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WEB.COM - Rex Hospital Open Preview
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DATES: Thursday, June 20th through Sunday, June 23rd
SITE: TPC Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh, North Carolina
COURSE ARCHITECT: Hale Irwin (2000)
PAR: 71
YARDAGE: 7,257
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 472 Yds10 - Par 4 436 Yds
2 - Par 3 207 Yds11 - Par 4 417 Yds
3 - Par 4 375 Yds12 - Par 3 218 Yds
4 - Par 5 587 Yds13 - Par 4 371 Yds
5 - Par 3 170 Yds14 - Par 4 454 Yds
6 - Par 4 466 Yds15 - Par 5 573 Yds
7 - Par 4 455 Yds16 - Par 3 158 Yds
8 - Par 4 401 Yds17 - Par 4 480 Yds
9 - Par 5 577 Yds18 - Par 4 440 Yds
36, 3710 Yds35 3,547 Yds
Annual:  20th
Television:  None
Defending Champion:  James Hahn (Not defending)
Runner-Up:  Scott Parel
Tournament Record:  266 (Michael Christie, 1995; Brian Bateman, 1998;
  Mark Hensby, Manny Zerman, 2000;
  Kevin Johnson, Jeff Gallagher, 2009)
54-Hole Record:  193 (John Riegger, 2010)
36-Hole Record:  128 (Jimmy Green, 1998)
18-Hole Record:  60 (Jimmy Green, 1998 - Raleigh Country Club)
Course Record:  62 (Rob Bradley, 2003; Scott Brown, 2010)
Total Purse:  $625,000
Shares:  1st Place - $112,500; 2nd Place - $67,500; 3rd Place - $42,500
2012 Finish
James Hahn *271Dustin Bray273
Scott Parel271Jeff Curl273
Jin Park272Will Wilcox273
Jim Renner272Oscar Serna274
B.J. Staten272Six players at275

* - Won in Playoff

Past Rex Hospital Open Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2012*James Hahn (271) -- Scott Parel
2011Kyle Thompson (270) -- Scott Brown, Troy Kelly, Martin Flores
2010#John Riegger (193) -- Chris Nallen
2009*Kevin Johnson (266) -- Jeff Gallagher
2008Scott Gutschewski (270) -- Chad Ginn, Esteban Toledo
2007Kyle Thompson (268) -- Bob Burns
2006Brenden Pappas (268) -- Charlie Wi
2005Eric Axley (270) -- Troy Matteson
2004*Chris Anderson (271) -- Jason Buha, Paul Gow, Brendan Jones
2003David Morland IV (268) -- Rob Bradley, Vaughn Taylor
2002Zoran Zorkic (274) -- Doug Barron
2001John Maginnes (269) -- Ryuji Imada
2000*Mark Hensby (266) -- Manny Zerman
1999Vance Veazey (269) -- Steve Haskins, Glen Hnatiuk
1998Brian Bateman (266) -- Jimmy Green
1997Dan Bateman (284) -- Dennis Paulson, Steve Flesch, Terry Price
1996*#Glen Hnatiuk (205) -- Craig Perks
1995Michael Christie (266) -- Sean Murphy
1994Skip Kendall (276) -- Pat Bates

* - Won in Playoff

# - Weather Shortened

Note:Formerly called NIKE Carolina Classic (1994-99), BUY.COM Carolina
Classic (2000-02), SAS Carolina Classic (2003-04).

Top Contenders in the Field
Scott Parel---T-22mcT-38mc------2nd
B.J. Staten---------T-38T-30T-3T-15T-3
Jim Renner---------------------T-3
Will Wilcox------------------T-11T-6
Shane BertschT-28------------------T-10
Scott Gutschewski---T-5---Won---T-42---T-41
Kyle ThompsonT-49T-67Won---mcmcWonmc
Nick Flanagan---mcmc---mcT-42T-48mc
Kevin Johnson---mc---mcWon---mcmc
Steve Wheatcroft---T-45---T-58T-47---mcmc
Bronson La'Cassie---------------mc---mc
Alex Aragon------------mc------mc
Michael Putnam---T-3------mcmc---mc
Edward Loar------wd---------T-50---
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Steve Wheatcroft
Darkhorse - Bronson La'Cassie
Last Week's Pick to Win (Tim Wilkinson) - Missed the cut
Last Week's Darkhorse (Alex Prugh) - Finished 3rd
The Web.com Tour stops in North Carolina this week, as the PGA developmental tour tackles the TPC Wakefield Plantation. The top six players on the money list are in the field. The purse increased $75,000 from last year to $625,000, with the winner receiving $112,500.

Michael Putnam currently leads the money list by more than $132,000 over Edward Loar. Putnam is the only player with two victories this season and can earn a promotion to the PGA Tour with one more win. Loar is back on the Web.com Tour this week after finishing tied for 32nd last week at the U.S. Open.

For the 13th consecutive year, the TPC Wakefield Plantation is hosting the tournament. Prestonwood Country Club hosted the event the first four years of its existence. Raleigh Country Club, which hosted for three years, was the first Donald Ross-designed course to host a Web.com Tour event and was the last design by the fabled architect.

Last year, James Hahn birdied the second playoff hole to beat Scott Parel. The pair finished regulation tied at 13-under-par 271. It was the first win for Hahn on the Web.com Tour. He won twice on the Canadian Tour in 2009.

Hahn will not be on hand to defend his title, as he earned his PGA Tour card for 2013 by finishing fifth on the 2012 Web.com Tour money list. Hahn's best finish this year was a tie for third at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in February. He is currently 71st on the PGA Tour money list with over $780,000 in earnings.

Kyle Thompson birdied the 18th hole in the final round in 2011 to win by a single stroke over three players. Thompson fired four rounds in the 60s to finish at 14-under-par 270. The victory was his third on the Web.com Tour, with his other titles both coming in 2007 at this event and at the Oregon Classic.

In 2010, John Riegger posted an 8-under 63 on Saturday to take a 5-stroke lead, and play was called for the day Sunday before he had even struck his first tee shot. He finished at 20-under-par 193. Riegger's 54-hole total of 193 set a new tournament record. His total smashed Jimmy Green's 1998 mark by four shots.

Kevin Johnson birdied the first playoff hole in 2009 to defeat Jeff Gallagher. Johnson birdied the last hole in regulation from five feet to join Gallagher atop the leaderboard. The pair finished at 18-under 266 and matched the tournament scoring record set by several golfers before them.

In 2005, Eric Axley shot four rounds in the 60s, including a 4-under 67 in the final round to win. He finished at 14-under-par 270, which was good for a 2- shot victory over Troy Matteson. The win was Axley's first on the Web.com Tour, a circuit he did not even have status on at the start of the week. He became the 18th Monday qualifier to win in tour history and the third left- hander.

Chris Anderson parred the eighth hole of a playoff in 2004 to defeat Brendan Jones, Paul Gow and Jason Buha. The 8-hole playoff tied for the second longest in Web.com Tour history. Tom Lehman took eight holes to polish off John Wilson and Tim Straub at the 1991 Mississippi Gulf Golf Classic, but Eric Booker needed nine holes to defeat Notah Begay III at the 1998 Lehigh Valley Open. The four participants in the 2004 playoff also tied the Web.com Tour record for most players in an extra session.

The Web.com Tour moves to Indiana next week for the United Leasing Championship, where Peter Tomasulo captured the 2012 title.

06/18 17:32:24 ET

As of June 18, 2013, at 05:32 PM ET