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    CONOVER, NC - The Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn Presented by Kia Motors, a PGA TOUR's Champions Tour golf tournament at Rock Barn Golf & Spa September 10-16, 2007, has promoted Sara Waugh to the position of tournament coordinator.

    This promotion reflects the duties Waugh already manages, including handling all volunteer and pro-am initiatives, sponsor fulfillment and office administration for the tournament, and incorporates additional responsibilities.

    "Sara has been an invaluable asset to the tournament since she joined us two years ago, and we are pleased to announce her promotion," said Jim Correll, executive tournament director. "With her new position, Sara will be an even more integral part of the tournament team."

    Waugh, who resides in Statesville, N.C., came to the tournament in 2005 after working with the event's public relations managers as a PR assistant. She received her B.A. in Communication/Public Relations with a minor in Electronic Publishing from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C. Awarded an athletic scholarship, she served as team captain of the Gardner-Webb women's volleyball team and was selected for the Coach's Award in 2004. While in college, Waugh completed a public relations internship with the Iredell-Statesville School System.

    About the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn Presented by Kia Motors The Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn Presented by Kia Motors features a week's worth of special events and attractions including exhibitions, pro-ams and three days of Champions Tour competition among some of golf's greatest legends. The tournament returns to Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover September 10-16, 2007. Operated by a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation, the tournament annually donates all net proceeds to charities through the Catawba Valley area. Tournament partners include Anheuser-Busch, BB&T, Bank of America, Charter Communications, CommScope, Corning Cable Systems, Draka-Comteq, Duke Energy, GDS, Greater Hickory Metro, Hickory Daily Record, Hickory Furniture Mart, Hickory Printing Group, IFH, Kia Motors America, NorthStar Financial Group, Pepsi, EMBARQ, Wachovia and Zenith Global Logistics Solutions. For more information, call (828) 459-4000, visit or stop by the tournament office at Rock Barn Golf & Spa.

    About Rock Barn Golf & Spa Located in Conover, North Carolina, Rock Barn Golf & Spa is consistently recognized as one of the best semi-private golf membership clubs in the region. The facility features two championship-caliber 18-hole golf courses, including the Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed course that was named the best new course in North Carolina by North Carolina Magazine and rated America's fourth best upscale public course by Golf Digest. Rock Barn Golf & Spa also offers a state-of-the-art luxury spa; a professional tennis center; an equestrian center; dining and event facilities; and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Rock Barn Realty, LLC, actively develops custom home and townhouse real estate within its gated community. For more information, call (828) 459-1125 or visit .

    About Kia Motors America Kia Motors America - the sales, marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corp. in Seoul, South Korea - offers a complete line of vehicles through more than 630 dealers throughout the United States. For more information, visit