2010 BMW Pro-Am draws record attendance
Published 4:44 pm Friday, May 21, 2010
The 2010 BMW Charity-Pro Am golf tournament, co-hosted by Brights Creek golf club in Mill Spring, drew a record number of fans for the tournament.
The attendance of 57,000 was up 11,000 from last year and 7,000 from the previous high. It was also more than double the attendance in the first year of the tournament in 2001.
See page 16 for lists showing the attendance, tournament winners and the money raised for each of the 10 years of the tournament. The money raised to benefit organizations throughout the region from this years tournament will be announced at a later date.
A record 99 charities will earn funds from the tournament, including a few from the local area. The list includes local nonprofits FENCE and Friends of Harmon Field. The Hickory Nut Gorge Olympiad is also a beneficiary again this year.
The first nine tournaments have raised nearly $7.3 million for 125+ area charities. The charities selected to benefit from the 2010 tournament are listed online at www.bmwcharitygolf.com.
Justin Hicks was the professional winner of this year’s BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament, which included three rounds at Brights Creek golf club in Mill Spring.
Hicks finished the tournament at 20 under par (66, 65, 69, 66).
Listed below are the top finishers in the Pro-Amateur/Pro-Celebrity competitions.
Pro-Amateur/Pro-Celebrity Final Scoring
1st Place $5,000 Scott Gutschewski/Rolf Klam (-47) S.C. Mountains to Midlands Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
2nd Place $4,000 Rob Oppenheim/Jim Rice (-43) Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
T3rd Place $2,000 Garrett Osborn/Mark Osborn (-42) Hidden Treasure Christian School
T3rd Place $2,000 Paul Claxton/Jon McClure (-42) Fellowship of Christian Athletes
T3rd Place $2,000 Leif Olson/Bill Mayrose (-42) The Charles Lea Center Foundation
6th Place $1,000 Fabian Gomez/Jennifer Mills (-41) Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas
T7th Place $1,000 Danny Wax/Milton Kim (-40) Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate
T7th Place $1,000 Brady Schnell/Ronnie Hart (-40) Mobile Meals of Spartanburg
9th Place $1,000 Miguel Carballo/Brian Todd (-39) National Christian College Athletic Association
10th Place $1,000 Phillip Mollica/Dabo Swinney (-38) The Family Effect
T11th Place $1,000 Aaron Watkins/Kurt Russell (-37) Calvary Home for Children
T11th Place $1,000 Adam Bland/Mike Bare (-37) First Tee Greenville
13th Place $1,000 Martin Piller/Brad Skelton (-33) A Childs Haven
14th Place $1,000 Keoke Cotner/Greg Whitten (WD) South Carolina Charities, Inc.