Outside of his mom and the few people that saw my quick story on him, no one really remember's Peter Malnati at the Air Capital Classic.
The Mizzou product was battling for his web.com Tour card when he came to Wichita. And if that was as simple the mission, it would be that simple. It wasn't for Malnati.
He had to Monday qualify into the tournament at Crestview Country Club but, say he failed at that, he had a back up plan.
"I had a Southwest flight booked back to Raleigh if I didn't qualify so I could get there for the mini tour event for this week," Malnati said after a Friday round. "And unfortunately that's not all that uncommon of a week."
And now he doesn't have to worry about that with his first professional win on the web.com Tour Sunday at the News Sentinel Open in his home state of Tennessee. He shot a final round 65 to win by one stroke at 16-under par.
"I’ve worked really hard, and I love doing this,” Malnati told the PGATour.com afterward. “The only thing that stresses me out is wondering am I going to have to play mini tours next year? And the answer to that is no.”
The win jumps him into the all important Top-25 on the web.com Tour money list at 16. If he can stay inside that at the end of the season then he heads to the PGA Tour.
Congrats to him and all of his successes. No one deserves it more.