain for the victorious U.S. squad.

The 46-year-old Mallon has returned to competitive golf this season after suffering through years of  physical challenges and emotional family stress. She is the youngest of six children.

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Mallon joins Jack Nicklaus, John Cook and retired Ohio State Men’s Golf Coach Jim Brown as tournament honoree.

The Children’s Invitational tournament for the fourth year in a row has invited several top college players to play and it’s been well received, says Kip McBride, tournament director.

The college golfers are selected from the College Golf Coaches Association teams.

There are 11 in the field of 144, including 2009 Walker Cup member, Nathan Smith.

In 2008, Daniel Summerhays, a junior at Brigham Young, would up winning the tournament as an amateur, the first time that has happened in the history of the Nationwide tour.

In 2009, Rickie Fowler, currently a PGA Tour rookie, lost in a playoff to Derek Lamely on the Scarlet Course at Ohio State. Fowler was still an amateur at Oklahoma State.

Nationwide media center tent (megasportsnews,com)

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