Jay Haas, Jr. and Brian Duncan Receive Professional Exemptions in the 2011 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation
Today at Thornblade, Jay Haas, Jr. and Brian Duncan beat out 25 other pros to win two professional exemptions in the 2011 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation golf tournament.
Both pros shot a -2 under par 69.
This is the second year that tournament officials have held a competition for exemptions.
“The Upstate has a tremendous number of talented professional golfers,” explained Tournament Director Darin MacDonald. “This qualifier is a great way to determine which two will be awarded one of the coveted exemptions.”
The 25 additional pros that participated in the competition included Kevin Schreel, Drew Perry, Ben Duncan, Matt Hendrix, Nick Biershenk, David Robinson, Philip Mollica, Garrett Osborn, Jose Alvarez, Tyler Rody, Jay McKnight, Nick Cassini, Stephen Poole, Josh Gallman, Daniel Bowden, Alex Hamilton, Garland Ferrell, George Bryan IV, H.B. Hale, Michael Lawrence, Jr., Bobby MacWhinnie, Adam Hart, Luke Hart, David May and Brandon Christo.
Haas, Jr., a Greenville native, currently competes on the eGolf Tour. He is a graduate of Augusta State and is the son of legendary PGA TOUR pro Jay Haas.
Duncan, also of Greenville, competed on the Nationwide Tour in 2009 and 2010, and is currently 10th on the eGolf Tour money list. A graduate of Clemson University, Duncan resides in Charleston.
The 2011 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation will be played May 19-22, at Bright’s Creek Golf Club, The Carolina Country Club and Thornblade Club golf courses.
The first 10 tournaments have raised nearly $8 million for 150+ charities.
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.
For more information about the 11th annual BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation, sponsorship opportunities, amateur playing spots or volunteer opportunities, call (864) 297-1660. You can also view the 2011 sponsorship and playing opportunities at www.2011bmwproam.com. To learn more about the tournament visit www.bmwcharitygolf.com or follow the tournament on Facebook.