Final Field (original release date 7/9/07)
May 19, 2010
PRESS RELEASE- Final Field
Columbus, Ohio - July 9, 2007 -
Final field announced for inaugural
Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational
Stephen Gangluff and Brian Unk to fill remaining exemption spots
At 4:15pm Tournament Officials announced the final playing field for the 2007 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational. 144 players with 10 alternates are listed below.
Included in the field and excepting the two remaining exemptions are Ohio native and current Columbus, Ohio resident Brian Unk and Marysville Ohio native and former Buckeye Stephen Gangluff.
Unk is a previous 3-time All-American from John Carroll University and was the Division III recipient of the Jack Nicklaus award given to the college player of the year. He won 12 mini-tour events from 1997-2000 and played on the Canadian Tour from 2000 to 2006. Unk is currently a rookie on the Nationwide Tour.
As a member of the Canadian Tour in 2006 Gangluff enjoyed his most successful season as a professional. After registering two victories and ending the year atop the Canadian Tour Order of Merit, he was named the Tour's Rolex Player of the year. Gangluff was a member of the PGA TOUR in 2002 and the Nationwide Tour in 2003 and 2004.
Scott Anderson +
Stephen Gangluff +
Kevin Hall +
David Morland IV
Craigen Pappas +
Bob Sowards +
Brian Unk +
Dawie van der Walt
Tjaart van der Walt
Lee M. Williamson
144 Players in the Field
+ Sponsor Exemptions
* Open Qualifier
2007 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational Television Schedule
Date Network Times Show Description
Thursday, July 12 Golf Channel 6:30 - 8:30 P.M. First Round Coverage
Friday, July 13 Golf Channel 6:30 - 8:30 P.M. Second Round Coverage
Saturday, July 14 Golf Channel 6:30 - 9:00 P.M. Third Round Coverage
Sunday, July 15 Golf Channel 6:30 - 9:00 P.M. Final Round Coverage
ABOUT THE NATIONWIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL INVITATIONAL
The Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational is owned and operated by Champions of the Community, Inc., an Ohio non-profit corporation. The event is the only tournament on the Nationwide Tour to operate as an "invitational", providing a unique platform in which the best players on the Nationwide Tour will be joined by a select number of the country's top collegian/amateur golfers in a limited field of 144 players. The tournament is conducted to showcase the best golf on the Nationwide Tour on one of the most challenging venues in the world 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.nchigolf.com.
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