Web.com Tour graduates to debut in Hawaii

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January 07, 2013

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- As the PGA TOUR’s first full-field event of 2013, this week’s Sony Open in Hawaii will feature the debut of the Web.com Tour class of 2012. All 25 graduates who earned their PGA TOUR cards based on their finish on the Web.com Tour money list in October will be at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu for the $5.6 million tournament.

The 25 players are (with final 2012 money list position in first column, plus current age):

 

Pos.

Name

Age

2012 Wins

Hometown (native country)

College

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Casey Wittenberg

28

2

Memphis, Tenn.

Oklahoma State U.

2

Luke Guthrie (R)

22

2

Quincy, Ill.

U. of Illinois

3

Russell Henley (R)

23

2

St. Simons Island, Ga.

U. of Georgia

4

Luke List (R)

27

1

Nashville, Tenn.

Vanderbilt U.

5

James Hahn (R)

31

1

Alameda, Calif. (South Korea)

U. of California-Berkeley

6

Shawn Stefani (R)

31

2

Houston, Texas

Lamar U.

7

Robert Streb (R)

25

1

Edmond, Okla.

Kansas State U.

8

Ben Kohles (R)

22

2

Cary, N.C.

U. of Virginia

9

Justin Bolli

36

1

Simpsonville, S.C.

U. of Georgia

10

David Lingmerth (R)

25

1

Fayetteville, Ark. (Sweden)

U. of Arkansas

11

Justin Hicks

38

 

Royal Palm Beach, Fla.

U. of Michigan

12

Paul Haley II (R)

24

1

Dallas, Texas

Georgia Tech

13

Cameron Percy

38

 

Raleigh, N.C. (Australia)

--

14

Andres Gonzales

29

1

Olympia, Wash.

UNLV

15

Scott Gardiner (R)

36

 

Farmington, Ark. (Australia)

--

16

Lee Williams (R)

31

1

Alexander City, Ala.

Auburn U.

17

Darron Stiles

39

1

Pinehurst, N.C.

Florida Southern C.

18

Brad Fritsch (R)

35

 

Holly Springs, N.C. (Canada)

Campbell U.

19

Morgan Hoffmann (R)

23

 

Wykcoff, N.J.

Oklahoma State U.

20

Brian Stuard

30

 

Jackson, Mich.

Oakland U.

21

Andrew Svoboda (R)

33

 

Larchmont, N.Y.

St. John’s U.

22

Nicholas Thompson

30

 

Coral Springs, Fla.

Georgia Tech

23

Alistair Presnell (R)

32

 

Melbourne, Australia

--

24

Doug LaBelle II

37

1

Scottsdale, Ariz.

U. of New Mexico

25

Jim Herman

35

 

Port St. Lucie, Fla.

U. of Cincinnati

(R) = will be first-year member of PGA TOUR in 2013

 

Fifteen of the 25 players are first-year members of the PGA TOUR (denoted by “R” next to their name in the chart above). Ben Kohles, born Feb. 24, 1990, is the youngest member of the class of 2012.  He is 24 days younger than Luke Guthrie (Jan. 31, 1990). 

The class of 2011 saw two of its graduates win in their first year on the PGA TOUR in 2012 -- Ted Potter, Jr. (The Greenbrier Classic) and Jonas Blixt (Frys.com Open).  Web.com Tour alumni entered the 2013 season with a total of 345 wins on the PGA TOUR.

The Sony Open in Hawaii features a 144-player field, of which 99 are Web.com Tour alumni.

The 2013 Web.com Tour season kicks off next month with three events in Latin America, beginning with the Panama Claro Championship in Panama City (Feb. 21-24), Colombia Championship in Bogotá (Feb. 28-31) and  the Chile Classic in Santiago (March 7-10).

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