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Congratulations 2015 RSM Classic Winner Kevin Kisner



RSM US LLP (RSM)– the nation's leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, and title sponsor of The RSM Classic – congratulates PGA TOUR Professional Kevin Kisner, on his win of the 2015 RSM Classic!

Kisner, a graduate of the University of Georgia and native of Aikin, SC, begin his PGA TOUR career in 2006. He nabbed his first PGA TOUR win at the RSM Classic, ending a year marked by runner-up finishes. His three-shot lead turned into a six-shot lead at the turn, and he breezed home with a 6-under 64 to win by six shots over Kevin Chappell, shattering the tournament record with a 22-under 260. Kisner is the sixth first-time winner of the early 2015-16 season.

"We are thrilled to have Kevin join the RSM tradition as winner of the sixth annual RSM Classic – and the first tournament under the new RSM name, which reflects our firm’s global reach and capabilities,” said Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO of RSM US LLP. “Kevin’s win comes at a particularly exciting time as we celebrate not only the first year of the tournament’s new name, but also the extension of our sponsorship of Team RSM Member Zach Johnson, which we announced earlier this week. Congratulations to Kevin on joining Robert Streb, Chris Kirk, Tommy Gainey, Ben Crane and Heath Slocum as a winner of The RSM Classic. Welcome to the “family!”

"RSM and the game of golf share the core values of integrity, teamwork, respect, excellence and stewardship. Each year, The RSM Classic provides a platform for our firm to give back to the communities where our employees live and work through Birdies Fore Love and Youth Day," said Doug Opheim, chief financial officer for RSM US LLP and chairman of the RSM US Foundation. "Through this year's Birdies Fore Love program, thousands of RSM partners, employees, clients and friends donated $702,854 to charitable organizations in 80 cities nationwide, and the RSM US Foundation donated an additional $500,000, bringing the grand total raised to more than $1.2 million. We are honored to be able to support the community through these donations.”

The 2015 RSM Classic included a concert by country music singing sensation Martina McBride, which attracted thousands of fans, and a golf clinic for children, hosted by Southeast Georgia Health System. Other highlights included Youth Day; and a putting contest with RSM leaders, PGA TOUR professionals and participants from Special Olympics and Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia. Proceeds from this year's RSM Classic will benefit Special Olympics, the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia and other national and local charitable organizations.

"On behalf of RSM, I would like to thank the 1,200 volunteers who made this year’s tournament a success,” said Bill Gorman, chief operating officer for RSM US LLP. “Each year, residents of the Golden Isles and surrounding communities come together to support The RSM Classic. The tournament’s success, and our ability to give back to the community in such a big way through the event, wouldn’t be possible without these volunteers. We look forward to seeing them each year, and we can’t wait for 2016.”

The 2016 RSM Classic is scheduled for Nov. 14 through Nov. 22, 2016.

About The RSM Classic
The RSM Classic, formerly The McGladrey Classic, is an Official PGA TOUR FedExCup Event played on the Seaside and Plantation Courses at Sea Island Golf Club located on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation, which was established by PGA TOUR professional Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the wellbeing and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. The RSM Classic is named for title sponsor RSM.

RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment.

RSM US LLP is the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with 48,000 people across 120 countries. For more information, visit rsmus.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.