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    Columbus, Ohio - July 18, 2007 -

    Final field announced for Nationwide
    Children's Hospital Invitational

    At 5:55pm Tournament Officials announced the final playing field for the 2008 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational. 144 players with eight alternates are listed below.

     
    Blake Adams
    Chris Anderson
    Jeremy Anderson
    Arjun Atwal
    Rich Barcelo
    Ricky Barnes
    Doug Barron
    Ben Bates
    Oskar Bergman
    Matt Bettencourt
    Henrik Bjornstad
    Kris Blanks
    Jonas Blixt
    Craig Bowden
    Michael Boyd
    Rob Bradley
    David Branshaw
    Dustin Bray
    Jeff Brehaut
    D.J. Brigman
    Josh Broadaway
    Bob Burns
    Miguel Angel Carballo
    Tom Carter
    Greg Chalmers
    Kevin Chappell
    Gary Christian
    Jason Cook +
    Keoke Cotner
    Joe Daley
    Robert Damron
    Stephen Dartnall
    Glen Day
    Brendon De Jonge
    Bubba Dickerson
    Zach Doran +
    Scott Dunlap
    Reid Edstrom
    Jason Enloe
    Matt Every
    Kim Felton
    Sebastian Fernandez
    Todd Fischer
    Rickie Fowler
    Jonathan Fricke
    Jeff Gallagher
    Stephen Gangluff +
    Scott Gardiner
    Gibby Gilbert III
    Tom Gillis
    Chad Ginn
    Fabian Gomez
    Rafael Gomez
    Paul Gow
    Kelly Grunewald
    Bret Guetz
    Scott Gutschewski
    Hunter Haas
    Matt Hansen
    Mike Heinen
    Jim Herman
    Justin Hicks
    Rory Hie
    Ryan Hietala
    Gabriel Hjertstedt
    Tripp Isenhour
    Tom Johnson
    Skip Kendall
    J.J. Killeen
    Sihwan Kim
    John Kimbell
    Chris Kirk
    Jeff Klauk
    Colt Knost
    Neal Lancaster
    Franklin Langham
    Won Joon Lee
    Randy Leen
    Ian Leggatt
    Marc Leishman
    Niklas Lemke
    Spencer Levin
    James Love
    Jamie Lovemark
    Bill Lunde
    Jarrod Lyle
    Brock Mackenzie
    Nick Malinowski
    David Mathis
    Bob May
    Tee McCabe
    Josh McCumber
    David McKenzie
    David K. Miller
    Bryce Molder
    Rich Morris
    Garth Mulroy
    Chris Nallen
    Keith Nolan
    Wade Ormsby
    Garrett Osborn
    Greg Owen
    Scott Parel
    Chris Parra
    Steve Pate
    Cameron Percy
    Scott Piercy
    D.A. Points
    Ewan Porter
    Aron Price
    Rick Price
    Dicky Pride
    Alex Prugh
    Michael Putnam
    Fran Quinn
    Kyle Reifers
    Dave Schultz
    Jason Schultz
    Webb Simpson
    Geoffrey Sisk
    Sonny Skinner
    Chris Smith
    B.J. Staten
    Brendan Steele
    Jack Steinicke +
    Darron Stiles
    Daniel Summerhays
    Roger Tambellini
    Chris Thompson
    Michael H. Thompson
    Chris Tidland
    Brendon Todd
    Esteban Toledo
    Tommy Tolles
    Peter Tomasulo
    Jon Turcott
    Vance Veazey
    Grant Waite
    Matt Weibring
    Steve Wheatcroft
    Garrett Willis
    Casey Wittenberg


    144 Players in the Field

    + - Sponsor Exemptions
    * - Open Qualifier


    Alternates
    Phil Tataurangi
    Bradley Iles
    Spike McRoy
    Brian Stuard
    Andrew Dresser
    Craig Lile
    Mark Walker
    Brent Delahoussaye
     

    2008 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational Schedule of Events

    Monday, July 21 Safelite AutoGlass Celebrity Pro-Am 1:00pm Shotgun
     Scarlet Course
    Practice Rounds All Day

    Tuesday, July 22 Practice Rounds All Day
     
     
    Wednesday, July 23 Official Pro-Am Tournament Morning Tee Times from 7:00am
     Scarlet Course Afternoon Tee Times from 12:15am
    Practice Rounds All Day

     
     
    Thursday, July 24 First Round Official Tournament Competition 
     First Tee Time 7:15am
    Friday, July 25 Second Round Official Tournament Competition First Tee Time 7:15am
    Junior Golf Clinic, OSU Golf Club 4:00pm
    Saturday, July 26 Third Round Official Tournament Competition First Tee Time 8:00am                                                                               
    Jeni's Ice Creams Day (free ice cream) 12:00pm-5:00pm
    Sunday, July 27 Fourth Round Official Tournament Competition First Tee Time 8:00am                                                                                Awards Ceremony Following Play of Final Round
    Free Pancake Breakfast 9:00am-12:00pm
    *All times subject to change

    2008 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational Television Schedule

    Date Network Times Show Description
    Thursday, July 24 Golf Channel 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. First Round Coverage
          
    Friday, July 25 Golf Channel 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. Second Round Coverage
          
    Saturday, July 26 Golf Channel 6:30 - 9:00 P.M. Third Round Coverage
          
    Sunday, July 27 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.

    ABOUT NATIONWIDE

    Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the world, with more than $161 billion in assets. Nationwide ranks #108 on the Fortune 500 list. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, life, farm, commercial insurance, administrative services, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and health and productivity services. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.
                                                   
    Nationwide, Nationwide Financial, the Nationwide Framemark, Life Comes at You Fast, and On Your Side are federally registered service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

    6/5/08

    ABOUT THE NATIONWIDE TOUR

    Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Nationwide Tour identifies those players who are ready to compete and win on golf's greatest stage.  As the official proving ground of the PGA TOUR, two-thirds of the current PGA TOUR membership played on the Nationwide Tour.  Tour alumni have won more than 200 PGA TOUR titles, including a grand slam and three PLAYERS Championships.  Twenty-five PGA TOUR cards and a record purse approaching $19 million will be at stake over the course of 30 events in 2008 concluding with the $1 million Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch.  Recognizing the Tour's growing stature, Nationwide Insurance has renewed its umbrella sponsorship of the Nationwide Tour through 2012.  The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its three tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, supports over 2,000 local charities and has surpassed $1 billion in charitable giving.  To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Nationwide Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit www.PGATOUR.com

    2/27/08

    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 nearly 900 student-athletes with a quality, life-changing experience at Ohio State. 

     

     

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