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2019 TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW

September 13-15, 2019

September 20-22, 2019

Sanford International

The Ally Challenge

Yardage 7,127; par 72

Tournament Record: 201, Paul Broadhurst, 2018

Tournament 18-hole Record 63, Scott McCarron, 2018

Media Coverage Golf Channel

More Information www.theallychallenge.com

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Course Insight Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club opened in 1957, designed by James Gilmore Harrison on former farmland, with Joe Lee doing a redesign in 1967. The course was the site of the PGA TOUR’s Buick Open from 1958-69 and 1977-2009. Tiger Woods won three times, and among current PGA TOUR Champions players Vijay Singh won three and Kenny Perry two. Recently, more than 100 trees have been removed that had overgrown fairways or bunkers. W W W.PGATOUR.COM

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Paul Broadhurst jumped in front of a pack of contenders with a front-nine 32 and held on for a two-stroke victory in the first year of The Ally Challenge after a closing 66. “At times it was really scrappy. The rhythm was getting quicker and quicker. But that goes with the pressure of leading the tournament, I’m sure,” said the Englishman, who won in Michigan for the second time in 2018 following the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. Broadhurst was one of four players trailing a trio of co-leaders by one stroke through 36 holes and became the leader himself with four birdies on the first seven holes. A bogey on No. 12 briefly slowed him down, but Broadhurst made three birdies down the stretch, including the clincher on the 18th that gave him a 15-under 201 total. Brandt Jobe was second at 203 followed by Mark O’Meara and Tom Lehman at 204.

CHARITY BENEFIT

The Ally Challenge benefits the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan and The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren Scholarship, with other organizations involved through the Birdies for Charity program.

HOW STEVE STRICKER WON Location Minnehaha Country Club, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Yardage 6,729; par 70

Tournament Record: 197, Steve Stricker, 2018

Tournament 18-hole Record 63, Steve Stricker, Jerry Smith, Brandt Jobe, 2018

Media Coverage Golf Channel

More Information www. sanfordinternational.com

Course Insight Minnehaha Country Club was founded at an existing nine-hole course in 1905, with the current course at a new site dating to 1922, designed by the team of William Langford and Theodore Moreau. The course has been frequently updated including redesigns by Dick Nugent in 1976 and Robert Lohmann in 2014. The course borders the Big Sioux River on rolling terrain with tree-lined fairways.

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Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club, Grand Blanc, Mich.

HOW PAUL BROADHURST WON

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Steve Stricker shared the lead after each of the first two rounds and took control with a 67 on a windy Sunday to win by four strokes. The 51-year-old shot an opening 7-under 63 to tie with Brandt Jobe and Jerry Smith, then followed with a 67 that was matched by Jobe with Smith trailing by one after a 68. Neither of Stricker’s challengers was able to break par in the tougher conditions of the final round, Smith shooting a 70 to share second with Tim Petrovic (65) and Jobe a 72 to tie for fourth with Kevin Sutherland (67). “I came out feeling good, really comfortable,” said Stricker of a final round which he started with birdies on Nos. 1, 2 and 4. “I played the first five or six holes really solidly. [After that] I was just trying to make pars and keep moving along.”

CHARITY BENEFIT

The tournament benefits the Sanford Health Foundation, which supports programs in the Dakotas, including Children’s Miracle Network at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo and Sioux Falls as well as Brave Kids Bold Cures and Cure Kids Cancer. PGA TOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE 2019, Part 2

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