TPC Stonebrae, Tour extend deal

TPC Stonebrae

The Stonebrae Classic will remain a part of the Tour for at least three more years at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward under terms of a new agreement reached with officials of the San Francisco Bay Area event.

The tournament, which benefits the First Tee of the East Bay and Youth on Course, will be played July 28-31, 2016.

“It’s always been an honor to host the Stonebrae Classic, and this three-year extension further strengthens its legacy on our championship course,” said Michael Letchinger, managing director of TPC Stonebrae.

“TPC Stonebrae Country Club’s partnership with the Tour not only helps cultivate a new generation of players but also benefits our local community through¬†charitable support.”

Last July, Si Woo Kim of South Korea defeated Wes Roach and Jamie Lovemark of Rancho Santa Fe and USC on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to become the second-youngest winner in the Tour’s 26-year history at age 20 years, 20 days. That helped Kim earn his 2015-16 card on the PGA Tour card by finished 12 on the money list at the end of the regular season in August.

“In partnership with the ownership group at TPC Stonebrae, the Tour has built a solid foundation for the Stonebrae Classic,” said President Bill Calfee of the Tour.

“Today’s extension announcement validates all the hard work everyone has put in. We look forward to returning to the San Francisco Bay area over the next three years, having continued community impact and showcasing the future stars of the PGA Tour.”

The tournament has been played at TPC Stonebrae since 2009, with other winners including Tony Finau, Alex Aragon of San Diego, Daniel Chopra of Sweden, Kevin Chappell of Fresno and UCLA and Michael Sim of Australia.

The event was not played in 2013 because TPC Stonebrae was building a new clubhouse.




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