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LOCALIQ Series Concludes This Week in Georgia

18 Nov, 2020


The inaugural LOCALiQ Series season comes to a conclusion this week at TPC Sugarloaf when the top-78 available players from the points list gather for the season-ending tournament at the facilities Stables and Meadows Courses.

The PGA TOUR established the LOCALiQ Series earlier this year to give playing opportunities to members of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Series-China who were unable to compete because of issues surrounding COVID-19 and the cancellation or postponement of their respective Tours’ schedules. The LOCALiQ Series consisted of seven 54-hole events played in the Southeastern U.S. (Georgia, Alabama and Florida), with the culminating tournament at TPC Sugarloaf. LOCALiQ, the sales and marketing arm of Gannett Co., Inc., and the Official Digital Marketing Services Firm of the PGA TOUR, is committed to the communities in its network and helping them build relationships with their local businesses.

After seven events, the LOCALiQ Series season comes down to this limited-field, 72-hole, no-cut tournament. The first seven tournaments were all 54-hole events. The 78 players competing comes by virtue of their season-long performance, with those finishing Nos. 79, 80 and 81 also receiving invitations to play when three qualified players were not able to participate. Starting Tuesday, November 17, players will be battling for year-end rewards.

Bryson Nimmer, a two-time winner this season at the Series’ first two events in nearby Alpharetta (Alpharetta Classic and The Championship at Echelon Golf Club, has already mathematically secured the points-list title, and he is assured of a PGA TOUR tournament invitation in 2021. The player finishing No. 2 on the points list and the LOCALiQ Series Championship winner will also earn PGA TOUR starts at 2021 tournaments. In the event the champion of the LOCALiQ Series Championship also finishes No. 2 on the points list, the third PGA TOUR invite will go to the player finishing No. 3 in points.

DATES: November 17-20, 2020

OFFICIAL NAME: LOCALiQ Series Championship

HASHTAGS: #LOCALiQ Series, #LOCALiQSeries Championship, #TPCSugarloaf

SCHEDULE: Eighth of eight official LOCALiQ Series events

VENUE: TPC Sugarloaf (Stables Course, Meadows Course), Duluth, Georgia

PAR/YARDS: 72 (36-36) 7,054

PURSE: Winner earns $24.000 from a $150,000 purse

CUT:This is a four-round event with no cut

Tournament Field

CamiloAguado

David Germann

Alvaro Ortiz

MarkAnguiano

ConnerGodsey

David Pastore

Eric Ansett

Toni Hakula

Raul Pereda

Piri Borja

Andreas Halvorsen

Michael Perras

Michael Buttacavoli

Ian Holt

Christopher Petefish

Brian Carlson

Cory Howard

Josh Radcliff

Rowin Caron

Charles Huntzinger

Harrison Rhoades

Steven Chervony

Matt Hutchins

Alex Rocha

Tommy Cocha

Carson Jacobs

Isaiah Salinda

Patrick Cover

Michael Johnson

David Sanders

Myles Creighton

Chris Korte

Stanton Schorr

Peter Creighton

Joshua Lee

Hayden Shieh

AJ Crouch

Linus Lilliedahl

Trey Shirley

Stoney Crouch

MJ Maguire

Alex Smalley

Trace Crowe

Leandro Marelli

Ryan Snouffer

Mookie DeMoss

Brandon Matthews

Eric Steger

Lee Detmer

Garrett May

Justin Suh

JustinDoeden

Byron Meth

Jason Thresher

Andrew Dorn

Dylan Meyer

Travis Trace

Brendon Doyle

Velten Meyer

Sean Walsh

Chandler Eaton

Cole Miller

Alex Weiss

Jorge Fernandez Valdes

Cooper Musselman

Chris Wiatr

Patrick Flavin

Patrick Newcomb

Joseph Winslow

Thomas Forster

Bryson Nimmer

Scott Wolfes

Andres Gallegos

Blake Olson

Carson Young

Brad Gehl

Chris O’Neill

Andy Zhang

Bold indicates 2020 tournament winner

Current Points List Top 10

Pos.

Player

Points

1

Bryson Nimmer (Mackenzie Tour)

1,419.000

2

Carson Young (Mackenzie Tour)

762.467

3

Toni Hakula (PGA TOUR Latinoamerica0

675.667

4

Hayden Shieh (Mackenzie Tour)

674.750

5

Justin Doeden (Mackenzie Tour)

580.500

6

Stoney Crouch (Mackenzie Tour)

558.433

7

Cooper Musselman (Mackenzie Tour)

509.500

8

David Pastore (Mackenzie Tour)

472.150

9

Alex Smalley (Mackenzie Tour)

456.000

10

Cole Miller (Mackenzie Tour)

428.833

Field Notes

This week’s field features 78 players from 12 countries: United States (63), Argentina (4), Mexico (2), Brazil (1), Canada (1), China (1), Colombia (1), Finland (1), Germany (1), Netherlands (1), Norway (1), Sweden (1).

2020 Tournament Results

Winner

Tournament

Current

Points Pos.

Bryson Nimmer (Mackenzie Tour)     

Alpharetta Classic

1

Bryson Nimmer (Mackenzie Tour)               

The Championship at Echelon Golf Club

1

Stoney Crouch (Mackenzie Tour)

The Classic at Callaway Gardens

6

Cooper Musselman (Mackenzie Tour)

The Invitational at Auburn University Club

7

Carson Young (Mackenzie Tour)

Jacksonville Championship

2

Toni Hakula (PGA TOUR Latinoamérica)

Harbor Hills

3

Justin Doeden (Mackenzie Tour)

Classic at The Club at Weston Hills

5

Besides his two victories, American Carson Nimmer, a first-team All-American in 2019 at Clemson, lost in a playoff to Cooper Musselman at The Invitational at Auburn University Club. The LOCALiQ Series Championship will be Nimmer’s first start since the Challenge at Harbor Hills. He skipped the Classic at The Club at Weston Hills after receiving an invitation to play in the Korn Ferry Tour’s Orange County Invitational, where he tied for xx.

American Hayden Shieh, who played collegiate golf at Santa Clara, is the highest-ranked player without virtue of a victory. Shieh is No. 4 on the points list on the strength of a runner-up finish at the Alpharetta Classic and a playoff loss at the Classic at Callaway Gardens.

Clemson has been well represented this year. Besides Bryson Nimmer’s two wins, Nimmer’s former Tiger teammate Carson Young also won, capturing the Jacksonville Championship in a playoff at Hidden Hills Country Club. Ironically, Young won a mini tour event at the same venue earlier in 2020.

PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tour Events at TPC Sugarloaf

Year

Tournament

Tour

Winner

2019

Mitsubishi Electric Classic

PGA TOUR Champions

Scott McCarron

2018

Mitsubishi Electric Classic

PGA TOUR Champions

Steve Flesch

2017

Mitsubishi Electric Classic

PGA TOUR Champions

Stephen Ames

2016

Mitsubishi Electric Classic

PGA TOUR Champions

Woody Austin

2015

Greater Gwinnett Championship

PGA TOUR Champions

Olin Browne

2014

Greater Gwinnett Championship

PGA TOUR Champions

Miguel Angel Jimenez

2013

Greater Gwinnett Championship

PGA TOUR Champions

Bernhard Langer

2008

AT&T Classic

PGA TOUR

Ryuji Imada

2007

AT&T Classic

PGA TOUR

Zach Johnson

2006

BellSouth Classic

PGA TOUR

Phil Mickelson

2005

BellSouth Classic

PGA TOUR

Phil Mickelson

2004

BellSouth Classic

PGA TOUR

Zach Johnson

2003

BellSouth Classic

PGA TOUR

Ben Crane

2002

BellSouth Classic

PGA TOUR

Retief Goosen

2001

BellSouth Classic

PGA TOUR

Scott McCarron

2000

BellSouth Classic

PGA TOUR

Phil Mickelson

1999

BellSouth Classic

PGA TOUR

David Duval

1998

BellSouth Classic

PGA TOUR

Tiger Woods

1997

BellSouth Classic

PGA TOUR

Scott McCarron

 

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