*** NATIONWIDE - Alberta Classic Preview ***
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 Dates: Thursday, September 1st through Sunday, September 4th
 Site: Redwood Meadows Golf & Country Club, Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada
 Course Architect: Bill Newis and Stan Leonard (1978)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,058
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 416 Yds   10 - Par 4 420 Yds
               2 - Par 5 547 Yds   11 - Par 4 416 Yds
               3 - Par 4 427 Yds   12 - Par 3 170 Yds
               4 - Par 3 203 Yds   13 - Par 4 370 Yds
               5 - Par 4 426 Yds   14 - Par 5 513 Yds
               6 - Par 5 534 Yds   15 - Par 3 189 Yds
               7 - Par 4 430 Yds   16 - Par 4 389 Yds
               8 - Par 3 159 Yds   17 - Par 5 613 Yds
               9 - Par 4 392 Yds   18 - Par 4 444 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,534 Yds         36 3,524 Yds

 Annual: 3rd
 Television: None
 2004 Champion: David Hearn
 Runner-up: David McKenzie
 Tournament Record: 263 (Tom Carter, 2003)
 54-Hole Record: 196 (Mike Standly, 2003)
 36-Hole Record: 131 (Bobby Kalinowski, 2003)
 18-Hole Record: 62 (Tom Carter, 2003)
 Course Record: 65 (David McKenzie, Erik Compton, David Hearn, 2004)
 Total Purse: $450,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $81,000; 2nd Place - $48,600; 3rd Place - $30,600

                             2004 Finish
                             -----------

 Player                Score             Player                 Score
 ------                -----             ------                 -----
 David Hearn            273              Jim Rutledge            279
 David McKenzie         274              Charles Warren          279
 Matthew Goggin         275              Five players at         280
 Nick Watney            277
 Kevin Johnson          279

                          Past Alberta Classic Winners
                          ----------------------------

 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2004  David Hearn (273) -- David McKenzie
 2003  Tom Carter (263) -- Nick Cassini

 Note: Formerly called Alberta Calgary Classic (2003).

                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------

                    2003  2004
                    ----  ----
 David McKenzie     T-16  2nd
 Jon Mills          mc    T-8
 Jason Schultz      mc    T-8
 Michael Harris     T-37  mc
 Troy Matteson      dnp   mc
 Tom Carter         Won   dnp
 Jaime Gomez        dnp   dnp

 NOTES:
 For  the  second time  this  year,  the Nationwide  Tour  plays  north of  the
 border  in Canada for the third annual Alberta Classic. Last year, current PGA
 Tour  player David Hearn,  who is a native of Canada, posted a one-under 71 in
 the  final round  to win the Alberta  Classic by a stroke over David McKenzie.
 Hearn  completed the event at 15-under-par 273 for his first career victory on
 the  Nationwide  Tour. McKenzie  shot a 69  in the final  round to take second
 place  at  14-under-par 274. Hearn, who  also captured the 2004 Times Colonist
 Open  on the Canadian  Tour, carried a three-shot lead into the final round at
 Redwood  Meadows and managed  a pair of birdies on the front side to reach 16-
 under  around  the turn.  At the  par-four 12th, Hearn  left his approach well
 short  of the  green and was unable to  get up and down to save par. After the
 bogey, Hearn readied himself for a roller coaster ride over the closing holes.
 Hearn  birdied the 15th, but gave that shot back with a bogey at the very next
 hole.  He recovered with  a birdie at the 17th, but found trouble again with a
 bogey  at the last.  Despite the late dropped shot, Hearn was able to walk off
 with a breakthrough win. Hearn, who qualified for the PGA Tour by finishing in
 a  tie for 21st at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, has struggled this year
 making  just  eight of 16 cuts.  Hearn ranks 199th  on the money list with his
 best  finish being a tie for 13th at the B.C. Open. The 2003 event was held at
 The  Links  of GlenEagles  in Cochrane,  Alberta. 2003  champion Tom Carter is
 scheduled  to compete  this week. Redwood Meadows Golf & Country Club has been
 recognized as one of Western Canada's finest layouts and is owned and operated
 by  the Tsuu  T'ina Nation.  Last  year, Redwood  Meadows played  to a  stroke
 average  of 72.226,  making  it the  16th  hardest  course out  of  31 on  the
 Nationwide  Tour.  Robert Ames,  brother  of  PGA  Tour player  Stephen  Ames,
 received  a  sponsor's exemption for this  event. The Nationwide Tour moves to
 Utah  next week for the Envirocare Utah Classic. Current PGA Tour player Brett
 Wetterich won that event last year.


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