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    • Final Field Announced (original release date 7/27/09)

    PRESS RELEASE

    Columbus, Ohio - July 27, 2009 -

    Final field announced for Nationwide
    Children's Hospital Invitational

     At 6:30pm Tournament Officials announced the final playing field for the 2009 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational. 144 players with six alternates are listed below.

     
    Blake Adams
    Steven Alker
    Chris Anderson
    Alex Aragon
    Ryan Armour
    Michael Arnaud
    Rich Barcelo
    Ben Bates
    Camilo Benedetti
    Oskar Bergman
    Colin Biles +
    Henrik Bjornstad
    Adam Bland
    Jonas Blixt
    Justin Bolli
    Andrew Bonhomme
    Craig Bowden
    David Branshaw
    Dustin Bray
    Jeff Brehaut
    D.J. Brigman
    Josh Broadaway
    Andrew Buckle
    Bob Burns
    Miguel Angel Carballo
    Gary Christian
    Bobby Clampett
    Michael Clark II
    Paul Claxton
    Gavin Coles
    Chad Collins
    Keoke Cotner
    Jeff Curl
    Joe Daley
    Robert Damron
    Marco Dawson
    Stuart Deane
    Bryan DeCorso
    Brent Delahoussaye
    Todd Demsey
    Bubba Dickerson
    Trevor Dodds
    Scott Dunlap
    Brad Elder
    Jason Enloe
    Matt Every
    Todd Fischer +
    Rickie Fowler
    Steve Friesen
    Jeff Gallagher
    Scott Gardiner
    Matthew Giles
    Tom Gillis
    Chad Ginn
    Fabian Gomez
    Rafael Gomez
    Jeff Gove
    Paul Gow
    Hunter Haas
    Seung-su Han
    Jim Herman
    Justin Hicks
    Ryan Hietala
    Bo Hoag +
    Morgan Hoffmann
    Billy Horschel
    Bradley Iles
    Andrew Johnson
    Kevin Johnson
    Craig Kanada
    Skip Kendall
    J.J. Killeen
    John Kimbell
    Kevin Kisner
    Jason Knutzon
    Doug LaBelle II
    Derek Lamely
    Neal Lancaster
    Drew Laning
    Won Joon Lee
    Ian Leggatt
    Tyler Leon
    J.L. Lewis
    Len Mattiace
    Bob May
    Tee McCabe
    Jim McGovern
    David McKenzie
    Jon Mills
    David Morland IV
    Garth Mulroy
    Chris Nallen
    Garrett Osborn
    Brenden Pappas
    Scott Parel
    Jin Park
    Cameron Percy
    Martin Piller
    Ewan Porter
    Alistair Presnell
    Alex Prugh
    Michael Putnam
    Fran Quinn
    Kyle Reifers
    John Riegger
    Dustin Risdon
    Jim Rutledge
    Tom Scherrer
    Dave Schultz
    Jason Schultz
    Michael Sim
    Michael Sims
    Geoffrey Sisk
    Brian Smock
    Vaughn Snyder +
    Bob Sowards +
    Sal Spallone
    Kyle Stanley
    B.J. Staten
    Brendan Steele
    Brian Stuard
    Daniel Summerhays
    Andrew Svoboda
    Joseph Sykora
    Roger Tambellini
    Phil Tataurangi
    Nick Taylor
    Josh Teater
    Chris Tidland
    Esteban Toledo
    Cameron Tringale
    Tjaart van der Walt
    Mike Van Sickle
    Vance Veazey
    Jhonattan Vegas
    Grant Waite
    Danny Wax
    Brennan Webb
    Steve Wheatcroft
    Dustin White
    Ron Whittaker
    Garrett Willis
    Chris Wilson +
    Willie Wood

    + Sponsor Exemptions

    Alternates
    Scott Andrew
    Chris Kirk
    Ted Schulz
    Steve LeBrun
    Tommy Gainey
    Scott Brown

     

    2009 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational Schedule of Events

    Monday, July 27 Safelite AutoGlass Celebrity Pro-Am 1:00pm Shotgun
     Scarlet Course

    Practice Rounds All Day

    Tuesday, July 28 Practice Rounds All Day
    Amateur Instructional Challenge
     Columbus Country Club 10:00am

     
     
    Wednesday, July 29 Official Pro-Am Tournament (Scarlet course) Morning Tee Times from 7:00am
     presented by The Wall Street Journal Afternoon Tee Times from 12:15am

    Practice Rounds All Day

     
     
    Thursday, July 30 First Round Official Tournament Competition First Tee Time 7:00am

    First Shot to Fight Cancer                         6:50am

    Military Appreciation Day - Free Admission for all active and retired service
     members with a valid U.S. military ID (includes
     immediate family members).

    Ohio State University Day - Free Admission for all Ohio State University  faculty, staff and students with a valid BUCK-I-D.
     
     
    Friday, July 31 Second Round Official Tournament Competition

    Junior Golf Clinic, OSU Golf Club 5:00pm

    Upper Arlington Civic Association Day
    Saturday, August 1 Third Round Official Tournament Competition

    Jeni's Ice Creams Day (free ice cream) 12:00pm-5:00pm

    Nationwide Children's Hospital Day
    Sunday, August 2 Fourth Round Official Tournament Competition                                                                                Awards Ceremony Following Play of Final Round

    Free Pancake Breakfast presented by Chris Cakes 9:00am-12:00pm

    Nationwide Day - Free Admission for all associates and agents (includes  immediate family members) with a valid Nationwide ID or
     business card.
    *All times subject to change


    2009 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational Television Schedule

    Date Network Times Show Description
    Thursday, July 30 Golf Channel 6:30 - 8:30 P.M. First Round Coverage
          
    Friday, July 31 Golf Channel 6:30 - 8:30 P.M. Second Round Coverage
          
    Saturday, August 1 Golf Channel 6:30 - 9:30 P.M. Third Round Coverage
          
    Sunday, August 2 Golf Channel 7:00 - 9:30 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. Featuring a purse of $775,000 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 and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by A.M. Best. The company provides a full range of personalized insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, life insurance, 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, the Nationwide Framemark and On Your Side are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

    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 biggest stage.  As the "official proving ground" of the PGA TOUR, two out of three PGA TOUR members are Nationwide Tour alumni.  As of July 20th, Tour alumni have won 252 PGA TOUR titles, including 13 majors and three PLAYERS Championships.  Twenty-five PGA TOUR cards and total prize money of $18.5 million will be at stake over the course of 29 events in 2009.  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 $1.3 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 PGATOUR.COM.

     

    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 more than 1,000 student-athletes with a quality, life-changing experience at Ohio State.  


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