Sept. 10, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course has consistently proven why it’s one of the top collegiate courses in the nation. This weekend, the course once again has the opportunity to show its difficulty to some of the upcoming and coming golfers looking to earn their PGA status, hosting 2013 Nationwide Children’s Championship, Sept. 12-15.
“The Scarlet Course is a true tournament test as the course is annually one of the toughest on the tour,” Marc Lucas, OSUGC General Manager, said. “The past champions of the event have traditionally graduated to the PGA Tour with great success.”
The annual tournament joined with the Web.com Tour in September of 2012 and is the third stop in the Web.com Tour Finals. The tour, previously named the Nationwide Tour, is a developmental one for the PGA and provides professional golfers the opportunity to earn their PGA Tour card. Those in the top 25 of the money list at the year’s end are given PGA Tour memberships for the next season.
This year’s tournament will feature a field of 131 entrants, including defending champions Ben Kohles (2012), D.J. Brigman (2010) and Bill Lune (2008).
Additionally, the tournament also acts as a fundraiser for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital located in Columbus since. In 2012, the tournament raised $625,000 for pediatric cancer research and treatment at the hospital. That mark was the largest single-season charitable donation raised by the tournament for the hospital in the history of the tour. Since its inception in 2007, more than $2.7 million has been raised for the hospital.
For a schedule of events, visit www.ncc-golf.com.