Monday Morning Golf Report

Oct. 12, 2009

Kyle Reifers returned to the site of his first career Nationwide Tour victory, the Chattanooga Classic, and had himself a very good week. The 2006 graduate made a total of 24 birdies in the four rounds en route to finishing tied for sixth at 16-under par.

Reifers started the week a little rough as he was 3-over through the first four holes but he regrouped and played to final 14 holes at six-under par to post an opening round 69. He then kept the momentum rolling into Friday as he started the round by birdying the first six holes. He had fallen back to 4-under for the day after a bogey at No. 12 but the Ohio native would finish with three birdies in the final six holes to card a 65.

On Saturday, Reifers made a bogey at No. 3 and then six birdies in the last 15 holes to post a 67 and found himself in second place heading into Sunday. But the final round didn't go as well as he would have hoped, carding a 1-under 71 and finishing tied for sixth.

With the top-10 finish, Reifers moved up three spots on the money list to No. 55 and with another solid week this week at the Miccosukee Championship in Miami, Fla., he will be in the field for the Nationwide Tour Championship in two weeks. Only the top-60 on the money list receive an invitation to play.

Ron Whittaker, who came into the week 89th on the money list, wasn't as fortunate, missing the cut after rounds of 72-71. Len Mattaice did make the cut however, finishing tied for 54th after rounds of 69-71-71-71.

This week, the PGA Tour returns to action at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. Both Webb Simpson and Bill Haas are in the field. The Champions Tour also returns from a week off to host the Administaff Small Business Classic in The Woodlands, Texas.

Also this week, the eGolf Tour holds its final tournament of the season, the eGolf Championship at Pine Needles and Mid Pines in Southern Pines, NC. Former Wake graduates Michael Capone, Cortland Lowe, Chris McCartin, Doug Manchester and Chad Wilfong are all in the field. The tournament runs Tuesday through Thursday this week.

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