David Robinson and Phillip Mollica Awarded Professional Exemptions in the 2010 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation
Today at Thornblade Club, 18 pros competed for two professional exemptions in the 2010 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation. The two pros receiving exemptions in May’s tournament are David Robinson and Phillip Mollica.
Robinson turned in a round of 66. Mollica a round of 67.
Robinson was a three-time All American at Georgia State University and was the first player in Tarheel Tour history to earn more than $100,000 in earnings (2008). He recorded three wins in 2008 and never missed a cut. He resides in Sandersville, Ga. with his wife and daughter.
Mollica is a 2009 graduate of Clemson University. He was the 2006 and 2008 Monroe Amateur Champion, the 2007 North & South Amateur Champion and a 2009 U.S. Amateur Quarterfinalist. He turned pro in January 2010.
This is the first year that tournament officials have held a competition for exemptions.
“It’s amazing how much talent these golfers have, as witnessed by the superb scoring today,” explained Darin MacDonald, Tournament Director of the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation. “My congratulations to David and Phil. I look forward to watching them compete in the tournament this May.”
The 2010 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation will be played May 13-16, 2010, at Bright’s Creek Golf Club, The Carolina Country Club and Thornblade Club golf courses. All four rounds will be televised live by the Golf Channel.
The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation is the only tournament on the PGA TOUR’s Nationwide Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Nationwide Tour professionals in a four-day better-ball competition over three courses. Amateurs, celebrities and pros rotate between three courses on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the 14 lowest scoring pro-amateur/pro-celebrity teams advancing to play Sunday’s final round at Thornblade Club. Celebrities play once at each course on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The professional winner of the overall 72-hole event will take home $108,000 from the total purse of $600,000. Amateurs and celebrities will compete for individual prizes and cash donations to the charity of their choice out of the beneficiaries selected by South Carolina Charities, Inc.
The first nine tournaments have raised nearly $7.3 million for 125+ area charities. The charities selected to benefit from the 2010 tournament are listed online at www.bmwcharitygolf.com.
For more information about the 10th annual BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation, sponsorship opportunities, amateur playing spots or volunteer opportunities, call (864) 297-1660. You can also learn more about the tournament online at www.bmwcharitygolf.com or by following the tournament on Facebook.