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Thursday, August 14th through Sunday, August 17th
Site: Fox Den Country Club, Knoxville, Tennessee
Course Architect: William Byrd (1969)
Hole by Hole
Front Nine: 35 3,494 Yds
1 - Par 4 482 Yds
2 - Par 3 193 Yds
3 - Par 4 409 Yds
4 - Par 4 436 Yds
5 - Par 5 533 Yds
6 - Par 3 198 Yds
7 - Par 4 422 Yds
8 - Par 4 400 Yds
9 - Par 4 421 Yds
Back Nine: 36 3,577 Yds
10 - Par 5 561 Yds
11 - Par 4 413 Yds
12 - Par 4 373 Yds
13 - Par 3 166 Yds
14 - Par 4 368 Yds
15 - Par 4 427 Yds
16 - Par 3 214 Yds
17 - Par 4 458 Yds
18 - Par 5 597 Yds
Champion: Peter Malnati (Not defending)
Runner Up: Blayne Barber, Matt Bettencourt, Miguel Angel Carballo, James White
Tournament Record: 261 (Tim Conley, 1993)
54-Hole Record: 194 (Tim Conley, 1993)
36-Hole Record: 128 (Tim Conley, 1993; John Mallinger, 2011)
Course Record: 62 (Scott Gardiner, 2012)
Total Purse: $550,000
Shares: 1st Place - $99,000; 2nd Place - $59,400; 3rd Place - $37,400
2013 Final Leaderboard
Peter Malnati 268
Blayne Barber 269
Matt Bettencourt 269
Miguel Angel Carballo 269
James White 269
Kevin Kisner 270
Tim Wilkinson 270
Mark Anderson 271
Richard Scott 272
Seven players at 273
2013: Peter Malnati (268). Runner up: Blayne Barber, Matt Bettencourt, Miguel Angel Carballo, James White
2012: Darron Stiles (266). Runner up: Scott Gardiner, D.J. Brigman, Nicholas Thompson
2011: Kirk Triplett (267). Runner up: Marco Dawson
2010: Chris Kirk (268). Runner up: Travis Bertoni
2009: *Kevin Johnson (268). Runner up: Bradley Iles
2008: *Jarrod Lyle (269). Runner up: Chris Kirk
2007: Chez Reavie (271). Runner up: Kyle McCarthy
2006: Hunter Haas (269). Runner up: Gary Christian, Parker McLachlin
2005: Kim Felton (277). Runner up: David Peoples
2004: *Hunter Haas (275). Runner up: Shane Bertsch, Justin Bolli
2003: *Vaughn Taylor (268). Runner up: Joe Ogilvie
2002: Darron Stiles (272). Runner up: Aaron Baddeley, Steve Ford
2001: Heath Slocum (265). Runner up: Keoke Cotner, Joe Daley
2000: J.J. Henry (273). Runner up: Tripp Isenhour, Gene Sauers, Chris Smith, Spike McRoy
1999: Jeff Gove (277). Runner up: Marco Dawson, Carl Paulson, Glen Hnatiuk
1998: *Robin Freeman (270). Runner up: Ryan Howison
1997: Dave Rummells (271). Runner up: Matt Gogel, Terry Price
1996: Eric Johnson (272). Runner up: Patrick Lee, Matt Peterson
1995: *Tom Scherrer (275). Runner up: Mike Sposa
1994: Vic Wilk (275). Runner up: Bill Murchison
1993: Tim Conley (261). Runner up: Jerry Haas, Larry Silveira, Tommy Tolles, Greg Whisman
1992: #Brian Henninger (200). Runner up: Curt Byrum, Tom Shaw, Rick Todd
1991: #Frank Conner (198). Runner up: Perry Arthur, Paul Goydos
1990: #*Jeff Maggert (202). Runner up: Greg Ladehoff
* - Won in Playoff
# - 54-Hole tournament
Formerly called Knoxville Open (1990-2009); Knoxville News Sentinel Open (2010).
Carlos Sainz Jr.
Zack Sucher is the top player on the money list in the field. Sucher is currently third, behind Carlos Ortiz and Andrew Putnam. Ortiz and Putnam are not in the field this week, therefore, Sucher can take over the top spot with a victory. Sucher won the Midwest Classic in July and has finished in the top four in three of his last four events.
This is the 16th straight year in which Fox Den Country Club is hosting the tournament. Willow Creek Country Club hosted the first five years, followed by Three Ridges Golf Club the next four years.
This tournament is one of four original Web.com Tour events remaining on the schedule. The others are the Price Cutter Charity Championship in Missouri, the Air Capital Classic in Kansas and the Boise Open in Idaho.
Last year, Peter Malnati emerged from a crowded leaderboard in the final round with a birdie at his final hole to close out a 6-under 65 and claim a 1-stroke victory over four players. Malnati earned his first career victory on the Web.com Tour at 16-under-par 268.
Malnati will not be on hand to defend his title, as he earned his PGA Tour card for 2014 and is playing in the Wyndham Championship this week. His best finish this season was a tie for 14th at the Puerto Rico Open in March.
Darron Stiles shot rounds of 67-66-66-67 in 2012 to take the title by a single stroke over Scott Gardiner, D.J. Brigman and Nicholas Thompson. Gardiner put pressure on Stiles by firing a course-record, 9-under 62 in the final round, but Stiles did just enough to keep his lead, winning with a score of 18-under 266.
In 2011, Triplett carded rounds of 67-64-68-68 to collect his first Web.com Tour title. The 49-year-old Triplett finished at 21-under-par 267 and became the oldest winner in tour history.
Jarrod Lyle birdied the first playoff hole to defeat Kirk in 2008. Lyle shot four rounds in the 60s (66-67-67-69) and finished with Kirk at 19-under-par 269 to head into the extra session. The Australian Lyle became the first international champion in the history of the tournament.
In 2007, Chez Reavie fired rounds of 65-68 on the weekend to cruise to his first victory on the Web.com Tour. He completed his first win at 17-under- par 271 and won by three shots over Kyle McCarthy. It was an amazing week for McCarthy, who missed out on Monday qualifying, but got in as the 31st alternate. He grabbed a 15-year-old caddie, did not play a practice round, and made his first cut of the year.
The Web.com Tour travels to Oregon next week for the inaugural Winco Foods Portland Open at Witch Hollow at Pumpkin Ridge in North Plains.
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