PCCC: Price Cutter Supermarkets exercises 2017 option as title sponsor

Left: PCCC champion MacKenzie Hughes receives the $121,500 check from Rob Marsh, Vice President of Sales and Merchandising with Price Cutter Supermarkets
Left: PCCC champion Mackenzie Hughes receives the $121,500 check from Rob Marsh, Vice President of Sales and Merchandising with Price Cutter Supermarkets.

The Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper is proud to announce that Price Cutter Supermarkets has exercised its option to continue as the title sponsor in 2017.

Tournament Executive Director Jerald Andrews announced the agreement Wednesday, adding that the tournament and Price Cutter are in talks to extend the sponsorship to 2019, the tournament’s 30th year.

With the new agreement, Price Cutter Supermarkets will be the title or presenting sponsor for a 19th consecutive summer. Andrews also announced tournament dates next year are August 4-14 at Highland Springs Country Club, with the pros playing on Aug. 10-13.

“We are proud to call Price Cutter Supermarkets a true friend. They have played a huge role in making this a premier stop on the PGA’s Web.com Tour,” Andrews said. “More importantly, their strong support has enabled the tournament to reach many critical needs of Ozarks-area children’s charities. I couldn’t be more humbled and yet pleased that Price Cutter is willing to step up and go the extra mile with us.”

The tournament has gifted almost $13 million to Ozarks charities in the past 26 years. This year’s efforts will be distributed to 45 charities during the Celebration of Sharing presented by the McQueary Family, set for 11 a.m. on Nov. 29 at Highland Springs Country Club. That’s usually a tearful day, given directors of charities or the families they assist offer thank-yous to the community.

“Supporting the tournament is worth every penny,” said Rob Marsh, Vice President of Sales and Merchandising for Price Cutter Supermarkets. “I’ve always said Celebration of Sharing day makes everything worth it. I tell everybody they need to attend it in order to realize what the tournament means. If you don’t come out of there feeling good, you are not human. We are very passionate about it.”

The community still has time to support the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.

The Harvest Moon Festival presented by Reinhart Foodservice is at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25 at Highland Springs Country Club. It is a great gathering featuring culinary delights from 10 to 12 internationally trained chefs, the Wings of Swing band, wines and seasonal beers, as well as a live auction.

Additionally, the tournament has team spots available in the inaugural Burrell Children’s Services Poker Run Golf Classic on Friday, Sept. 30 at Silo Ridge Country Club in Bolivar. Prizes will be awarded to the top four poker hands, and trophies will go to the winners of the three flights. All golfers will be entered to win a grand prize package that includes two rooms for two nights at the Palace Casino in Biloxi, Miss.; dinner for four (up to $400) at Mignons located at the Palace Casino; spa service for two (up to $200) at the spa in Palace Casino; and two rounds of golf at the Preserve Golf Club in Biloxi.

To reserve tables for the Harvest Moon Festival presented by Reinhart Foodservice or to enter to play the Burrell Children’s Services Poker Run Golf Classic, call 417-887-3400.

Web.com Tour: 18 of 25 PGA Tour card winners played in 2016 PCCC

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The future of the PGA Tour did in fact play in the recent Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.

When the Web.com Tour regular season ended Sunday and determined its first 25 PGA Tour cards for next season, the numbers were impressive: 18 of the 25 players competed in the PCCC, held Aug. 11-14 at Highland Springs Country Club.

The names included PCCC champion Mackenzie Hughes as well as: Richy Weresnki, J.J. Spaun, Ryan Brehm, Ollie Schniederjans, Trey Mullinax, J.T. Poston, Jonathan Randolph, Brian Campbell, Mark Anderson, Grayson Murray, Brandon Hagy, Julian Etulain, Nicholas Lindheim, Sebastian Munoz, Max Homa, Rick Lamb and Joel Dahmen.

“We are proud that Mackenzie Hughes, our champion, made The 25,” Tournament Executive Director Jerald Andrews said. “He represented himself well here. He won with class and showed appreciation by interacting with the fans.”

This year marked the fourth season in which the Web.com Tour determined all 50 PGA Tour cards for next season. The top 25 money winners at the end of the regular season are assured of PGA Tour cards. The remaining 25 are decided in the Web.com Tour Finals, a series of four events that begin Sept. 5.

Had Hughes not won the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, he likely would have not earned one of the 25 spots, given Hughes had earned slightly less than $46,000 before playing in Springfield.

The PCCC would have had a 18th player on this list, but Wesley Bryan – the top money-winner on the Web.com Tour this year – won the Digital Alley Open in suburban Kansas City a week before the PCCC. That gave him three wins this year, assuring his PGA Tour card.

Lindheim finished 50th at the PCCC (out of 156 golfers) and finished with $158,654 in season earnings. That figure was roughly $9,000 more than Xander Schauffele, who finished 26th in the regular-season money standings and was only $975 shy of Dahman, who finished 25th in the money.

A list of the 25 PGA Tour card winners and their earnings is below:

  1. Wesley Bryan — $499,392
  2. *Richy Werenski — $351,770
  3. *J.J. Spaun — $350,832
  4. *Ryan Brehm — $281,808
  5. Martin Flores — $281, 403
  6. *Ollie Schniederjans — $297,127
  7. Dominic Bozzelli — $214, 307
  8. *Trey Mullinax — $212,016
  9. Seamus Power — $209,590
  10. *J.T. Poston — $205,597
  11. Cheng Tsung Pan — $204,075
  12. Ryan Armour — $200,629
  13. *Jonathan Randolph — $195,248
  14. Brad Fritsch — $194,248
  15. *Brian Campbell — $180,324
  16. *Mark Anderson — $169,499
  17. *Mackenzie Hughes — $167,369
  18. *Grayson Murray — $159,963
  19. *Brandon Hagy — $158,966
  20. *Julian Etulian — $158,860
  21. * Nicholas Lindheim — $158,654
  22. *Sebastian Munoz — $156,654
  23. *Max Homa — $155,653
  24. *Rick Lamb — $154,368
  25. *Joel Dahmen — $150,267

*=DENOTES THEY PLAYED IN THE 2016 PCCC