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Volunteer registration now open for the 2017 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship

Columbus, Ohio – Tournament officials announced today that volunteer registration for the 11th annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is now open to the public at www.ncc-golf.com.

The 2017 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will be held August 28 – September 3 at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course and for the first time will be the first of four stops in the Web.com Tour Finals.

“We are extremely grateful for the nearly 700 individuals each year that donate their time to the tournament,” said tournament director Kip McBride. “Our volunteers play an essential role in every aspect of the tournament and are vital in our goal to raise charitable donations for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Thanks in large part to the efforts of our dedicated volunteers, a record $1,723,105 was raised last year alone for Nationwide Children’s, and more than $7.3 million has been raised since the tournament’s inception in 2007.”

Volunteers have a variety of different areas available to choose from during registration. These areas represent the many tasks required to conduct a Web.com Tour Finals Event. A description of each area is available at www.ncc-golf.com.

All volunteers receive a uniform that consists of a golf shirt and cap. Volunteers also receive breakfast and lunch for each day they work. In addition, all volunteers are invited to attend a catered post-tournament party immediately following play on Sunday, September 3. To cover the cost of the uniform volunteers are charged a fee of $35.00. These contributions represent an additional way volunteers help maximize the charitable donations the tournament provides to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Since 2013, all 50 PGA TOUR cards have come through the Web.com Tour. Previously, 25 cards were awarded to the leading money winners on the Web.com Tour at season’s end and 25 more cards via the PGA TOUR Qualifying School in December. The PGA TOUR Qualifying School is no longer in existence, having been replaced by the Web.com Tour Qualifying School, which provides a first step on the path to the PGA TOUR.

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will play a pivotal role in determining who will earn PGA TOUR membership for the 2017-2018 season. At the end of the four Finals events, a second set of PGA TOUR cards will be awarded to those players who earn the most cumulative money in the four Finals events.

The top-25 from the Web.com Tour Regular Season automatically secures their TOUR cards and will carry their earnings into the Finals. The order of priority for all 50 cards will be determined at the conclusion of the Finals.

General admission and parking for the 2017 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is offered free of charge to the public. For details please visit www.ncc-golf.com.

For general Tournament information please visit www.ncc-golf.com or call (614) 764-GOLF. Stay connected with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship on Twitter @NCHC_Golf and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NationwideChildrensChampionship.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship earns Web.com Tour’s Outstanding Achievement Award

 

 

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, conducted annually at The Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course, was awarded with the Web.com Tour’s “Outstanding Achievement Award” at the PGA TOUR’s Tournament Meetings on Wednesday, December 7 in Las Vegas.

 

“I am honored to present the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship with this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award,” said Web.com Tour President Bill Calfee. “After a decade as one of the strongest events on the schedule, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship continues to grow each year, and the staff excelled across all fronts in delivering their best tournament to date and making a significant impact in the Columbus community.”

 

The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes the tournament which developed and implemented a new promotion or activity with measurable results, driving sales, attendance and media coverage. The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship succeeded on all three fronts via the following achievements:

 

  • Raised a record-setting $1.7 million for central Ohio charitable organizations – the third consecutive year in which the tournament has raised more than $1 million.
  • Produced fan and family activations such as free golf lessons, a daily putting challenge, a free pancake breakfast, autograph signings and an appearance from Brutus Buckeye.
  • Implementation of an innovative fan experience, “Birdie Time is Miller Time” at the 13th hole with the Pub Thirteen venue, featuring open seating in a sports bar atmosphere and drink specials for birdies.
  • Presented an unsurpassed media presentation enhancing the coverage and stature of the event.

 

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Pictured left to right: Bill Calfee (Web.com Tour President), Kip Eriksen (Executive Director, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship), Randy Ford (Sales Director, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship), Dan Glod (COO, Web.com Tour)

 

“We are thrilled with the continued growth of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship and humbled to receive this award,” said Terrance Williams, Chairman of the Board of the tournament’s host organization, Champions of the Community. “To be recognized by the Web.com Tour and generate record charity dollars for Nationwide Children’s Hospital exemplifies the success of this meaningful event.”

 

Since the tournament’s inception in 2007, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship has donated a total of over $7.3 million in support of the pediatric cancer program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

 

In 2017, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will become the first of four stops in the Web.com Tour Finals, with a date set for August 28 – September 3 at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course. The tournament was previously the third of four events, a position it held since the Web.com Tour instituted the Finals system in 2013.

Record-setting charitable donation announced for 10th playing of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship – 2017 Tournament moves to first of four stops in Web.com Tour Finals

 

 

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Columbus, Ohio – Tournament officials announced today that the 10th playing of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, held September 19-25, 2016 at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course, raised a total of $1,723,105 for central Ohio charitable organizations, including $1,604,500 for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The total marks the largest amount raised by the tournament for the hospital in the 10-year history of the Web.com Tour Finals event – the third consecutive year such a historic mark has been achieved. Since its inception in 2007 the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship has donated a total of over $7.3 million in support of the hospital’s pediatric cancer program.

 

“For the third straight year, we’ve been able to raise more than $1 million for our single-season giving total to Nationwide Children’s Hospital through this tournament,” said Terrance Williams, Chairman of the Board of the tournament’s host organization, Champions of the Community. “We’re truly grateful for the generosity of our corporate sponsors, whose support is critical to our success. Also, we extend our gratitude to our dedicated volunteers, central Ohio golf fans and the membership and staff at The Ohio State University Golf Club who continue to support the tournament each year.”

 

“During the past decade, the pediatric cancer program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has benefitted from the immense generosity from Nationwide, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship tournament staff and volunteers, the Web.com Tour and The Ohio State University Golf Club,” said Steve Allen, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Nationwide Children’s. “The patients, families and staff at Nationwide Children’s are grateful for the unrelenting support and kind corporate and community pledge that is significant in helping Nationwide Children’s Hospital realize its mission of helping children everywhere regardless of a family’s ability to pay.”

 

On September 23, 2015 a three-year extension of the agreement between the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship and the PGA TOUR was announced that insures the tournament will continue as a Web.com Tour Finals event through 2018. Additionally, a three-year agreement with The Ohio State University Golf Club was announced, confirming the Scarlet Course will continue to host the tournament.  An option for an additional three years was included within both agreements.

 

In 2017, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will become the first of four stops in the Web.com Tour Finals and be held August 28 – September 3 at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course. The tournament was previously the third of four stops, a position it held since the Web.com Tour instituted the playoff system in 2013.

 

“We’re excited to be in a position to kickoff the 2017 Finals in Columbus,” said Tournament Director Kip McBride. “Central Ohio has some of the best golf fans on Tour and the tournament’s new place in the playoff order insures that they will be treated to the best field of the year on the Web.com Tour next August.”

 

For information concerning tickets, how to become a volunteer, and general Tournament news, please call (614) 764-GOLF or visit www.ncc-golf.com. Stay connected with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship on Twitter @NCHC_Golf and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NationwideChildrensChampionship.

 

 

ABOUT THE NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CHAMPIONSHIP

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is owned and operated by Champions of the Community, Inc., an Ohio non-profit corporation. The event is one of four Web.com Tour Finals tournaments that will determine the 50 players who earn PGA TOUR playing privileges for the 2016-2017 season and their eligibility position under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system.  Featuring a purse of $1,000,000 the tournament is conducted to showcase the best golf on the Web.com Tour on one of the most challenging venues in the world, The Ohio State University – Scarlet Course, for the enjoyment of spectators and to benefit charitable organizations in central Ohio. For more information, call 614-764-GOLF or visit our website at www.ncc-golf.com.

 

 

 

ABOUT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 11,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.2 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.

 

 

ABOUT THE WEB.COM TOUR

Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.Com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. In 2013, the Web.com Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012. A 10-year agreement (through 2021) is in place. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 452 PGA TOUR titles, including 22 majors and six PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, surpassed $2.3 billion in charitable giving through 2015. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT

The Ohio State University Department of Athletics is completely self supporting and receives no university monies, tax dollars or student fees. The Department of Athletics sponsors 36 fully funded varsity teams – 17 for women, 16 for men and three that are co-educational – and is committed to providing the very finest in academic and athletics support in an effort to provide its more than 1,000 student-athletes with a quality, life-changing experience at Ohio State. 

 

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship Claims Inaugural Web.com Tour Truck Award

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Web.com Tour Finals event delivers on operations and volunteer fronts to claim “Truck cooler”

 

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, conducted annually at The Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course, was awarded with the Web.com Tour’s inaugural Truck Award at the PGA TOUR’s Tournament Meetings on Wednesday, December 2 in Miami, Fla.

 

“On behalf of the Web.com Tour, I am delighted to congratulate the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship on winning the 2015 Truck Award,” said Web.com Tour President Bill Calfee. “The ‘Truck’ is the veritable command station at all of our events, with operations and volunteer efforts all stemming from the well-traveled 18-wheeler. Kip and his team are to be commended for putting forth one of the Tour’s most well-run tournaments.”

 

The Truck, which is emblazoned with the Web.com Tour logo and the faces of Tour alums, is not only the centralized operation center for tournaments, but is also a familiar gathering spot each night during tournament week.

WICHITA, KS - JUNE 28:  A Web.com operations truck during the final round of the Web.com Tour Air Capital Classic presented by Aetna at Crestview Country Club on June 28, 2015 in Wichita, Kansas. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)

Countless players have spent time in the Truck, socializing with volunteers and the operations staff to further cement the Web.com Tour as a rare sports arena in which fans can interact with the game’s up-and-coming stars.

 

Each week, after finishing his trophy presentation and media duties, the tournament champion makes his way to the Truck to sign the large white cooler, which serves as an iconic meeting spot from tournament to tournament on the Web.com Tour. As winner of the inaugural Truck Award, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship was presented with the 2015 cooler, featuring signatures from every winner this past season.

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From day one, Tournament Director Kip McBride and his team have put forth a streamlined volunteer effort to help one of the most pivotal events during the Web.com Tour Finals run smoothly from start to finish. By incorporating not only those involved with The Ohio State University, but also the community of Columbus, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship has secured a dedicated support group from which to launch one of the Tour’s most successful events each year.

 

“We are excited and honored to receive the inaugural Truck Award,” said McBride. “This award justly symbolizes the dedication and support of the 600 plus volunteers that work countless hours to help make the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship a premier stop on the Web.com Tour and enable the tournament to donate valuable funds in support of the pediatric cancer program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.”

 

The 2016 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will return to Ohio State’s Scarlet Course on September 19-25.

 

 

ABOUT THE WEB.COM TOUR

Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.Com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. In 2013, the Web.com Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012. A 10-year agreement (through 2021) is in place. The Tour is in its 26th year of competition in 2015. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 425 PGA TOUR titles, including 21 majors and five PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, surpassed $2 billion in charitable giving in Jan. 2014. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

ABOUT WEB.COM

Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: WWWW) provides a full range of Internet services to small businesses to help them compete and succeed online. Web.com is owner of several global domain registrars and further meets the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products, eCommerce solutions and call center services. To get more information, visit web.com; follow Web.com on Twitter @webdotcom or on Facebook at facebook.com/web.com. For additional online marketing resources and small business networking, please visit Web.com’s Small Business Summit.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship announces record-setting charitable donation

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2015 check presentation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Champions of the Community Board members pictured left to right: Terrance Williams (Nationwide), Steve Allen, MD (Nationwide Children’s Hospital), Alex Fischer (Columbus Partnership)

 

 

 

 

 

Columbus, Ohio – Tournament officials announced today that the ninth annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, held September 21-27, 2015 at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course, raised a total of $1,400,212 for charitable organizations, including $1,253,322 for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The total marks the largest single-season charitable donation raised by the tournament for the hospital in the nine-year history of the Web.com Tour Finals event. Since its inception in 2007 the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship has donated a total of over $5,728,322 in support of the hospital’s pediatric cancer program.

 

“This is the second straight year we’ve been able to eclipse the million-dollar mark on our single-season giving total to Nationwide Children’s Hospital through this tournament,” said Terrance Williams, Chairman of the Board of the tournament’s host organization, Champions of the Community. “Providing support for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s is a primary focus of the tournament. It’s our great pleasure to be in a position to help advance this critical mission. This record-setting donation is made possible by the generosity of our corporate sponsors, whose support is critical to our success. We also thank our loyal volunteers, central Ohio golf fans who continue to support the tournament each year and the members and staff at The Ohio State University Golf Club for their vital role as our host site. We look forward to future opportunities to build on our successes and continue to support Nationwide Children’s Hospital.”

 

“On behalf of the patients, families and staff, we are grateful to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship and Web.com Tour for their generosity,” Steve Allen, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, said. “Another record-high donation in 2015 exemplifies the tournament and community’s support for our pediatric cancer program during the past nine years and this ongoing commitment plays a significant role in helping to raise vital awareness of our mission to help children everywhere.”

 

On September 23, 2015 a three-year extension of the agreement between the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship and the PGA TOUR was announced that insures the tournament will continue as a Web.com Tour Finals event through 2018. Additionally, a three-year agreement with The Ohio State University Golf Club was announced, confirming the Scarlet Course will continue to host the tournament. An option for an additional three years was included within both agreements.

 

The 2016 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will be held September 19 – 25 at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course and once again be the third of four stops in the Web.com Tour Finals.

 

For questions concerning ticket prices and availability, how to become a volunteer, and general Tournament information, please call (614) 764-GOLF or visit www.ncc-golf.com.

 

 

ABOUT THE NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CHAMPIONSHIP

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is owned and operated by Champions of the Community, Inc., an Ohio non-profit corporation. The event is one of four Web.com Tour Finals tournaments that will determine the 50 players who earn PGA TOUR playing privileges for the 2014-2015 season and their eligibility position under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system. Featuring a purse of $1,000,000 the tournament is conducted to showcase the best golf on the Web.com Tour on one of the most challenging venues in the world, The Ohio State University – Scarlet Course, for the enjoyment of spectators and to benefit charitable organizations in central Ohio. For more information, call 614-764-GOLF or visit our website at www.ncc-golf.com.

 
 

ABOUT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Ranked 9th of only 12 children’s hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare networks providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a medical staff of 1,100 and nearly 10,000 employees providing state-of-the-art pediatric care for one million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.

 

ABOUT THE WEB.COM TOUR

Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.Com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. In 2013, the Web.com Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012. A 10-year agreement (through 2021) is in place. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 424 PGA TOUR titles, including 20 majors and five PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, has generated $2.14 billion in charitable giving through Jan. 2014. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

ABOUT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT

The Ohio State University Department of Athletics is completely self supporting and receives no university monies, tax dollars or student fees. The Department of Athletics sponsors 36 fully funded varsity teams – 17 for women, 16 for men and three that are co-educational – and is committed to providing the very finest in academic and athletics support in an effort to provide its more than 1,000 student-athletes with a quality, life-changing experience at Ohio State.

 

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Heads of the class – Welcome the 50 new PGA TOUR members

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Accompanied by the always interesting season-ending drama to the Web.com Tour season on Sunday at the Web.com Tour Championship, the 50 PGA TOUR cards and priority positions for each player for the 2015-16 season have been determined.  The new PGA TOUR season begins in less than two weeks (Oct. 15-18) at the Frys.com Open in California.

Leading the class of 50 who are headed to the PGA TOUR are Patton Kizzire, who led the Web.com Tour in combined earnings for the entire 25-event season, and Chez Reavie, who was the leading money winner for the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. Both are fully exempt on TOUR and earned a spot in next May’s PLAYERS Championship. The 25th and last Finals’ money-list card went to Rob Oppenheim, by a mere $101.

The 50 who secured 2015-16 PGA TOUR playing privileges and the order in which they will be slotted in the Web.com Tour eligibility ranking (1-50) follow. The order will be used at the start of the upcoming PGA TOUR season to form fields:

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PRIORITY RANKING

Player Age/Residence (Origin)/College
1 Chez Reavie Chez Reavie

Age: 33
Residence: Scottsdale, Ariz. (Kansas)
College: Arizona State

2 Patton Kizzire Patton Kizzire

Age: 29
Residence: Sea Island, Ga. (Alabama)
College: Auburn

3 Dawie van der Walt Dawie van der Walt

Age: 32
Residence: Kingwood, Texas (South Africa)
College: Lamar

4 Emiliano Grillo Emiliano Grillo

Age: 23
Residence: Bradenton, Fla. (Argentina)

5 Martin Piller Martin Piller

Age: 29
Residence: Dallas, Texas
College: Texas A&M

6 Henrik Norlander Henrik Norlander

Age: 28
Residence: Augusta, Ga. (Sweden)
College: Augusta State

7 Jamie Lovemark Jamie Lovemark

Age: 27
Residence: Jupiter, Fla. (California)
College: Southern California

8 Andrew Loupe Andrew Loupe

Age: 26
Residence: Baton Rouge, La.
College: LSU

9 Peter Malnati Peter Malnati

Age: 28
Residence: Knoxville, Tenn. (Indiana)
College: Missouri

10 Roberto Castro Roberto Castro

Age: 30
Residence: Atlanta (Texas)
College: Georgia Tech

11 D.H. Lee D.H. Lee

Age: 28
Residence: Yongin City, South Korea

12 Sam Saunders Sam Saunders

Age: 28
Residence: Fort Collins, Colo. (Florida)
College: Clemson

13 Smylie Kaufman Smylie Kaufman

Age: 23
Residence: Birmingham, Ala.
College: LSU

14 Michael Thompson Michael Thompson

Age: 30
Residence: Birmingham, Ala. (Arizona)
College: Alabama

15 Bronson Burgoon Bronson Burgoon

Age: 28
Residence: The Woodlands, Texas
College: Texas A&M

16 Tom Hoge Tom Hoge

Age: 26
Residence: Fargo, N.D. (North Carolina)
College: TCU

17 Steve Marino Steve Marino

Age: 35
Residence: Tequesta, Fla. (Oklahoma)
College: Virginia

18 Brett Stegmaier Brett Stegmaier

Age: 32
Residence: Vero Beach, Fla. (Connecticut)
College: Florida

19 Dicky Pride Dicky Pride

Age: 46
Residence: Orlando, Fla. (Alabama)
College: Alabama

20 Rhein Gibson Rhein Gibson

Age: 29
Residence: Edmond, Okla. (Australia)
College: Oklahoma Christian U.

21 Kelly Kraft Kelly Kraft

Age: 26
Residence: Dallas, Texas
College: SMU

22 Kyle Stanley Kyle Stanley

Age: 27
Residence: Gig Harbor, Wash.
College: Clemson

23 Si Woo Kim Si Woo Kim

Age: 20
Residence: Fullerton, Calif. (South Korea)
College: Yonsei University

24 Hiroshi Iwata Hiroshi Iwata

Age: 34
Residence: Miyaki, Japan
College: Tohoku Fukushi U.

25 Wes Roach Wes Roach

Age: 26
Residence: Knoxville, Tenn.
College: Duke

26 Ricky Barnes Ricky Barnes

Age: 34
Residence: Phoenix, Ariz. (California)
College: Arizona

27 Shane Bertsch Shane Bertsch

Age: 45
Residence: Parker, Colo.
College: Texas A&M

28 Lucas Glover Lucas Glover

Age: 35
Residence: Tequesta, Fla. (South Carolina)
College: Clemson

29 Tyler Aldridge Tyler Aldridge

Age: 30
Residence: Nampa, Idaho
College: Boise State

30 Derek Fathauer Derek Fathauer

Age: 29
Residence: Jupiter, Fla.
College: Louisville

31 Abraham Ancer Abraham Ancer

Age: 24
Residence: Norman, Okla. (Mexico/U.S. citizen)
College: Oklahoma

32 Anirban Lahiri Anirban Lahiri

Age: 28
Residence: Bangalore, India

33 Harold Varner III Harold Varner III

Age: 25
Residence: Jacksonville Beach, Fla. (Ohio)
College: East Carolina

34 Tyrone Van Aswegen Tyrone Van Aswegen

Age: 33
Residence: San Diego, Calif. (South Africa)
College: Oklahoma City University

35 Michael Kim Michael Kim

Age: 22
Residence: Houston, Texas (South Korea)
College: California

36 Mark Hubbard Mark Hubbard

Age: 26
Residence: San Jose, Calif. (Colorado)
College: San Jose State

37 Miguel Angel Carballo Miguel Angel Carballo

Age: 36
Residence: Bahia Blanca, Argentina

38 Robert Garrigus Robert Garrigus

Age: 37
Residence: Phoenix, Ariz. (Idaho)
College: Scottsdale CC

39 Rod Pampling Rod Pampling

Age: 45
Residence: Double Oak, Texas (Australia)

40 Tim Wilkinson Tim Wilkinson

Age: 37
Residence: Jacksonville Beach, Fla. (New Zealand)
College: St. Peter’s

41 Darron Stiles Darron Stiles

Age: 42
Residence: Pinehurst, N.C. (Florida)
College: Florida Southern

42 Derek Ernst Derek Ernst

Age: 25
Residence: Las Vegas, Nev. (California)
College: UNLV

43 Sung Kang Sung Kang

Age: 28
Residence: Seoul, South Korea / Irving, Texas
College: Yonsei Unversity

44 Luke List Luke List

Age: 30
Residence: Jupiter, Fla. (Washington)
College: Vanderbilt

45 Andrew Landry Andrew Landry

Age: 28
Residence: Austin, Texas
College: Arkansas

46 Thomas Aiken Thomas Aiken

Age: 32
Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa

47 Lucas Lee Lucas Lee

Age: 28
Residence: Torrance, Calif. (Brazil)
College: UCLA

48 Brian Davis Brian Davis

Age: 41
Residence: Orlando, Fla. (England)

49 Patrick Rodgers Patrick Rodgers

Age: 23
Residence: Avon, Indiana
College: Stanford

50 Rob Oppenheim Rob Oppenheim

Age: 35
Residence: Orlando, Fla. (Massachussetts)
College: Rollins College

 

Web.com Tour Wives elevate giving through “Fill the Cart with Fun” Campaign

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Tournament week fan engagement initiatives to be anchored by fan favorite, “Birdie Time is Miller Time” at Pub Thirteen

 

Pros fore Patients program returns to tournament week

 

Columbus, Ohio – The Web.com Tour Wives is partnering with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship to “Fill the Cart with Fun!” The Web.com Tour Wives is inviting tournament attendees to team up to help fill golf carts with games, toys and crafts that will benefit the patients of the Pediatric Cancer Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Donations will be accepted during tournament week, September 24 – 27. For a list of needed items visit http://www.ncc-golf.com/tournament-info/charities/fill-the-cart-with-fun.

 

Additionally, representatives from the Web.com Tour Wives will be presenting Nationwide Children’s Hospital with a $1,500 donation on Wednesday, September 23 at 12:30 p.m. near the main admission tent at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship.

 

“‘Fill the Cart with Fun’ has been a very successful program at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship for seven years now,” said Tia Kraft, wife of Web.com Tour member Kelly Kraft, who is chairing the event on behalf of the Web.com Tour Wives. “The Tour Wives are grateful to have the opportunity to help organize the program in cooperation with our faithful partner, Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Many precious young lives will be impacted in a very positive way by “Fill the Cart with Fun”. We are pleased to be able to kick things off with a $1,500 donation and encourage Columbus-area golf fans to come out, bring their donations and have some fun watching our husbands compete.”

 

The Web.com Tour Wives is a part of the PGA TOUR Wives Association.  The Association’s longstanding dedication to helping children and families in need led to them earning the 2013 Winnie Palmer Award from the Met N.Y. Golf Writers Association. The award is presented annually to an individual in golf who gives their time, energy and enthusiasm to those less fortunate.

 

In other news, tournament officials today announced the return of Birdie Time is Miller Time to Pub Thirteen. This fan favorite is located in a tented venue with premium views of the 13th hole that will be open all day during tournament rounds Thursday, September 24 through Sunday, September 27. Fans will enjoy a sports bar atmosphere with drink specials for 13 minutes each time a player in the field makes a birdie on the par-3 13th hole. A shot clock will count down the minutes.

 

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is offering several onsite fan activities for 2015 tournament patrons. At the Nationwide Golf Academy fans can receive free golf lessons and compete in a closest to the pin contest Thursday – Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. near the main tournament entrance gate. The new Nationwide Social Booth, open Friday – Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. behind the 18th green, is a unique kind of photo/video booth combining high speed video cameras and “bullet” style freeze frame images to create a high impact unique social experience for golf fans at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship.  The booth produces a high quality video with slow motion clips and 90 degrees of rotation around the fan’s experience. Fans who share their video on Twitter or Facebook will receive a complimentary coupon to the Cold Stone Creamery booth, also located behind the 18th green. Coupons can be redeemed from 10:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday – Sunday for a free food item, including ice cream, caramel apples, hot chocolate, coffee and more, all compliments of Nationwide.

 

Other events of note at the 2015 tournament include the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Putting Challenge presented by Carrabba’s. The contest will be conducted Thursday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on the putting green located next to the main entrance gate. The cost will be $2.00 for one putt or $5.00 for three putts with one winner each day receiving a $100 Carrabba’s gift card and a dozen golf balls. All daily winners are invited to return on Sunday, September 27 at 2:30 p.m. for a putt-off to determine the overall champion of the putting challenge. The grand prize will be a Bose Bluetooth speaker and Bose ear buds. The grand prize winner will have a chance to make a 50 foot putt in order to win a two-year lease of a Lexus NX 200T from Germain Lexus of Dublin. The tournament will also offer a free pancake breakfast on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. next to the main entrance gate. Try your luck catching pancakes flipped from distances up to 30 feet.

 

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship’s Pros fore Patients returns to tournament week and will be held Tuesday, September 22 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. This special program is designed to celebrate the tournament’s support of Nationwide Children’s and the more than $4.5 million that has been raised for pediatric cancer treatment and research since the tournament began in 2007. Pros fore Patients will highlight children who are battling, or have battled, pediatric cancer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The Pros fore Patients campaign will feature a special event on Tuesday at The Ohio State University Golf Club that will provide young cancer patients and survivors from Nationwide Children’s an opportunity to meet and interact with Web.com Tour and PGA TOUR players from the tournament’s field of competitors in a number of special activities, including a putting challenge, hitting stations, a hula hoop contest, face painting and more. Participants and their families will also create care packages to be delivered to inpatients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital during tournament week.

 

The field for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will compete over 72 holes of stroke play, with a cut to the top-65 players and ties after 36 holes. Golf Channel will broadcast tournament coverage from Thursday’s opening round to the trophy presentation on Sunday in high definition.

 

Tickets for the 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship are available to the general public. The cost for one Any Day ticket, valid for any single day grounds admission Thursday – Sunday, is $10. A Weekly Ticket, providing admission to the tournament grounds Thursday – Sunday, is available at a cost of $30 per ticket. General admission to the practice rounds, Monday – Wednesday, including Wednesday’s Official Pro-am, are open to the public free of charge. Tickets for the tournament’s Hospitality Club*, a two-story skybox venue located on the 18th green, are available for $55 per day, including food and beverage. The Hospitality Club offers spectator viewing of Hole Nos. 9, 10 and 18. The lower level of the new structure is an enclosed, climate controlled space while the upper level is an open air terrace. The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship’s Charity Ticket Program, now entering its eighth year, allows for 100 percent of the revenue from general admission ticket sales to the benefit participating charity organizations. For a list of participating charities or to purchase tickets please visit www.ncc-golf.com.

 

For questions concerning ticket availability, how to become a volunteer and general Tournament information, please visit www.ncc-golf.com or call (614) 764-GOLF. Stay connected with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship on Twitter @NCHC_Golf and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NationwideChildrensChampionship.

 

*The sale of Hospitality Club tickets is not included in the Charity Ticket Program.

 

 

ABOUT THE NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CHAMPIONSHIP

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is owned and operated by Champions of the Community, Inc., an Ohio non-profit corporation. The event is one of four Web.com Tour Finals tournaments that will determine the 50 players who earn PGA TOUR playing privileges for the 2014-2015 season and their eligibility position under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system. Featuring a purse of $1,000,000 the tournament is conducted to showcase the best golf on the Web.com Tour on one of the most challenging venues in the world, The Ohio State University – Scarlet Course, for the enjoyment of spectators and to benefit charitable organizations in central Ohio. For more information, call 614-764-GOLF or visit our website at www.ncc-golf.com.

 

 

ABOUT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Ranked 9th of only 12 children’s hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare networks providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a medical staff of 1,100 and nearly 10,000 employees providing state-of-the-art pediatric care for one million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.

 

ABOUT THE WEB.COM TOUR

Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.Com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. In 2013, the Web.com Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012. A 10-year agreement (through 2021) is in place. The Tour is in its 26th year of competition in 2015. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 419 PGA TOUR titles, including 21 majors and five PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, surpassed $2 billion in charitable giving in Jan. 2014. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

ABOUT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT

The Ohio State University Department of Athletics is completely self supporting and receives no university monies, tax dollars or student fees. The Department of Athletics sponsors 36 fully funded varsity teams – 17 for women, 16 for men and three that are co-educational – and is committed to providing the very finest in academic and athletics support in an effort to provide its more than 1,000 student-athletes with a quality, life-changing experience at Ohio State.

 

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship announces player commitments for 2015 field

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Columbus, Ohio – At 5:40 p.m. EDT Tournament Officials announced the 131 player blended field of PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour players who are eligible and have committed to compete in the 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. The following players finished 126-200 on the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup points list or within the top-75 money winners on the Web.com Tour and will play in the third of four Web.com Tour Finals events being hosted September 24-27 at The Ohio State University Golf Club in Columbus, OH.

 

The current field of competitors for Columbus is highlighted by a number of past winners on the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour, collectively representing 49 TOUR victories and 101 Web.com Tour titles. That list features: Stuart Appleby, Aaron Baddeley, Ricky Barnes, Jonathan Byrd, 2009 U.S. Open Champion Lucas Glover, Rod Pampling and Tim Petrovic.

 

 

The field includes the following players:

 

Adams, Blake (Med)

Aiken, Thomas (N-M)

Aldridge, Tyler

Alker, Steve

Allan, Steve

Allenby, Robert

Allred, Jason

Ancer, Abraham

Appleby, Stuart (Med)

Aragon, Alex

Armour, Ryan

Arnaud, Michael

Axley, Eric

Baddeley, Aaron

Baek, Todd

Barlow, Craig

Barnes, Ricky

Bertoni, Travis

Bertsch, Shane

Blaum, Ryan

Burgoon, Bronson

Byrd, Jonathan

Carballo, Miguel Angel

Castro, Roberto

Chalmers, Greg

Cochran, Rick III

Cook, Austin (N-M)

Dahmen, Joel

Davidson, Matt

Davis, Brian

Duncan, Tyler

Eason, Greg

Elder, Brad

Ernst, Derek

Etulain, Julian

Fast, Matt

Fathauer, Derek

Fernandez-Castano, Gonzalo

Fernandez-Valdes, Jorge

Fischer, Zack

Flores, Martin

Fraustro, Oscar

Fritsch, Brad

Gainey, Tommy

Garnett, Brice

Garrigus, Robert

Gibson, Rhein

Gillis, Tom

Glover, Lucas

Goggin, Mathew

Goss, Oliver

Gribble, Cody

Grillo, Emiliano (N-M)

Guthrie, Luke

Harrington, Scott

Herron, Tim

Hicks, Justin (Med)

Hoge, Tom

Homa, Max

Hubbard, Mark

Hurley, Billy III

Iwata, Hiroshi (N-M)

Kang, Sung

Kaufman, Smylie

Kim, Michael

Kim, Si Woo

Kizzire, Patton

Kraft, Kelly

Lahiri, Anirban (N-M)

Landry, Andrew

Langley, Scott

Lee, Dong-hwan

Lee, Lucas

Lee, Richard H. (Med)

Li, Hao Tong

Lindheim, Nicholas

List, Luke

Long, Adam

Loupe, Andrew

Lovemark, Jamie

Lunde, Bill

Madigan, Timothy

Mallinger, John

Malnati, Peter

Marino, Steve

Merrick, John

Mullinax, Trey

Norlander, Henrik

Oppenheim, Rob

Pampling, Rod

Park, Jin

Percy, Cameron

Petrovic, Tim

Piller, Martin

Points, D.A.

Power, Seamus

Prugh, Alex

Putnam, Andrew

Putnam, Michael

Randolph, Jonathan

Reavie, Chez

Ridings, Tag

Roach, Wes

Rollins, John

Saunders, Sam

Siem, Marcel (N-M)

Sloan, Roger

Smith, Chris

Spears, Ryan

Stanley, Kyle

Stegmaier, Brett

Stiles, Darron

Stuard, Brian

Svoboda, Andrew

Taylor, Vaughn

Thatcher, Roland

Thompson, Curtis

Thompson, Kyle

Thompson, Michael

Thompson, Nicholas

Tomasulo, Peter

Tway, Kevin

Van Aswegen, Tyrone

van der Walt, Dawie

Varner, Harold III

Vegas, Jhonattan

Watkins, Aaron

Wilkinson, Tim

Winings, Andy

Wright, Chase

Yun, Andrew


Notes:

  • Web.com Tour players Nos. 1-75 are in bold. PGA TOUR players Nos. 126-200 are unbolded. Those in italics are either non-members who earned enough equivalent FedExCup points to finish 126-200 (N-M) or PGA TOUR players with medical exemptions (Med) as noted.
  • Field size is 131 players as of 5:15 p.m. ET, Friday, Sept. 18th.

 

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will play a pivotal role in determining who will earn PGA TOUR membership for 2015-2016 season. At the end of the four Finals events, a second set of PGA TOUR cards will be awarded to those players who earn the most cumulative money in the four Finals events.

 

The top-25 from the Web.com Tour Regular Season have already secured their TOUR cards and will carry their earnings into the Finals. The order of priority for all 50 cards will be determined at the conclusion of the Finals.

 

The exempt player from the Web.com Tour Regular Season top 25 will be identified at the conclusion of the four Finals events, using combined Regular Season and Finals money. Therefore, any top-25 player can earn the coveted No. 1 position if he performs well enough in the four Finals events. A second full exemption will be awarded to the highest cumulative earner among the four Finals events, if different from the No. 1 player among the Top 25.

 

The ordering of all 50 players after the Web.com Tour Finals will be done on an alternating basis, beginning with the No. 1 player from the combined Regular Season and Finals money list and followed by the leading money winner from the four Web.com Tour Finals. The sequence then alternates between the combined Regular Season and Finals money list (3, 5, 7, 9, etc.) and the Web.com Tour Finals money list (4, 6, 8, 10, etc.) through the 25th player on both lists.

 

Since 2013, all 50 PGA TOUR cards have come through the Web.com Tour. Previously, 25 cards were awarded to the leading money winners on the Web.com Tour at season’s end and 25 more cards via the PGA TOUR Qualifying School in December. The PGA TOUR Qualifying School is no longer in existence, having been replaced by the Web.com Tour Qualifying School, which provides a first step on the path to the PGA TOUR.

 

The field for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will compete over 72 holes of stroke play, with a cut to the top-60 players and ties after 36 holes. Golf Channel will broadcast tournament coverage from Thursday’s opening round to the trophy presentation on Sunday in high definition.

 

Tickets for the 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship are available to the general public. The cost for one Any Day ticket, valid for any single day grounds admission Thursday – Sunday, is $10. A Weekly Ticket, providing admission to the tournament grounds Thursday – Sunday, is available at a cost of $30 per ticket. Practice rounds, Monday – Wednesday, including Wednesday’s Official Pro-am, are open to the public free of charge. Kids 16 years of age and under receive free admission all week with a ticketed adult. The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship’s Charity Ticket Program, now entering its eighth year, allows for 100 percent of the revenue from ticket sales to the benefit participating charity organizations. For a list of participating charities or to purchase tickets please visit www.ncc-golf.com.

 

For questions concerning ticket availability, how to become a volunteer and general Tournament information, please visit www.ncc-golf.com or call (614) 764-GOLF. Stay connected with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship on Twitter @NCHC_Golf and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NationwideChildrensChampionship.

 

ABOUT THE NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CHAMPIONSHIP

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is owned and operated by Champions of the Community, Inc., an Ohio non-profit corporation. The event is one of four Web.com Tour Finals tournaments that will determine the 50 players who earn PGA TOUR playing privileges for the 2014-2015 season and their eligibility position under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system. Featuring a purse of $1,000,000 the tournament is conducted to showcase the best golf on the Web.com Tour on one of the most challenging venues in the world, The Ohio State University – Scarlet Course, for the enjoyment of spectators and to benefit charitable organizations in central Ohio. For more information, call 614-764-GOLF or visit our website at www.ncc-golf.com.

 

ABOUT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Ranked in all 10 specialties on U.S.News & World Report’s 2013-14 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” list, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare networks providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s, also ranked among the Top 10 on Parents magazine’s 2013 “Best Children’s Hospitals” list, has a medical staff of 1,100 and 9,400 employees that provide state-of-the-art pediatric care for one million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.

 

ABOUT THE WEB.COM TOUR

Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.Com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. In 2013, the Web.com Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012. A 10-year agreement (through 2021) is in place. The Tour completed its 25th year of competition in 2014. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 418 PGA TOUR titles, including 21 majors and five PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, surpassed $2 billion in charitable giving in Jan. 2014. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

ABOUT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT

The Ohio State University Department of Athletics is completely self supporting and receives no university monies, tax dollars or student fees. The Department of Athletics sponsors 36 fully funded varsity teams – 17 for women, 16 for men and three that are co-educational – and is committed to providing the very finest in academic and athletics support in an effort to provide its more than 1,000 student-athletes with a quality, life-changing experience at Ohio State.

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Preliminary field announced for ninth annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship

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Top-level sponsorship packages sell out – record-setting charitable donation projected

Columbus, Ohio – Tournament Officials released today the preliminary field of PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour players currently slotted to compete in the 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course, this September 24 – 27 as the third of four Finals events on the Web.com Tour.

 

The 2014-2015 PGA TOUR Regular Season came to a close on Sunday, August 23rd at the Wyndham Championship, completing one half of the Web.com Tour Finals equation. Players from the PGA TOUR finishing Nos. 126 – 200 on the regular season FedExCup points list (less those with exemptions) are eligible to compete in the 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. That list includes PGA TOUR veterans such as Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Aaron Baddeley, Ricky Barnes, Jonathan Byrd, and Tim Petrovic. Approximately 55 players from the PGA TOUR are expected to compete. They will be joined by the top 75 Web.com Tour money winners, which was finalized on Sunday night (8/30/15) at the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft Heinz.

 

One name not on that list is Justin Thomas. The winner of the 2014 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will not return to defend his title. The Kentucky native, 22, who beat Richard Sterne in an exciting playoff last year at OSU Scarlet for his first-career professional title, has enjoyed a very successful rookie campaign on the PGA TOUR. Thomas posted seven top-10 finishes during the 2014-2015 PGA TOUR regular season and entered the FedExCup Playoffs last week ranked No. 36, best among the current rookie class. He finished T16 at The Barclays in his FedExCup Playoffs debut and moved up six spots in the rankings to No. 30.

 

“We are excited to see how the tournament unfolds and what storylines develop as the blended field of players competes for a 2015-2016 PGA TOUR card,” said tournament director Kip McBride. “Since the inaugural tee shot of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in 2007, we’ve seen some of the biggest stars in golf battle for the tournament trophy. In fact, from the current FedExCup points list, 12 of the top-25 players have competed in our event. Names like Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed. The 2015 tournament will once again bring top-notch competition to the Scarlet Course, which continues to be one of the best tests of golf on the Web.com Tour and a fan-friendly venue for central Ohio golf fans.”

The field of competitors for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship listed below is for informational purposes only and is subject to change.


PGA TOUR FedExCup List 126 – 200

127 Scott Langley
128 Brian Stuard
131 Nicholas Thompson
132 Tom Hoge
133 Alex Prugh
135 S.J. Park
136 Billy Hurley III
137 Sam Saunders
138 Michael Putnam
140 Brice Garnett
141 Whee Kim
142 Tom Gillis
143 Brian Davis
146 Michael Thompson
147 Lucas Glover
148 Luke Guthrie
150 Cameron Percy
153 Jhonattan Vegas
155 Ricky Barnes
156 Martin Flores
157 Aaron Baddeley
158 Jonathan Byrd
162 John Merrick
163 Max Homa
164 Mark Hubbard
165 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano
166 Chez Reavie
168 Andrew Svoboda
169 Derek Fathauer
170 Derek Ernst
171 D.A. Points
172 Greg Chalmers
174 Robert Garrigus
177 Steven Alker
179 Jonathan Randolph
181 Kyle Stanley
182 Andrew Putnam
184 Tim Wilkinson
186 Oscar Fraustro
187 Robert Allenby
188 Roberto Castro
189 Eric Axley
191 Tyrone Van Aswegen
193 Chris Smith
194 Tim Petrovic
195 Ryan Armour
196 John Rollins
197 Bill Lunde
198 Andrew Loupe
200 Roger Sloan

 

 

Web.com Tour Money List Top 75

1 Patton Kizzire
2 Martin Piller
3 Dawie van der Walt
4 Peter Malnati
5 Dicky Pride
6 Smylie Kaufman
7 Kelly Kraft
8 Wes Roach
9 Shane Bertsch
10 Si Woo Kim
11 Abraham Ancer
12 Jamie Lovemark
13 Michael Kim
14 Tyler Aldridge
15 D.H. Lee
16 Miguel Angel Carballo
17 Rod Pampling
18 Bronson Burgoon
19 Steve Marino
20 Darron Stiles
21 Andrew Landry
22 Sung Kang
23 Lucas Lee
25 Harold Varner III
26 Rob Oppenheim
27 Cody Gribble
28 Kevin Tway
29 Jorge Fernandez-Valdes
30 Kyle Thompson
31 Steve Allan
33 Rhein Gibson
34 Mathew Goggin
35 Tommy Gainey
36 Rick Cochran III
37 Brad Fritsch
38 Ryan Spears
39 Julian Etulain
40 Travis Bertoni
41 Jason Allred
42 Tag Ridings
43 Ryan Blaum
44 Chase Wright
45 Curtis Thompson
46 Adam Long
47 Henrik Norlander
48 Zack Fischer
49 Hao Tong Li
50 Andrew Yun
51 Nicholas Lindheim
52 Tyler Duncan
53 Matt Fast
54 Andy Winings
55 Timothy Madigan
56 Aaron Watkins
57 Erik Barnes
58 Matt Davidson
59 Craig Barlow
60 Trey Mullinax
61 Todd Baek
62 Joel Dahmen
63 Greg Eason
64 Luke List
65 Jin Park
66 Roland Thatcher
67 Seamus Power
68 Alex Aragon
70 Scott Harrington
71 John Mallinger
72 Brad Elder
73 Peter Tomasulo
74 Oliver Goss
75 Michael Arnaud

 

 

NOTE:

  • PGA TOUR non-members include: Austin Cook, Hiroshi Iwata
  • Special Medical Exemptions include: Blake Adams, Stuart Appleby, Bud Cauley, Justin Hicks and Richard H. Lee

 

 

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will play a pivotal role in determining who will earn PGA TOUR membership for 2015-2016 season. At the end of the four Finals events, a second set of PGA TOUR cards will be awarded to those players who earn the most cumulative money in the four Finals events.

 

 

The top-25 from the Web.com Tour Regular Season will carry their earnings into the Finals. Their order of priority will be determined at the conclusion of the Finals.

 

The exempt player from the Web.com Tour Regular Season Top 25 will be identified at the conclusion of the four Finals events, using combined Regular Season and Finals money. Therefore, any Top-25 player can earn the coveted No. 1 position if he performs well enough in the four Finals events. A second full exemption will be awarded to the highest cumulative earner among the four Finals events, if different from the No. 1 player among the Top 25.

 

The ordering of all 50 players after the Web.com Tour Finals will be done on an alternating basis, beginning with the No. 1 player from the combined Regular Season and Finals money list and followed by the leading money winner from the four Web.com Tour Finals. The sequence then alternates between the combined Regular Season and Finals money list (3, 5, 7, 9, etc.) and the Web.com Tour Finals money list (4, 6, 8, 10, etc.) through the 25th player on both lists.

 

As of 2013, all 50 PGA TOUR cards come through the Web.com Tour. Previously, 25 cards were awarded to the leading money winners on the Web.com Tour at season’s end and 25 more cards via the PGA TOUR Qualifying School in December. The PGA TOUR Qualifying School is no longer in existence, having been replaced by the Web.com Tour Qualifying School, which provides a first step on the path to the PGA TOUR.

 

In additional tournament news, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is projecting record charity donations in 2015 as top-level sponsorship packages have sold out for the second straight year.

 

The tournament proudly announced record-high donations to Nationwide Children’s Hospital the past two years of $874,169 and $1,003,769 respectively. Year three as a Finals event has again produced an impressive outpouring of support from the private sector. As a result the tournament’s top-level sponsorship packages are now fully subscribed and the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is poised yet again to raise the charity bar and significantly increase the donations reached in 2013 and 2014.

 

“Thanks in large part to the central Ohio business community and other business partners from across the country, the vision we had for what this tournament could become as a Finals event is taking shape,” said Rich Foster, President of the tournament’s host organization, Champions of the Community. The commitments of Nationwide, American Electric Power and Worthington Industries are chief among the reasons we are in position to stage an event that makes a genuine impact for Nationwide Children’s Hospital by raising more charity dollars and generating more national exposure.”

The field for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will compete over 72 holes of stroke play, with a cut to the top-60 players and ties after 36 holes. Golf Channel will broadcast tournament coverage from Thursday’s opening round to the trophy presentation on Sunday in high definition. Tickets for the 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship are available to the general public. The cost for one Any Day ticket, valid for any single day grounds admission Thursday – Sunday, is $10. A Weekly Ticket, providing admission to the tournament grounds Thursday – Sunday, is available at a cost of $30 per ticket. Practice rounds, Monday – Wednesday, including Wednesday’s Official Pro-am, are open to the public free of charge. Kids 16 years of age and under receive free admission all week with a ticketed adult. The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship’s Charity Ticket Program, now entering its eighth year, allows for 100 percent of the revenue from ticket sales to the benefit participating charity organizations. For a list of participating charities or to purchase tickets please visit www.ncc-golf.com.

 

For questions concerning ticket availability, how to become a volunteer and general Tournament information, please visit www.ncc-golf.com or call (614) 764-GOLF. Stay connected with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship on Twitter @NCHC_Golf and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NationwideChildrensChampionship.

Volunteer registration now open for 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship

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Columbus, Ohio – Tournament officials announced today that volunteer registration for the ninth annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is now open to the public from the tournament’s volunteer page, Click here.

 

The 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will be held September 21 – 27 at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course and once again be the third of four stops in the Web.com Tour Finals.

 

“We are extremely grateful for the nearly 700 individuals each year that donate their time to the tournament,” said tournament director Kip McBride. “Our volunteers play an essential role in every aspect of the tournament and are vital in our goal to raise charitable donations for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Thanks in large part to the efforts of our dedicated volunteers, a record $1,003,769 was raised last year alone for Nationwide Children’s, and more than $4.4 million has been raised since the tournament’s inception in 2007.”

 

Volunteers have a variety of different areas available to choose from during registration. These areas represent the many tasks required to conduct a Web.com Tour Finals Event. A description of each area is available at www.ncc-golf.com.

 

All volunteers receive a uniform that consists of a golf shirt, cap and volunteer badge. Volunteers also receive breakfast and lunch for each day they work as well as tournament tickets for family and friends. In addition, all volunteers are invited to attend a catered post-tournament party immediately following play on Sunday, September 27. To cover the cost of the uniform new volunteers are charged a fee of $45.00 and return volunteers a fee of $15.00. These contributions represent an additional way volunteers help maximize the charitable donations the tournament provides to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

 

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship will feature a field of the top 75 players from the Regular Season Web.com Tour money list together with PGA TOUR members who are 126-200 on the FedExCup points list following the Wyndham Championship, and any non-members who earn enough FedExCup points to also finish 126-200. The field will compete over 72 holes of stroke play competition for a $1 million purse. At the conclusion of the season, PGA TOUR cards will be awarded to the 25 leading money winners from the Web.com Tour’s Regular Season, which concludes on August 30, as well as the 25 top earners during the Finals, with PGA TOUR priority ranking status for 2015-2016 being determined for all 50 at the conclusion of the Finals based on money earned in the four events. Golf Channel will broadcast Tournament coverage from Thursday’s opening round to the trophy presentation on Sunday.

 

For questions concerning ticket prices and availability, how to become a volunteer, and general tournament information, please call (614) 764-GOLF or visit www.ncc-golf.com. For up to date tournament and industry news be sure to follow the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship on Twitter @nchc_golf and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NationwideChildrensChampionship.

 

 

ABOUT THE NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CHAMPIONSHIP

 

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is owned and operated by Champions of the Community, Inc., an Ohio non-profit corporation. The event is one of four Web.com Tour Finals tournaments that will determine the 50 players who earn PGA TOUR playing privileges for the 2014-2015 season and their eligibility position under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system. Featuring a purse of $1,000,000 the tournament is conducted to showcase the best golf on the Web.com Tour on one of the most challenging venues in the world, The Ohio State University – Scarlet Course, for the enjoyment of spectators and to benefit charitable organizations in central Ohio. For more information, call 614-764-GOLF or visit our website at www.ncc-golf.com.

 

ABOUT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Ranked in all 10 specialties on U.S.News & World Report’s 2013-14 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” list, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare networks providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s, also ranked among the Top 10 on Parents magazine’s 2013 “Best Children’s Hospitals” list, has a medical staff of 1,100 and 9,400 employees that provide state-of-the-art pediatric care for one million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.

 

ABOUT THE WEB.COM TOUR

 

Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.Com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. In 2013, the Web.com Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four event Web.com Tour Finals. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012. A 10-year agreement (through 2021) is in place. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 401 PGA TOUR titles, including 19 majors and five PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, surpassed $2 billion in charitable giving in Jan. 2014. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

ABOUT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT

 

The Ohio State University Department of Athletics is completely self supporting and receives no university monies, tax dollars or student fees. The Department of Athletics sponsors 36 fully funded varsity teams – 17 for women, 16 for men and three that are co-educational – and is committed to providing the very finest in academic and athletics support in an effort to provide its more than 1,000 student-athletes with a quality, life-changing experience at Ohio State.

 

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