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DATES: Thursday, August 9th through Sunday, August 12th
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
36 3,561 Yds36 3,554 Yds
Annual:  23rd
Television:  None
Defending Champion:  Steve Friesen
Runner-Up:  Gavin Coles
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
2011 Finish
Steve Friesen262Cliff Kresge268
Gavin Coles267Ted Potter, Jr.268
Josh Broadaway268Justin Bolli269
Paul Claxton268Michael Sims270
Travis Hampshire268Jay Williamson270
Casey Wittenberg270
Past Price Cutter Charity Championship Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2011Steve Friesen (262) -- Gavin Coles
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).

Top Contenders in the Field
Steve FriesenT-57---mc---Won
Justin Bolli3rd---Won---8th
Casey Wittenberg---------T-51T-9
James Hahn---------T-37T-20
Dawie Van Der Walt------------T-20
Scott GardinerT-70T-39T-867thT-39
Luke List------mcT-16mc
Daniel Chopra------------mc
Tom ScherrerWon---mcmcwd
Andres Gonzales---------------
Paul Haley II---------------
Ben Kohles---------------
Lee Williams---------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Luke List
Darkhorse - Luke Guthrie
Last Week's Pick to Win (Tag Ridings) - Finished tied for 18th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Sam Saunders) - Missed the cut
Not only is the Price Cutter Charity Championship one of the original events on the 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 23rd year, one of four on the Tour celebrating this milestone. Highland Springs Country Club and Hillcrest Country Club (Boise) are the only two courses which have hosted a Tour event each year.

The top 26 players on the money list are competing this week. Casey Wittenberg currently leads Ben Kohles for the top spot by $28,968. They are the only two-time winners on tour this season. If either player wins this week, he would earn a promotion to the PGA Tour.

Kohles has had a remarkable run the last two weeks. He won the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational and Cox Classic to become the first player in tour history to win his first two starts. Kohles graduated from the University of Virginia and turned professional in July. He was a three-time All-American and two-time ACC Player of the Year.

Last year, Steve Friesen held at least a share of the lead after every round and cruised to a five-stroke win over Gavin Coles. Friesen, who earned his first Tour title, finished at 26-under-par 262.

Friesen will attempt to become the first player in Tour history to successfully defend his title this week. His best finish this year is a tie for 16th at the TPC Stonebrae Championship in April. Friesen is currently 118th on the Tour money list.

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 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 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 Tour moves to Kansas next week for the Midwest Classic, where James Nitties captured the title last year.

08/07 16:03:02 ET

As of August 7, 2012, at 04:03 PM ET