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Former Wildcat Chip McDaniel Wins Second Pro Event

Former Wildcat Chip McDaniel Wins Second Pro Event

by Deb Moore

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Former Kentucky men’s golfer Chip McDaniel is back to his winning ways, this time taking the 2018 Panama City Beach Classic by six strokes on Sunday.
McDaniel carded rounds of 66-66-68 to win his second professional event in as many months. The three-day event was played at the Holiday Golf Club in Panama City Beach, Florida.
The Manchester, Kentucky, native made his pro debut at the local PGA Barbasol event this summer. Last month, he won his first professional tournament at the Governor’s Open at Juniper Hill in Frankfort, Kentucky.
McDaniel will play in additional events as the schedule tappers off before beginning qualifying school later this fall. 
He played 133 collegiate rounds with a 72.00 stroke average. His senior season was highlighted by a victory at the Bearcat Invitational where he fired a career-low 54-hole total of 201. That marked the second-lowest score in the Brian Craig era. He matched that total at the Gary Koch Invitational where he helped UK win its fourth event of the season in a runner-up individual finish.

He helped lead the Wildcats to an NCAA Championship appearance twice during this tenure, including a Regional appearance in each of the last three seasons.
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