DATES: Thursday, September 20th through Sunday, September 23rd
SITE: Midland Country Club, Midland, Texas
COURSE ARCHITECT: Ralph Plummer (1954), Ault, Clark & Assoc. (re-design, 1988)
1 - Par 4 426 Yds
10 - Par 4 431 Yds
2 - Par 5 579 Yds
11 - Par 3 185 Yds
3 - Par 3 204 Yds
12 - Par 5 552 Yds
4 - Par 5 536 Yds
13 - Par 4 435 Yds
5 - Par 4 436 Yds
14 - Par 4 411 Yds
6 - Par 4 458 Yds
15 - Par 5 601 Yds
7 - Par 4 419 Yds
16 - Par 3 189 Yds
8 - Par 3 224 Yds
17 - Par 4 386 Yds
9 - Par 4 438 Yds
18 - Par 4 470 Yds
36 3,720 Yds
36 3,660 Yds
264 (Chad Campbell, 2001)
195 (Chad Campbell, 2001)
128 (Kevin Johnson, 2000)
62 (Kevin Johnson, 1997; Dicky Thompson, 1999; Guy Boros,
Todd Barranger, 2000 - Club at Mission Dorado)
62 (Chad Collins, 2009; Harris English, 2011)
1st Place - $99,000; 2nd Place - $59,400; 3rd Place - $37,400
Danny Lee *
Miguel Angel Carballo
Four players at
* - Won in Playoff
Past WNB Golf Classic Winners
Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
*Danny Lee (270) -- Harris English
Nate Smith (270) -- Fabian Gomez, Brandt Jobe, Alistair Presnell
Garrett Willis (268) -- Chad Collins
Marc Leishman (267) -- Keoke Cotner
*Brad Adamonis (278) -- Tjaart van der Walt, Vance Veazey, Ron Whittaker
*Brandt Snedeker (272) -- Aron Price
Kris Cox (270) -- Craig Bowden, Jerry Smith, Chris Tidland
*Charley Hoffman (282) -- Jeff Gove, Craig Lile
D.J. Brigman (272) -- Jason Dufner, Mark Hensby, Jimmy Walker
*Tag Ridings (272) -- Mark Hensby
Chad Campbell (264) -- Todd Fischer
Kevin Johnson (268) -- Mark Hensby
David Berganio, Jr. (269) -- Paul Gow, Dicky Thompson
*Stiles Mitchell (276) -- Woody Austin, Jeff Barlow
Paul Gow (267) -- Steve Lamontagne
Michael Christie (270) -- Anthony Rodriguez
Hugh Royer III (275) -- Paul Claxton, Frank Conner, Keoke Cotner,
Franklin Langham, Dave Miley, Chris Smith,
Bruce Vaughan (269) -- Gary Rusnak, Bob Wolcott
#*Franklin Langham (202) -- Doug Martin
#Taylor Smith (205) -- Pete Jordan, Andrew Morse
* - Won in Playoff
# - 54-Hole Tournament
Note:Formerly called Ben Hogan Permian Basin Open (1992), NIKE Permian
Basin Open (1993-99), Buy.Com Permian Basin Open (2000-01), Permian
Basin Open (2002), Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic (2003-06).
Top Contenders in the Field
Miguel A. Carballo
Doug LaBelle II
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Scott Gardiner
Darkhorse - Michael Putnam
Last Week's Pick to Win (Brad Fritsch) - Finished tied for 35th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Cliff Kresge) - Missed the cut
Only five tournaments remain as players jockey for position for the season-
ending Tour Championship. The top 60 players on the money list will advance to
the final event of the season. Derek Fathauer currently resides in the 60th
spot, just $1,511 ahead of Aron Price. No lead is safe, however, as Jeff
Gove, 63rd on the money list, is just $4,134 behind Fathauer. Ben Kohles will
be looking to win for the third time in only his sixth event this season and
earn a promotion to the PGA Tour.
This will be the 11th straight year in which Midland Country Club is hosting.
The previous 10 years of the tournament were all held at the Club at Mission
Last year, Danny Lee carded rounds of 64-72-68-66, then parred the first
playoff hole to beat Harris English. The duo finished at 18-under-par 270.
This week, Lee, the 2008 U.S. Amateur champion, will try and become the first
player in Web.com Tour history to successfully defend his title. Lee played on
the PGA Tour this season, but finished 159th on the FedExCup points list and
did not qualify for the playoffs. His best finish this year was a tie for 19th
at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.
In 2010, rookie Nate Smith fired a 6-under 66 in the final round to win
and collect his first career Web.com Tour victory. Smith made a long birdie
at the 18th hole for a 2-shot win over three players. He finished with an 18-
under 270 at Midland Country Club.
In 2008, Marc Leishman cruised to an 11-shot win over Keoke Cotner, shooting a
4-under 68 in the final round to claim his first Web.com Tour victory.
Leishman, who led by five shots heading into the final round, finished at
21-under-par 267 and tied the all-time Web.com Tour record for largest winning
In 2007, Brad Adamonis escaped a 4-way playoff to win, beating Tjaart van der
Walt with a par at the eighth extra hole for his first Web.com Tour title.
Adamonis and van der Walt played six playoff holes head-to-head after Ron
Whittaker was eliminated on the first sudden-death hole and Vance Veazey was
knocked out on the second. The four players ended regulation tied at 10-under
278. Adamonis won the second-longest playoff in Web.com Tour history by making
eight consecutive pars -- the last one coming on a 4-foot putt at the par-3
16th to finally finish off van der Walt.
Current PGA Tour player Brandt Snedeker, who will play for the United States
at the Ryder Cup next week, birdied the 72nd hole to force a playoff in 2006
against Aron Price, then birdied the first playoff hole to win. Snedeker
became the first player in the history of this event to win wire-to-wire.
In 2002, there was plenty of drama. Sitting in the fairway on the first
playoff hole, Tag Ridings slammed a 138-yard pitching-wedge into the bottom of
the cup for eagle to defeat Mark Hensby for his first career title.
When Chad Campbell captured the 2001 event, he set the tournament record of
24-under 264, breaking the previous mark of 267 set by Paul Gow in 1997.
Campbell's 54-hole mark of 195 was also a new record.
The Web.com Tour moves to North Carolina next week for the Chiquita Classic in
Weddington at The Club at Longview. Russell Knox captured the 2011 title.
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