The Web.com Tour Digital Ally Open begins today at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park, Kansas, and lasts through the weekend.
The staff has been working all week as tournament events have taken place since Monday and included a Family Night, Pairings Party, Pro-Am and Live Concert featuring country musicians Travis Marvin, Clay Walker and the band, Little Texas.
The Kansas City Crusaders, the host organization of the 72-hole tournament, provides a positive economic impact on area businesses and offer transformational support to local charitable organizations through the promotion of professional golf in Kansas City. The club will work again with the Kansas City Crusaders on their Charity Classic event in September.
Photo: Dining staff (from left) Anthony Alioto, Food and Beverage Director, and Servers Lauren Daab and Alyssa Bower help prepare the club for the four-day tournament.
In addition to the players taking to the course for practice rounds, activities throughout the beginning of the week include a family night, free junior golf clinic and trick shot exhibition. The Pro-Am takes place Wednesday with official tournament play Thursday through Sunday.
Nicklaus Golf Club has hosted the Midwest Classic for the past three years and is the only golf course in the Kansas City area to host a professional tournament. The Members make up the majority of volunteers and even get the opportunity to host the players. It is an exciting week for the club and the staff, who all are honored to host the Web.com Tour and bring fun and excitement to the Kansas City area.
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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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