NICHOLASVILLE, KY (June 13, 2019) – The Barbasol Championship announced players competing in this year’s tournament with local ties Thursday.
Kentucky natives Chip McDaniel, Cooper Musselman, Stephen Stallings, Jr., and Hunter Stewart join headliners Troy Merritt (2018 Barbasol Champion), Max Homa (2019 Wells Fargo Champion), J.T. Poston (5th Place in 2018 Barbasol Championship), Joel Dahmen, Josh Teater (also a Kentcuky native), Boo Weekley, and Sungjae Im (#27 FedEx Cup Rankings and five Top 10 Finishes this Year).
The finalized field will be announced the week before the tournament.
Chip McDaniel is 23 years old and is from Manchester, Kentucky which is located about an hour and 45 minutes from Lexington. At the University of Kentucky, he won three collegiate events, finished 2nd in the SEC Tournament and was named a Ping All-American in 2016. Rounding out his college career he accumulated 14 Top 10’s. As an Amateur McDaniel qualified in prestigious tournaments such as the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open Sectional. McDaniel was a two-time Kentcuky State Amateur Champion in the years 2013 and 2017, making him the youngest champion in 50 years as well as tying J.B. Holmes (-13), both times winning by 6 shots. He also was a World Cup team member and holed-out for Eagle on the 18th hole of NCAA Regionals firing a back nine of 31 and sending his team to the NCAA Championship. McDaniel turned pro in June of 2018 and has a scoring average of 68.8 on Tour. McDaniel has already made his mark on the tour, making the cut in three PGA Tour Events and recently qualified for the 2019 U.S. Open, beginning Thursday.