Web.com Tour announces Dormie Network Classic at Briggs Ranch
San Antonio event set to be contested April 22-28, 2019, featuring $550,000 purse
January 07, 2019
By Web.com Tour staff
- January 07, 2019
- The Tom Fazio-designed Briggs Ranch GC is situated approximately 20 minutes west of downtown San Antonio. (Courtesy of Briggs Ranch GC)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The Web.com Tour announced Tuesday a new tournament set to debut on the annual schedule in 2019. The Dormie Network Classic at Briggs Ranch will be held at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas, the week of April 22-28, 2019, with 156 players competing for a $550,000 purse.
The announcement marks the Web.com Tour’s second partnership with the Nebraska-based Dormie Network, which owns Victoria National Golf Club in Evansville, Indiana – announced as the new 10-year home of the Web.com Tour Championship last month.
“We are excited to partner once again with Dormie Network as we bring Web.com Tour golf back to the state of Texas,” said Web.com Tour President Dan Glod. “Briggs Ranch is a tremendous championship-caliber venue for this event, which will offer the passionate golf fans in this state the ability to get up close and personal with the next generation of PGA TOUR stars.”
In addition to Briggs Ranch and Victoria National, Dormie Network includes three other private destination golf clubs: ArborLinks (Nebraska City, Nebraska), Dormie Club (Pinehurst, North Carolina), and Ballyhack Golf Club (Roanoke, Virginia).
“We are thrilled for the opportunity to host another Web.com Tour event,” said Dormie Network President Zach Peed. “Briggs Ranch is a challenging venue in a truly spectacular city. We look forward to a successful and memorable tournament.”
Developed in 2001, Briggs Ranch Golf Club spans a 260-acre site approximately 20 minutes west of downtown San Antonio. The Tom Fazio-designed course was ranked as the No. 16 course in the state of Texas by Golf Digest in 2017-18.
With 50 available PGA TOUR cards for the following season (since 2013), the Web.com Tour is the path to the PGA TOUR. Twenty-five TOUR cards are reserved for the leading money winners at the end of the 24-event Regular Season. Another 25 are up for grabs at the three-event Web.com Tour Finals that follow the Regular Season in August and September.
During the PGA TOUR’s 2017-18 season, eight players from the Class of 2017 won titles, including Ryan Armour, Austin Cook, Ted Potter, Brice Garnett, Andrew Landry, Aaron Wise, Troy Merritt and Andrew Putnam. Wise’s victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson last May was the 500th by a former Web.com Tour player – a list which includes 23 major championships and eight PLAYERS Championships.
Cameron Champ, who won the PGA TOUR’s Sanderson Farms Championship last October, is currently the highest-ranked player from the Class of 2018 in this year’s FedExCup, coming in at No. 8 following a T11 finish at the Sentry Tournament of Champions on Sunday.