A fan’s guide to the PCCC this weekend: Golf, music, prizes



With 86 golfers making the cut at 6-under 138, the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper looks as if it will be yet another wild finish again this year. Certainly, it will be a jam-packed weekend.

Here’s a planner for all that will attend the PGA Tour’s annual Web.com Tour event Saturday and Sunday at Highland Springs Country Club. You’re certainly in luck – with a lot of golf from elite players and with a lot of fun events on the side.


7 a.m. – First group tees off

1:45 p.m. – Leaders tee off

4 p.m. – Missouri Golf Association Closest to the Pin & Hole in One Contest on the driving range – and be sure to hang around for the free music concert

6 p.m. – Play to conclude

8 p.m. – Free country music concert featuring SmithField & Georgia native Alex Hall in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame parking lot


7 a.m. – Sunrise Service on the 18th green

TBA – Play resumes on “Go Blue for Autism” Championship Sunday presented by The Arc of the Ozarks

4 p.m. – Jackson Brothers VIP tent closes

6 p.m. – Play to conclude

After play – We’ll host the TLC Properties Charity Sweepstakes drawings for the 2015 Ford Mustang and $10,000. (Pssst: You can still purchase your $25 ticket)

After play – Volunteers Party presented by Aviary in the Jackson Brothers tent





Van der Walt on top as PCCC heads to the weekend


South African Dawie van der Walt continued his torrid pace around Highland Springs Country Club on Friday morning. The former Lamar Cardinal fired a bogey-free 65 in the second round, posted 128 16-under-par and grabbed the 36-hole lead at the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.

“I’m very pleased with the way I’m playing,” van der Walt said. “If I can just continue to play the way I am, I should be in good shape.”

Wes Roach birdied his final two holes on Friday, carded 66 and finds himself one back heading into the weekend.

“I kind of put myself right back in the middle of it,” said Roach of his birdie-birdie finish. “I’m looking forward to the weekend.”

In the mix, three back, are Martin Piller (64), PGA TOUR veteran Billy Mayfair (62) and Kyle Thompson (67).

Van der Walt’s strategy around Highland Springs has been conservative. The Web.com Tour veteran has put a premium on hitting fairways and greens this week. The calculated approach is paying off, as Van der Walt has been blemish-free through 36 holes.

“That’s one of my goals,” said van der Walt. “I try and make a lot of birdies, but not make any bogeys.”

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