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NATIONWIDE - Price Cutter Charity Championship Preview
From The Sports Network

DATES: Thursday, August 11th through Sunday, August 14th
SITE: Highland Springs Country Club, Springfield, Missouri
COURSE ARCHITECT: Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1987)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 7,115
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 5 547 Yds10 - Par 4 394 Yds
2 - Par 4 395 Yds11 - Par 5 535 Yds
3 - Par 4 403 Yds12 - Par 4 440 Yds
4 - Par 3 211 Yds13 - Par 3 174 Yds
5 - Par 4 439 Yds14 - Par 4 427 Yds
6 - Par 3 176 Yds15 - Par 3 151 Yds
7 - Par 4 422 Yds16 - Par 4 431 Yds
8 - Par 5 544 Yds17 - Par 4 460 Yds
9 - Par 4 424 Yds18 - Par 5 542 Yds
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36 3,561 Yds36 3,554 Yds
 
Annual:  22nd
Television:  None
Defending Champion:  Hunter Haas (Not defending)
Runners-Up:  Jamie Lovemark, Jason Schultz, Jonas Blixt
Tournament Record:  261 (Doug LaBelle II, 2006)
54-Hole Record:  195 (Tom Scherrer, 2007)
36-Hole Record:  128 (Joe Ogilvie, 2003; Troy Matteson, 2005;
  Boo Weekley, 2006; Chad Collins, 2009)
Course Record:  60 (Tyler Williamson, 2004)
Total Purse:  $625,000
Shares:  1st Place - $112,500; 2nd Place - $67,500; 3rd Place - $42,500
 
2010 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Hunter Haas262Kyle Thompson269
Jamie Lovemark268Todd Fischer270
Jason Schultz268Dicky Pride270
Jonas Blixt268Seven players at272
Brandt Jobe269
 
Past Price Cutter Charity Championship Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2010Hunter Haas (262) -- Jamie Lovemark, Jason Schultz, Jonas Blixt
2009Justin Bolli (267) -- Chad Collins, Derek Lamely
2008Colt Knost (262) -- Webb Simpson
2007Tom Scherrer (262) -- Franklin Langham
2006Doug LaBelle II (261) -- Nick Flanagan
2005Roger Tambellini (267) -- Steven Bowditch, Troy Matteson, David Peoples,
Vance Veazey
2004Brad Ott (263) -- Brandt Snedeker
2003Tom Carter (267) -- Doug LaBelle II, Roland Thatcher
2002Patrick Sheehan (269) -- Eric Meeks, Brian Wilson
2001%Steve Haskins (131) -- Omar Uresti
2000*Pat Perez (270) -- Pat Bates, Mike Heinen
1999*Ryan Howison (270) -- Edward Fryatt
1998Anthony Painter (267) -- Scott Dunlap
1997@Chris DiMarco (204) -- Robin Freeman
1996*Stewart Cink (272) -- R.W. Eaks
1995*Mike Schuchart (271) -- Stuart Appleby, P.H. Horgan III
1994Jerry Haas (272) -- Frank Conner
1993Tommy Tolles (271) -- Bob Burns, Bob May
1992#*Lennie Clements (197) -- Tommy Tolles, Ted Tryba
1991#Rick Dalpos (201) -- Kevin Sutherland
1990#*Jeff Cook (207) -- Olin Browne

* - Won in Playoff

@ - Rain-Shortened

# - 54-Hole Tournament

Note:Formerly called Ben Hogan Greater Ozarks Open (1990-92); NIKE
Ozarks Open (1993-99), BUY.COM Ozarks Open (2000-01), BUY.COM Price Cutter Charity Championship (2002).

Top Contenders in the Field
Player2007200820092010
Jason Schultz---T-62mcT-2
Jonas Blixt------mcT-2
Kyle Thompsonmc---T-40T-5
Dicky Pride---------T-7
Roberto Castro---------T-16
J.J. Killeen---mcT-19T-47
Scott GardinerT-70T-39T-867th
Kyle Reifers---T-47T-34mc
Tom ScherrerWon---mcmc
Ken Duke---------mc
Ted Potter, Jr.---------mc
Justin Bolli3rd---Won---
Brenden Pappas------mc---
Daniel Chopra------------
Russell Knox------------
Danny Lee------------
Garth Mulroy------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Danny Lee
Darkhorse - Jonas Blixt
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Kyle Reifers) - Finished tied for 49th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Casey Wittenberg) - Missed the cut
 
NOTES:
Not only is the Price Cutter Charity Championship one of the original events on the Nationwide Tour, it has also been played every year at Highland Springs Country Club. The tournament, which has been on the schedule since the inception of the tour in 1990, is in its 21st year, one of four on the Nationwide Tour celebrating this milestone. Highland Springs Country Club and Hillcrest Country Club (Boise) are the only two courses which have hosted a Nationwide Tour event each year.

Six of the top-10 players on the money list are competing this week - J.J. Killeen, Kyle Thompson, Kyle Reifers, Russell Knox, Ted Potter, Jr. and Danny Lee. Killeen will be looking for his third straight victory, which would earn him a promotion to the PGA Tour. Killeen has won the Utah Championship and the Cox Classic the last two weeks, becoming the sixth player in Nationwide Tour history to win back-to-back events. He trails money leader Mathew Goggin by only $17,266.

Last year, Hunter Haas fired rounds of 65-66-66-65 to pick up a six-stroke win over Jamie Lovemark, Jason Schultz and Jonas Blixt. Haas finished the event at 26-under-par 262, one stroke off the tournament scoring record. The victory was his third on the Nationwide Tour.

Haas will not be on hand to defend his title, as he finished third on the 2010 Nationwide Tour money list and jumped to the PGA Tour for 2011. Haas has made 14 cuts in 24 events on the PGA Tour this season, with his best finish being a tie for third at the Puerto Rico Open. He is 75th on the PGA Tour money list with $926,366 in earnings.

In 2008, needing a low score to protect his lead, Colt Knost fired a 10-under 62 in the final round to complete a wire-to-wire victory, his second win of 2008. Knost joined Patrick Sheehan (2002) as the only wire-to-wire champions in tournament history. For the week, Knost tied for first in fairways hit, tied for second in greens in regulation and tied for first in putting.

In 2007, Tom Scherrer cruised to a four-shot win, firing rounds of 66-63-66-67 to claim his first title of any kind in seven years. Scherrer's last win came at the 2000 Kemper Insurance Open, when he was a 29-year-old upstart near the beginning of a seven-year stint on the PGA Tour. He also owns two previous Nationwide Tour wins -- but both came in the 1990s, when it was called the Nike Tour.

In 2006, Doug LaBelle II fired an eight-under 64 in the final round for his first Nationwide Tour title. LaBelle established a new tournament scoring record by finishing four rounds at 27-under-par 261, winning by two shots over Nick Flanagan. LaBelle hit 13-of-14 fairways and 17-of-18 greens in regulation in the final round.

The Nationwide Tour moves to Kansas next week for the Midwest Classic. Michael Sim captured the event the last time it was played in 2009.

08/09 17:06:56 ET

As of August 9, 2011, at 05:07 PM ET

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