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Price Cutter Charity Championship News & Notes

With the 25th Price Cutter Charity Championship scheduled Aug. 13-16 at Highland Springs Country Club, we’ll post weekly updates as the Tour makes its way to Springfield.

By the Numbers

13: Weeks until the PCCC’s first scheduled shot off the tee boxes

1,002,862: Amount, in dollars, the PCCC raised for local charities last year, a record

11,906,691: Amount, in dollars, raised in past 25 years

160,102: Amount, in dollars, of the Tour’s leading money winner, Indiana native Patrick Rodgers

Mizzou Tiger Wins in Brazil

Former University of Missouri standout Peter Malnati had his wife, Alicia, caddying for him over the weekend. Good decision.

The 27-year-old Indiana native failed to retain his PGA Tour card in 2014, but he’s already bounced back by winning the Brasil Champions presented by the MSBC at the Sao Paulo Golf Club. On Sunday, he fired a 5-under 66, earning a $153,000 check and moving to No. 2 on the Tour money list after four weeks.

His final day covered four bogeys with nine birdies, including three in a row. Overall, he sank a tournament-best 30 birdies – an encouraging sign considering Malnati made only five cuts in 18 starts last year, after earning his PGA Tour card through the 2013 Tour regular season.

By the way, Malnati bogeyed his first hole Sunday and briefly fell out of the lead. “I told Alicia that we have to stay focused and play one shot at a time,” he told the Tour and finished 22-under par 262.

For more on his story, read here:

Last Year’s PCCC Champion

Everybody probably remembers the improbable finish to last year’s PCCC, when Cameron Percy leapfrogged Michael Kim on the 18th hole to take top honors. Percy earned a PGA Tour card for the victory. He currently ranks 173rd on the PGA Tour after playing in 10 events, making cuts in half the tournaments.

Speaking of Kim

The South Korean has regrouped from last August’s disappointment at the PCCC, where he mistakenly picked up his ball in the rough on No. 18. In turn, he got docked a penalty stroke that ultimately cost him the lead and the tournament win. Kim currently ranks 42nd on the Tour money list and finished 12-under par 272 in Brazil.

Next Stop

After Basil, the Tour heads 1,600 miles southwest to Santiago, Chile for the Chile Classic this weekend at Club de Golf Mapocho, the last stop for the Tour in South America.