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DATES: Thursday, April 24th through Sunday, April 27th
SITE: Midland Country Club, Midland, Texas
COURSE ARCHITECT: Ralph Plummer (1954), Ault, Clark & Assoc. (re-design, 1988)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 7,380
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 426 Yds10 - Par 4 431 Yds
2 - Par 5 579 Yds11 - Par 3 185 Yds
3 - Par 3 204 Yds12 - Par 5 552 Yds
4 - Par 5 536 Yds13 - Par 4 435 Yds
5 - Par 4 436 Yds14 - Par 4 411 Yds
6 - Par 4 458 Yds15 - Par 5 601 Yds
7 - Par 4 419 Yds16 - Par 3 189 Yds
8 - Par 3 224 Yds17 - Par 4 386 Yds
9 - Par 4 438 Yds18 - Par 4 470 Yds
36 3,720 Yds36 3,660 Yds
Annual:  23rd
Television:  None
Defending Champion:  Alex Aragon (Not defending)
Runner-Up:  Byron Smith
Tournament Record:  264 (Chad Campbell, 2001)
54-Hole Record:  195 (Chad Campbell, 2001)
36-Hole Record:  128 (Kevin Johnson, 2000)
18-Hole Record:  62 (Kevin Johnson, 1997; Dicky Thompson, 1999; Guy Boros,
  Todd Barranger, 2000 - Club at Mission Dorado)
Course Record:  62 (Chad Collins, 2009; Harris English, 2011)
Total Purse:  $600,000
Shares:  1st Place - $108,000; 2nd Place - $64,800; 3rd Place - $40,800
2013 Finish
Alex Aragon272Will MacKenzie276
Byron Smith273Todd Baek277
Brice Garnett275Miguel Angel Carballo277
Nick Flanagan276Danny Lee277
Edward Loar276Rod Pampling277
Past WNB Golf Classic Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2013Alex Aragon (272) -- Byron Smith
2012Luke Guthrie (271) -- Danny Lee, Cameron Percy
2011*Danny Lee (270) -- Harris English
2010Nate Smith (270) -- Fabian Gomez, Brandt Jobe, Alistair Presnell
2009Garrett Willis (268) -- Chad Collins
2008Marc Leishman (267) -- Keoke Cotner
2007*Brad Adamonis (278) -- Tjaart van der Walt, Vance Veazey, Ron Whittaker
2006*Brandt Snedeker (272) -- Aron Price
2005Kris Cox (270) -- Craig Bowden, Jerry Smith, Chris Tidland
2004*Charley Hoffman (282) -- Jeff Gove, Craig Lile
2003D.J. Brigman (272) -- Jason Dufner, Mark Hensby, Jimmy Walker
2002*Tag Ridings (272) -- Mark Hensby
2001Chad Campbell (264) -- Todd Fischer
2000Kevin Johnson (268) -- Mark Hensby
1999David Berganio, Jr. (269) -- Paul Gow, Dicky Thompson
1998*Stiles Mitchell (276) -- Woody Austin, Jeff Barlow
1997Paul Gow (267) -- Steve Lamontagne
1996Michael Christie (270) -- Anthony Rodriguez
1995Hugh Royer III (275) -- Paul Claxton, Frank Conner, Keoke Cotner,
Franklin Langham, Dave Miley, Chris Smith,
Phil Tataurangi
1994Bruce Vaughan (269) -- Gary Rusnak, Bob Wolcott
1993#*Franklin Langham (202) -- Doug Martin
1992#Taylor Smith (205) -- Pete Jordan, Andrew Morse

* - Won in Playoff

# - 54-Hole Tournament

Note:Formerly called Ben Hogan Permian Basin Open (1992), NIKE Permian
Basin Open (1993-99), Buy.Com Permian Basin Open (2000-01), Permian Basin Open (2002), Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic (2003-06).

Top Contenders in the Field
Byron Smith------------------2nd
Miguel A. CarballoT-10T-27mcT-15T-7T-31T-7
Garrett Willis------Won---------T-20
Adam Hadwin------------------T-20
Alex Cejka------------------T-26
Richard S. Johnson------------------T-40
Dawie van der Walt------------wdT-60T-60
D.J. Trahan------------------mc
Brett Wetterich------------wdT-4wd
Kris Blankswdmc---------------
Jon Curran---------------------
Carlos Ortiz---------------------
Justin Thomas---------------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Adam Hadwin
Darkhorse - Justin Thomas
Last Week's Pick to Win (Alex Cejka) - Finished tied for 55th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Jonathan Randolph) - Finished tied for 3rd
NOTES:The Tour travels back to the United States this week for the
WNB Golf Classic in Midland, Texas. This will be the 13th straight year in which Midland Country Club is hosting. The previous 10 years of the tournament were held at the Club at Mission Dorado.

The top six players on the money list are in the field along with every tournament winner in 2014. The field is led by money leader and 2-time winner Carlos Ortiz. Ortiz won the Panama Claro Championship and last week captured the El Bosque Mexico Championship. He can earn an instant promotion to the PGA Tour with another victory this week.

Last year, Alex Aragon fired a 6-under 66 in the final round to win by a single stroke over Byron Smith. Aragon jumped 11 places on the final day and finished at 16-under 272 for his second career Tour win.

Aragon will not be on hand to defend his title, as he earned his PGA Tour card for 2014. He has not played well this season on the PGA Tour, with his best finish coming at the Valero Texas Open, where he finished 71st.

Luke Guthrie fired a 6-under 66 in the final round in 2012 to win and deny Danny Lee his second straight victory at this event. Guthrie, who also won in Boise the week before, finished at 17-under-par 271. Lee was trying to become the first player in Tour history to win the same title in back-to-back years. Instead, he became the fourth player to finish second in a title defense.

In 2010, rookie Nate Smith fired a 6-under 66 in the final round to win and collect his first career Tour victory. Smith made a long birdie at the 18th hole for a 2-shot win over three players. He finished at 18-under 270 at Midland Country Club.

Marc Leishman cruised to an 11-shot win over Keoke Cotner in 2008, shooting a 4-under 68 in the final round to claim his first Tour victory. Leishman, who led by five shots heading into the final round, finished at 21- under-par 267 and tied the all-time Tour record for largest winning margin.

In 2007, Brad Adamonis escaped a 4-way playoff to win, beating Tjaart van der Walt with a par at the eighth extra hole for his first Tour title. Adamonis and van der Walt played six playoff holes head-to-head after Ron Whittaker was eliminated on the first sudden-death hole and Vance Veazey was knocked out on the second. The four players ended regulation tied at 10-under 278. Adamonis won the second-longest playoff in Tour history by making eight consecutive pars -- the last one coming on a 4-foot putt at the par-3 16th to finally finish off van der Walt.

Current PGA Tour player and world No. 24 Brandt Snedeker birdied the 72nd hole to force a playoff in 2006 against Aron Price, then birdied the first playoff hole to win. Snedeker became the first player in the history of this event to win wire-to-wire.

In 2002, there was plenty of drama. Sitting in the fairway on the first playoff hole, Tag Ridings slammed a 138-yard pitching-wedge into the bottom of the cup for eagle to defeat Mark Hensby for his first career title.

When Chad Campbell won the 2001 event, he set the tournament record of 24- under 264, breaking the previous mark of 267 set by Paul Gow in 1997. Campbell's 54-hole mark of 195 was also a new record.

The Tour moves to Georgia in two weeks for the South Georgia Classic in Valdosta at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, where Will Wilcox captured the 2013 title.

04/22 17:11:33 ET

As of April 22, 2014, at 05:12 PM ET

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