Docstoc

THURSDAY_ MAY 5- SUNDAY_ MAY 8 AT THE UGA GOLF COURSE

Document Sample
THURSDAY_ MAY 5- SUNDAY_ MAY 8 AT THE UGA GOLF COURSE Powered By Docstoc
					Page C10                                                                                                                              Athens Banner-Herald, Sunday, May 1, 2011   Athens Banner-Herald, Sunday, May 1, 2011                                                                                                                                                     Page C11


                  FULL SCHEDULE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       THE UGA CONNECTION
All events at UGA Golf Course unless otherwise noted
          Concert tickets may be purchased at
                   meltingpointathens.com
                                                                                    THURSDAY, MAY 5-                                                                                                                                                          AT THE UGA                                                           A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         fter finishing with the lowest stroke totals on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the team, current Georgia golfers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Russell Henley and Harris English
                             MONDAY
I Noon – Bubba Watson Ryder Cup check presentation
I 4-5:30 p.m. – Chick-fil-A Beechwood UGA Student/Junior
Clinic (Open to the public, free admission)
                                                                                     SUNDAY, MAY 8                                                                                                                                                            GOLF COURSE                                                          have both been given sponsor’s exemptions to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   compete in this week’s event.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Teammate Hudson Swafford made them work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                for the honor, finishing within two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   strokes of English for the second
I All day – Nationwide Tour professional practice rounds
I All day – Tournament Monday qualifiers (Jennings Mill                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              exemption. The three players stood
Country Club and Achasta Golf Course)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 within four total strokes of one
                             TUESDAY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  other for the entire season after the
I 7:45 a.m. – St. Mary’s Breakfast with Bubba Watson and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Southeastern Conference
Chip Beck (at Athens Country Club, ticket required)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Championship, with Henley posting
I All day – Nationwide Tour professional practice rounds                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               a team-best total of 1,748 strokes,
                           WEDNESDAY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ENGLISH          followed by English at 1,750 and
I 7:30 a.m./12:30 p.m. – Stadion Classic at UGA Pro-Am                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Swafford at Swafford at 1,752.
I 7 p.m. – 19th Hole Music Series: The Sensational Sounds of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Henley and English finished 1-2
Motown (Foundry Park Inn & Spa, free admission)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    on the team in total strokes last year
                            THURSDAY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and received exemptions for the
                            First round                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2010 Stadion Classic, as well.
I 8:30 p.m. – 19th Hole Music Series: Legendary Bluegrass                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          English tied for 27th at 2 under,
with The Traveling McCourys (Foundry Park Inn & Spa)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               while Henley finished a stroke
                               FRIDAY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              behind, in a tie for 34th at 1 under.
                          Second round                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              While Henley and English will
I 9 p.m. – 19th Hole Music Series: Totally 80s Party with The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      once again attempt to make their             HENLEY
Highballs (Foundry Park Inn & Spa)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 mark on the Nationwide Tour,
                            SATURDAY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               numerous former Bulldogs have
                           Third round                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             already made history on the
I 9 p.m. – 19th Hole Music Series: Singer-songwriter Shawn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Nationwide Tour and its previous incarnations.
Mullins and his band (Foundry Park Inn & Spa)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Among the notable ex-Bulldogs:
                              SUNDAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     I Paul Claxton became the tour’s first player
                            Final round                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to achieve $1 million in career earnings when he
I Awards ceremony, 18th green, immediately following play:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     won the Melwood Prince George’s
Yamaha “Putt for a Golf Car,” winner’s trophy presentation, winner’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             County Open in May 2007.
check presentation, charity check presentation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Claxton debuted on the tour in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1995 and bounced between the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nationwide and PGA tours ever
             TICKET INFORMATION                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  since. As of the end of the 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   season, Claxton ranked third in
  Advance tickets are available for purchase through Wednesday at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CLAXTON       the Nationwide Tour’s all-time
midnight at stadionclassic.uga.edu. One hundred percent of all                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     money list with $1,397,671 in
advance ticket sales benefit participating non-profit groups through                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               winnings.
the Tickets FORE Charity program.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     I Claxton isn’t the only ex-Bulldog
I Advance weekly grounds pass: $25                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 on the tour’s all-time money list.
I Ten pack of weekly grounds passes: $200                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Justin Bolli, who has also shuttled
  Proceeds from all ticket sales at the gate on tournament days will                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               between the PGA and
go to need-based scholarships at UGA. Ticket sales at the gate are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nationwide tours, ranked 17th all-
cash-only. If necessary, there will be an ATM at the main tournament                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               time with $1,024,125 in career
gate with a $2.50 service charge for each transaction.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             winnings on the Nationwide
I Weekly grounds pass: $35                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Tour.                                        BOLLI
I Daily grounds pass: $10
I Daily student pass: $7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I Former Georgia all-Americans Chris Kirk
I Children 14 and under will be admitted free of charge. Advance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and Kevin Kisner both placed in the top
weekly grounds pass: $25                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       25 on the money list last year,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                earning their PGA Tour cards. Kirk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 finished second on the list with
                       FAN GUIDE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $411,206 in earnings, including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 two wins. Kisner was 11th with
  DAILY PAIRINGS: Pairings and tee times will be posted                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $279,292 in earnings, including
online at onlineathens.com, stadionclassic.uga.edu and at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          one win. Kirk is 39th on the PGA
pgatour.com. The Banner-Herald will produce a daily pairing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            KIRK        Tour’s money list this year with
sheet with course map, standings and other tournament                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $795,323 in winnings through
information that will be available each day at the course.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         12 events, while Kisner is 235th
  FOOD AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: UGA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            with $34,571 in eight events.
Food Services will have food available for sale at locations
throughout the course. Transactions will be cash and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I Georgia’s Brendon Todd
credit/debit card only.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            became the first player in
  ALCOHOL: Beer and wine will be sold at the tournament. If                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nationwide Tour history to hit a
you plan on purchasing alcohol, you must visit one of the tour-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hole-in-one on the same hole in
nament’s carding stations to receive an alcohol wristband for
the day. Carding stations will be located just inside the main                       2010 RECAP                                                        WORDS OF WISDOM                                                                            MEET THE CHAMPS                                                                  consecutive rounds at the 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Athens Regional Foundation Classic.
tournament gate and next to the main concession area by the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Todd aced the 147-yard 17th                  TODD
clubhouse. All alcohol sales will be cash only. There will be an                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   hole in both the first and second
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   rounds at the local tournament.
ATM available at the main tournament gate.
  MOBILE DEVICE POLICY: Mobile devices are allowed on
                                                                                                                                  “It gave me a lot of confidence and it really
the course if the following rules are followed:                                                                                   made me feel like I could win on the Nationwide                                                                                                                                                                   I Georgia’s Erik Compton is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   10th on this year’s Nationwide Tour
  I 1. Device must be on silent mode at all times
  I 2. Calls may be placed or received in remote areas where                                                                            Tour and then get on the PGA Tour. And                                                                                                                                                                     money list with $54,005 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   winnings in three events. He has
conversations will not be heard by a player on the course.
  I 3. Data use (texting, email, etc.) is permitted, except when                                                                         from there I kept getting better every                                                                                                                                                                      also won $83,962 in four PGA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    COMPTON          Tour events.
players are in a position to compete (i.e. when “Quiet Please”
signs are raised).
                                                                                                                                          year and kept moving up. There’s
  I 4. No audio or video capture is permitted at any time.                                                                                stepping stones every level and that
  I 5. No still photography is permitted at any time during
competition rounds.                                                                                                                        was definitely one on the Nationwide                                                                                                                                                            GRACIOUS HOSTS
  PROHIBITED ITEMS: Firearms and personal coolers are
                                                                                                                                             Tour. So it was definitely a big
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          nother UGA connection to this week’s
prohibited throughout tournament week. Cameras are prohibit-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tournament is that a pair of former Bulldogs
ed on tournament days, from Thursday to Sunday. Backpacks,
purses, packages and bags will be subject to search if brought
                                                                                                                                               confidence boost for me.”                                                                                                                                                                  golfers, Chip Beck and Bubba
onto tournament grounds.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Watson, will serve as honorary co-chairs at the
  GATES OPEN: 7 a.m. Thursday and Friday; 7:30 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                event.
Saturday and Sunday. (Times subject to change in the event of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beck, a three-time all-American at Georgia, is
inclement weather)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 perhaps best known for becoming the second
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   player to break 60 in a round in a PGA Tour-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   sanctioned event when he shot a 59 at the 1991
                 WHERE TO PARK                                                                                                                                                                                                 2006: PAUL GOW                                   2009: PATRICK SHEEHAN                              Las Vegas Invitational.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Watson is one of the top golfers in the world,
  SPECTATOR PARKING: All spectators should arrive to the                                                                                                                                                                      STADION ATHENS CLASSIC AT UGA – UGA GOLF COURSE                                                      having won a pair of PGA Tour events, and
tournament via Milledge Avenue. Spectators will be directed to                                                                                                                                                      Year              Champion        Score         Runner-up        Score                                         consistently ranks among the longest hitters on
park in lots 4A-4C depending on availability. Lot 4A will be                                                                                                                                                        2010              Martin Piller   272           Daniel Summerhays 273                                          tour. The two-time UGA letterman finished as
closed on Friday-Sunday and all spectators will park in lots 4B                                                                                                                                                                    ATHENS REGIONAL FOUNDATION CLASSIC –                                                            runner-up at last year’s PGA Championship and
and 4C. Free shuttle service will be provided to take spectators to                                                                                                                                                                     JENNINGS MILL COUNTRY CLUB                                                                 participated in his first Ryder Cup.
the golf course.                                                                                                                                                                                                    2009              Patrick Sheehan 274 (playoff) Michael Sim       274                                            Beck and Watson will participate in a Tuesday
  DISABILITY PARKING: All spectators with disabilities                                                                                                                                                              2008              Robert Damron   277 (playoff) Greg Owen         277                                          breakfast at the Athens Country Club, followed
should park at the Golf Clubhouse. There will be dedicated                                                                                                                                                          2007              Martin Laird    272           Anderson/Bolli    273                                          by a skills demonstration at the club’s driving
parking spaces for disabled individuals.                                                                                                                                                                            2006              Paul Gow        267            Craig Lile       270                                          range.
  VOLUNTEER PARKING: All volunteers should arrive for
their shifts via Milledge Avenue. Volunteers will be directed to
                                                                                                                                   – Martin Laird,                                                                                                                                                                                   Watson will also present a $50,000 check to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   UGA president Michael Adams at noon on
park in lots 4A-4C depending on availability. Lot 4A will be                                                                      on winning his                                                                                                      THE TWENTY FIVE                                                              Monday at the UGA Golf Course. Each 2010
closed on Friday-Sunday and volunteers will park in lots 4B and
4C. Directional signs will be provided. A shuttle will be provid-                                                                 first big                                                                              The players who finish in the top 25 on this year’s Nationwide Tour money list
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   U.S. Ryder Cup participant received $200,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to designate to the charities of their choice and
ed to take volunteers to the volunteer pavilion.
                                                                                     MARTIN PILLER                                professional event                                                                   will earn PGA Tour memberships in 2012. Here is the tour’s current top 25                                   Watson earmarked $50,000 for UGA’s Play Golf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   America University programming.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       through four events:
                                                                                                                                  at the 2007
                                                                       T
                                                                             exan Martin Piller earned his first big pro
                                                                             victory when he parred the 72nd hole and
                                                                             playing partner Daniel Summerhays bogeyed,           Athens Regional                                                                      Player ..........................................Events ..............................Money
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1. Mathew Goggin................................4 ......................................$124,975
                                                                       giving Piller a one-stroke win.
                                                                         Piller had missed the cut in his previous two starts,    Foundation                                                                           2. Brenden Pappas ................................4 ......................................$116,578
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       3. Daniel Chopra ..................................2 ......................................$108,000
                                                                       but he used a hot putter to shoot a 7-under 64 in
                                                                       the third round and close within a stroke of leader        Classic. Laird won                                                                   4. Brett Wetterich ..................................1 ........................................$90,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       5. Bubba Dickerson ..............................4 ........................................$80,475
                                                                       Summerhays. He finished with an even-par 71 in
                                                                       the final round, while Summerhays bogeyed two of           this year’s Arnold                                                                   6. Darron Stiles ....................................4 ........................................$75,014
                                                                       the last three holes to close with a 2-over 73.
                                                                         Piller claimed the $99,000 winner’s check in             Palmer Invitational                                                                  7. Matt Every ......................................2 ........................................$71,058
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       8. Luke List............................................4 ........................................$60,620
                                                                       Athens and would go on to win again three months
                                                                       later, taking first at the Cox Classic in Omaha in         at Bay Hill and                                                                      9. Alistair Presnell..................................3 ........................................$59,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       10. Erik Compton ..................................3 ........................................$54,005
                                                                       August. The runner-up finish was the first of five
                                                                       top-fours for Summerhays, who claimed a $59,400            the 2009 Justin                                                                      11. Russell Knox....................................1 ........................................$52,800
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       12. Cliff Kresge ....................................4 ........................................$43,406
                                                                       check in Athens — the biggest payday of his career
                                                                       at the time.
                                                                                                                                  Timberlake                                                                           13. Tommy Biershenk ............................4 ........................................$39,860
                                                                         Both players eventually finished in the top 25 on
                                                                       the Nationwide Tour money list, earning PGA Tour
                                                                                                                                  Shriners Hospitals                                                                   14. Julian Etulain ..................................4 ........................................$36,274
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       15. Andrew Buckle................................4 ........................................$32,845
                                                                       cards for this season. Piller’s best finish to date is a
                                                                       tie for 23rd a the Texas Open, while Summerhays
                                                                                                                                  for Children                                                                         16. Won Joon Lee ................................4 ........................................$30,601
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       17. Rich Barcelo....................................4 ........................................$30,180
                                                                       tied for 11th at the Bob Hope Classic in January.
                                                                         In its debut at the UGA Golf Course, the event
                                                                                                                                  Open. He tied for                                                                    18. Steve Wheatcroft ............................4 ........................................$30,063
                                                                       was also a showcase for Georgia’s golf program.
                                                                       Nine current and former Bulldogs were in the field,
                                                                                                                                  20th in his                                                                          19. John Kimbell ..................................4 ........................................$29,720
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       20. Doug LaBelle II ................................4 ........................................$29,483
                                                                       led by Kevin Kisner, who tied for 10th place at 4
                                                                       under. The others were Brian Harman (T18), Harris
                                                                                                                                  Masters debut this                                                                   21. Marco Dawson ..............................3 ........................................$29,126
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       22. Ron Whittaker ................................4 ........................................$28,884                                                Charlie Riedel/AP
                                                                       English (T27), Russell Henley (T35), Chris Kirk
                                                                       (T35), Paul Claxton (T56), Justin Bolli (T60), Matt
                                                                                                                                  year.                                                                                23. Scott Brown ....................................4 ........................................$28,635       Former Georgia golfer Bubba Watson, above, will serve as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       T24. Clayton Rask ................................4 ........................................$27,060         honorary co-chairman, along with former Bulldog Chip
                                                                       Peterson (missed cut) and Brendon Todd (missed
                                                                       cut).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       T24. David Vanegas ..............................3 ........................................$27,060          Beck, at this week’s Stadion Classic at UGA.

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:4
posted:10/3/2011
language:English
pages:1