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| ||The Nationwide Tour heads North of the Border this week for the Ford Wayne
Gretzky Classic. Two weeks after sharing the first-round lead at the U.S.
Open, Justin Hicks broke through with a playoff win last year. Hicks only got
into the event because the tournament is a pro-am with 160 professionals
getting into the field. Otherwise, he would not have been in the field. Once
there, Hicks posted a two-under 69 in the final round to force a playoff with
Casey Wittenberg. Hicks only needed par on the first extra hole to claim the
win. He will defend his title this week and attempt to snap the tour`s streak
of never having a repeat winner. The Golf Channel has two hours of coverage
Thursday and Friday, then three hours of action on Saturday and Sunday. The
Nationwide Tour is off next week, then returns the following week with the
Cox Classic, where Ryan Hietala won last year.