Ten Clemson pros, Brad Brownell in field for BMW Charity Pro-Am

Popular tournament will be played at Thornblade, GCC Chanticleer, The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Ben Martin (Photo courtesy of Web.com Tour)

Ben Martin (Photo courtesy of Web.com Tour)

It will be an Upstate homecoming for 10 former Clemson golfers when the BMW Charity Pro-Am tees off Thursday at three area courses.

The tournament, which is part of part of the Web.com Tour's regular circuit, is the only pro-am style event on the schedule. Amateurs and celebrities will be grouped with pro players in a four-day, better-ball competition.

Former Clemson players in field of 168 include 2013 Web.com Tour regulars Ben Martin, Phillip Mollica, Sam Saunders, Brian Duncan and Danny Ellis, as well as Tommy Biershenk, Matt Hendrix, Kevin Johnson, Brent Delahoussaye and Stephen Poole.

Players will a play rounds at each of three courses - Thornblade Club in Greer, Greenville Country Club's Chanticleer Course in Greenville, and The Reserve at Lake Keowee in Sunset. The Reserve is a first-time addition to the rotation.

The final round will be played on Sunday at Thornblade Club.

Among the celebrities scheduled to participate in the event will be Clemson men's basketball coach Brad Brownell.

The professionals will be playing for a $650,000 purse with a $117,000 first-place prize. The winner's share is one of the largest on the Web.com Tour.

Tee times will be announced later today.

Former Clemson Players In BMW Charity Pro-Am

Ben Martin

Tommy Biershenk

Brent Delahoussaye

Sam Saunders

Brian Duncan

Phillip Mollica

Stephen Poole

Kevin Johnson

Matt Hendrix

Danny Ellis

Top 25 Web.com Tour Money List

1. Edward Loar

2. Benjamin Alvarado

3. Will Wilcox

6. Kevin Kisner

7. Brice Garnett

8. Alex Aragon

9. Michael Putnam

10. Kevin Foley

11. Tim Wilkinson

12. Jim Renner

13. Byron Smith

14. Mathew Goggin

16. Dawie van der Walt

17. Danny Lee

18. D.J. Brigman

19. Shane Bertsch

21. Miguel Angel Carballo

23. Ben Martin

24. Bhavik Patel

25. Ryan Spears

PGA TOUR winners: 23 (for a total of 43 wins)

Major championship winners: 3, Todd Hamilton (2004 British Open), Rich Beem (2002 PGA Championship), Shaun Micheel (2003 PGA Championship)

Web.com Tour winners: 64 (for a total of 130 wins)

Most all-time Web.com Tour wins

Jason Gore (7 wins)

Kevin Johnson (6)

Gavin Coles (5)

2013 Web.com Tour winners

Kevin Foley (Panama Claro Championship)

Kevin Kisner (Chile Classic)

Edward Loar (Chitimacha Louisiana Open)

Benjamin Alvarado (Brasil Classic)

Alex Aragon (WNB Golf Classic)

Will Wilcox (South Georgia Classic)


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• Steve Azar, country music artist

• Lucas Black, actor (42 and Seven Days in Utopia)

• Andy Buckley, actor (The Office and The Lying Game)

• Brad Brownell, Clemson University Head Basketball Coach

• Mark Bryan, Hootie and the Blowfish lead guitarist

• Javier Colon, winner of The Voice (Season 1)

• Jay DeMarcus, Rascal Flatts bass guitarist

• Jeffrey Donovan, actor (Burn Notice and Hitch)

• Greg Ellis, actor (24 and Touch)

• Dean Felber, Hootie and the Blowfish bass guitarist

• Wayne Gretzky, NHL Hall of Fame member

• Oliver Hudson, actor (Rules of Engagement)

• Janet Jones-Gretzky, actress (Police Academy 5)

• Danny Masterson, actor (Men at Work and That ’70s Show )

• Edwin McCain, musician

• Ryan Merriman, actor (42 and Pretty Little Liars)

• Kirk Muller, NHL Head Coach – Carolina Hurricanes

• Craig T. Nelson, actor (Parenthood and Coach)

• John O’Hurley, actor/TV personality (Seinfeld, host of Purina’s National Dog Show)

• Terry O’Quinn, actor (LOST and Hawaii Five-O)

• Michael Pena, actor (Gangster Squad and Shooter)

• Joe Don Rooney, Rascal Flatts lead guitarist

• Kurt Russell, actor (Tombstone and Miracle)

• Grant Show, actor (Melrose Place and Private Practice)

• Paula Trickey, actress (Pacific Blue)

• Gary Valentine, actor/comedian (King of Queens and Here Comes the Boom)

• Patrick Warburton, actor (Rules of Engagement and Seinfeld)

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