From August 16-19, The Midwest Classic returned for the second year to the outskirts of Kansas City, Kan. to Overland Park’s beautiful Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate.
The Club was honored to welcome the Web.com Tour’s Midwest Classic golfers, and proud that this well-known and dynamic caravan again chose LionsGate, a classic Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, as their green.
On his website, the course’s designer and golfing giant Jack Nicklaus said LionsGate is “outstanding for several reasons, including its beautiful views, rolling fairways and capability to challenge both the amateur and the seasoned golfer. The course’s appeal to a wide range of golfers is due in part to the four sets of tees used to vary distance and angle to the green.”
The ultimate victory went to Web.com tour rookie, 30-year-old Houston native, Shawn Stefani. At the end, Stefani clenched the win and $99,000 in prize money, finishing two whole strokes ahead of Russell Henley and Luke List, who tied for second place. Because of his victory, which rocketed Stefani from 67th to 12th place on the 2012 Web.com Tour, the Tour’s website said Stefani may earn a cherished chance to be on next year’s PGA TOUR.
The Midwest Classic is one of 29 tournaments played worldwide on the Web.com Tour, an organization owned and operated by the PGA TOUR and serves as a springboard for some of the world’s most decorated and renowned players.
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