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DATES: Thursday, April 25th through Sunday, April 28th
SITE: Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, Valdosta, Georgia
COURSE ARCHITECT: Davis Love III (2004)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 7,781
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 445 Yds10 - Par 4 417 Yds
2 - Par 5 566 Yds11 - Par 5 601 Yds
3 - Par 4 469 Yds12 - Par 4 490 Yds
4 - Par 4 466 Yds13 - Par 5 657 Yds
5 - Par 5 580 Yds14 - Par 3 195 Yds
6 - Par 3 240 Yds15 - Par 4 435 Yds
7 - Par 4 464 Yds16 - Par 4 364 Yds
8 - Par 3 216 Yds17 - Par 3 191 Yds
9 - Par 4 501 Yds18 - Par 4 484 Yds
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36 3,947 Yds36 3,834 Yds
 
Annual:  7th
Television:  None
Defending Champion:  Luke List (Not defending)
Runner-Up:  Brian Stuard
Tournament Record:  272 (Ted Potter, Jr., 2011; Luke List, 2012)
54-Hole Record:  204 (Ted Potter, Jr., Jon Mills, 2011;
  Woody Austin, Luke List, 2012)
36-Hole Record:  133 (David Hearn, 2010)
Course Record:  64 (Paul Dickinson, 2007; Henrik Bjornstad, 2009;
  David Hearn, 2010; Woody Austin, 2012)
Total Purse:  $650,000
Shares:  1st Place - $117,000; 2nd Place - $70,200; 3rd Place - $44,200
 
2012 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Luke List272Robert Streb278
Brian Stuard274Scott Gardiner279
Woody Austin277Fabian Gomez279
Justin Hicks278Kevin Foley279
Richard Scott278Will MacKenzie279
 
Past South Georgia Classic Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2012Luke List (272) -- Brian Stuard
2011Ted Potter, Jr. (272) -- Mathew Goggin
2010Ewan Porter (277) -- Jhonattan Vegas
2009Garth Mulroy (275) -- Chris Tidland
2008Bryan DeCorso (274) -- Bryce Molder, Greg Owen
2007John Kimbell (278) -- Matthew Jones

Top Contenders in the Field
Player200720082009201020112012
Woody Austin---------------3rd
Rob Oppenheim---------T-13T-5T-14
Brice Garnett---------mc---T-18
Paul ClaxtonT-6---T-9T-31mcT-30
John KimbellWonmcT-42mcT-18T-46
Bryan DeCorso---Wonmcmc71st67th
Brett Wetterich------------T-13mc
Ewan Porter---T-57mcWonT-38mc
Alex Aragon------mc------mc
Garth MulroyT-57T-24Won---T-18---
Benjamin Alvarado------------------
Patrick Cantlay------------------
Edward Loar------------------
Byron Smith------------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Edward Loar
Darkhorse - Brice Garnett
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (D.J. Trahan) - Missed the cut
Last Week's Darkhorse (Richard S. Johnson) - Finished tied for 40th
 
NOTES:The seventh installment of the South Georgia Classic begins this week
in Valdosta, Georgia. All six tournament winners in 2013 are in the field, as well as the top 11 players on the money list. Edward Loar currently leads the money list with $189,484 in earnings, nearly $40,000 ahead of Benjamin Alvarado. Loar has recorded three straight top-4 finishes, including a win at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open. The purse increased $25,000 from last year, with the winner receiving $650,000.

Kinderlou Forest Golf Club was designed by Davis Love III and opened for play in 2004. At 7,781 yards, Kinderlou is the longest course on the Web.com Tour schedule in 2013. Kinderlou is a traditional, diverse course that forces golfers to use every club in their bag. The front nine flows through open fields, while the back nine plays through a mature pine forest. Rolling terrain exists throughout the course, with creeks and ravines serving as natural hazards.

Last year, Luke List eagled the 13th hole in the final round to jump into the lead, and later made a birdie to help secure a 2-stroke victory over Brian Stuard. List had bogeyed the 12th hole to fall behind, but his strong closing stretch allowed him to earn his first career Web.com Tour win. He was the only player in the field to card four rounds in the 60s and finished at 16-under- par 272.

List will not be on hand to defend his title, as he earned his PGA Tour card for 2013 by finishing fourth on the 2012 Web.com Tour money list. List has struggled so far this season on the PGA Tour, with his best finish being a tie for 46th at the Valero Texas Open.

In 2011, Ted Potter, Jr. posted weekend rounds of 65-68 to earn his first Web.com Tour victory. Potter finished at 16-under 272 and won by three strokes over Mathew Goggin. Potter became the first Monday qualifier to win since Kyle Reifers won the 2006 Chattanooga Classic.

Garth Mulroy survived a double bogey on the final hole in 2009 to defeat Chris Tidland by a stroke. Mulroy closed with a 3-under 69 to finish at 13-under-par 275 for his first Web.com Tour title.

Bryan DeCorso shot a 3-under 69 in the final round in 2008 to win by four shots over Bryce Molder and Greg Owen. DeCorso claimed his first Web.com Tour victory at 14-under 274. He was the only player in the field to shoot all four rounds in the 60s and became the 11th Canadian to win on the Web.com Tour.

In 2007, John Kimbell, a 38-year-old Web.com Tour rookie, shot a 3-under 69 in the final round to win. Kimbell made a birdie at No. 16 to edge Matthew Jones by one shot, finishing at 10-under-par 278 for his first career win. He was the only player who broke 70 during the final round.

The Web.com Tour remains in the Peach State next week for the Stadion Classic at UGA in Athens, where Hudson Swafford captured the 2012 title.

04/23 15:29:57 ET

As of April 23, 2013, at 03:30 PM ET