April 19, 2010
Bridgestone Young Gun Chappell records first professional win at Fresh Express Classic
Former National Player of the Year Relies on Bridgestone Arsenal in Maiden Victory
Covington, Ga. - Bridgestone Golf’s Kevin Chappell, the 2008 Jack Nicklaus
Award Winner and National Division I Player of the Year, took the first step toward
an outstanding professional career this weekend, adding to his impressive amateur
resume, his first ever Nationwide Tour title. Chappell used a birdie barrage (including
2 of the last 4 holes) on the weekend and a tournament leading 25 birdies for the
week to best his nearest competitor by a single shot. The victory, Chappell's first
official PGA TOUR-sanctioned win, netted him $108,000 and propelled him into the
#2 spot on the 2010 Nationwide Tour Money List.
For the tournament, Chappell was 20-under par and put on quite a statistical show
– boasting a final round average driving distance of 321 yards and compiling an
overall driving distance for the week of over 300 yards. In addition, Chappell annihilated
the Par 5's compiling a tournament total of 16-under par with 2 eagles on the Par
"We're very excited for Kevin to have his first win under his belt," said Dan Murphy,
Bridgestone Golf – Vice President of Marketing. "Kevin is off to a blazing hot start,
now having recorded a win and two other top 10 finishes in just his first 6 events
of the year. Kevin is a great player so we know it is only a matter of time until
he is showcasing his skills on the PGA TOUR."
In his victory Chappell had the following Bridgestone equipment in his bag:
For more information on what the entire Bridgestone Golf TOUR Team has in their
bags, visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.
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Editor's Note: High-Res images of all Tour Staff and all new Bridgestone equipment are available upon request.
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