ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA — Former UGA golfer Kevin Kisner scored his first PGA Tour victory in the RSM Classic at Sea Island Golf Club that was held November 16-22, closing with back-to-back scores of 64 to finish at 22-under 260, winning by six shots over Kevin Chappell and seven over Graeme McDowell, who won the previous week in Mexico.
Kisner lost three times in playoffs in the 2014-15 season, including the Heritage Classic and Players Championship. He also finished second in the recent World Golf Championship event in China, one of the early tournaments on the 2015-16 schedule.
The victory was worth $1,026,000 for Kisner, a native of Aiken, S,C., which is a short drive across the Savannah River from Augusta. He was a member of Georgia’s 2005 NCAA Championship team along with Chris Kirk and Brendon Todd and will be making his first appearance in the Masters in April.