Saturday Tee Times

TEE #1

8:35AM Gary Hallberg Denver, CO 72
  Brian Henninger Wilsonville, OR 72
  Jerry Smith Scottsdale, AZ      71
8:45AM Fred Funk Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 71
  Jeff Hart Solana Beach, CA 71
  Stephen Ames Calgary Alberta, Canada 72
8:55AM Jeff Sluman Hinsdale, IL 71
  Russ Cochran Paducah, KY 71
  Michael Allen Scottsdale, AZ 71
9:05AM Hal Sutton Shreveport, LA 71
  Scott Verplank Edmond, OK 71
  Steve Jones Tempe, AZ 71
9:15AM Lee Janzen Orlando, FL 70
  Colin Montgomerie* Gleneagles, Scotland 70
  Mark Brooks Fort Worth, TX 71
9:25AM Paul Goydos Long Beach, CA 70
  Marco Dawson Merritt Island, FL 70
  Mark Calcavecchia Tequesta, FL 70
9:35AM Loren Roberts Memphis, TN 70
  Wes Short, Jr. Austin, TX 70
  Kirk Triplett Scottsdale, AZ 70
9:45AM Brad Faxon Barrington, RI 69
  Joey Sindelar Horsehead, NY 70
  Gil Morgan Edmond, OK 70
9:55AM David Frost West Palm Beach, FL 69
  Bart Bryant Winter Garden, FL 69
  Joe Durant Pensacola Beach, FL 69
10:05AM  Kenny Perry Franklin, KY 68
  Tom Lehman Scottsdale, AZ 68
  Neal Lancaster Smithfield, NC 69
10:15AM Kevin Sutherland Sacramento, CA 68
  Greg Kraft Belleair, FL 68
  Olin Browne Tequesta, FL 68
10:25AM John Riegger Henderson, NV 67
  Rod Spittle Niagara Falls, Ont, Canada 68
  Duffy Waldorf New Smyrna Beach, FL 68
10:35AM       Bernhard Langer* Munich, Germany 65
  Gene Sauers Savannah, GA 67
  Scott Dunlap     Sarasota, FL 67

TEE #2

8:35AM Jay Don Blake St. George, UT 72
  Rocco Mediate Greensburg, PA 72
  John Cook Orlando, FL 72
8:45AM Hale Irwin* Paradise Valley, AZ 72
  Woody Austin Derby, KS 72
  Grant Waite Palmerston North, New Zealand 73
8:55AM Jesper Parnevik Stockholm, Sweden 73
  Jay Delsing Chesterfield, MO 73
  Craig Stadler Evergreen, CO 73
9:05AM Sandy Lyle* Perthshire, Scotland 73
  Mark Wiebe Denver, CO 73
  Corey Pavin Los Angeles, CA 73
9:15AM Jeff Maggert Sea Pines, SC 74
  Peter Senior Queensland, Australia 74
  Chien Soon Lu Taipei, Taiwan 74
9:25AM Tom Byrum San Antonio, TX 74
  Jim Thorpe Heathrow, FL 74
  John Huston Palm Harbor, FL 74
9:35AM Skip Kendall Windermere, FL 74
  Mike Goodes Reidsville, NC 74
  Tom Pernice Jr. Nashville, TN 74
9:45AM Tom Kite* Austin, TX 74
  Billy Andrade Bristol, RI 74
  Esteban Toledo Mexicali, Mexico 74
9:55AM P.H. Horgan III Newport, RI 74
  Scott McCarron La Quinta, CA 75
  Wayne Levi Naples, FL 75
10:05AM  Mike Hulbert Orlando, FL 75
  Scott Hoch Orlando, FL 75
  Steve Lowery Birmingham, AL 75
10:15AM Ian Woosnam Oswestry, Wales 75
  Dick Mast Lynchburg, VA 75
  Carlos Franco Asuncion, Paraguay 76
10:25AM Steve Pate Westlake Village, CA 76
  Scott Parel Augusta, GA 76
  Roger Chapman Ascot, England 77
10:35AM       Tom Purtzer Scottsdale, AZ 78
  Bob Tway Edmond, OK 78
  Tommy Armour III Las Vegas, NV      78
10:45AM       Bobby Wadkins Richmond, VA 79
  Bob Gilder Scottsdale, AZ 79
  Nolan Henke Fort Meyers, FL 81


First Round Recap

Bernhard Langer posted a bogey-free 7-under-par 65 on Friday to open up a two-stroke margin over Gene Sauers, Scott Dunlap and John Riegger after the opening round of the 15th annual SAS Championship at Prestonwood Country Club. Playing in a group with Colin Montgomerie and Jeff Maggert, Langer got off to a quick start with birdies on his first two holes and cruised to the opening-round lead on the 7,240-yard layout. A former winner of this event in 2012, he has also finished in the top 10 in four of his last five starts here.

Bernhard Langer has now posted 17 consecutive sub-par rounds, the best current streak on the Champions Tour. His last round over par was in late June at the U.S. Senior Open in Sacramento when he opened with a 1-over-par 71. Of his last 22 rounds on Tour, 17 of those rounds have ended with a score in the 60s.

Bernhard Langer has led or shared the first-round lead 22 times in his Champions Tour career, including 10 where he held sole possession of the lead. The last time he held sole possession of the lead was in June when he went wire-to-wire to win the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship.

Bernhard Langer’s best previous showing after the opening round here was a T4 in 2013.

First-round leaders/co-leaders have won this event six times in the previous 14 years at Prestonwood, including four of the last eight times in Cary. First-round leaders did not win in 2009, 2011, 2012 or 2014.

So far in 2015 on the Champions Tour, first-round leaders/co-leaders has won four of the first 20 events. The last to do so was Marco Dawson at the Senior Open Championship.

A late addition to the 81-player field when Dan Forsman withdrew with a shoulder injury on Wednesday, John Riegger is currently one of three players tied for second, two behind Langer.

Monday qualifier Greg Kraft, who was making just his seventh start on the Champions Tour, opened with a 4-under-par 68 and is among seven players tied for fifth.

Eagles were scarce in Friday’s opening round with Scott Hoch and Rod Spittle (both on No. 12) the only two players to record an eagle.

Defending champion Kirk Triplett finished with a 2-under-par 70 and is T17

Colin Montgomerie and Jeff Maggert, who currently share the lead in the season-long Charles Schwab Cup race, opened with rounds of 70 and 73, respectively. Montgomerie is T17 and Maggert is T45.

Hole No. 18 ranked as the most difficult hole on Friday with an average score of 4.247 (+.247), while No. 17 was the easiest with an average score of 4.531 (-.469). Hole No. 6 was the most difficult to birdie as just six players made birdies.

The field averaged 72.185 in the first round, a drop from the first-round average in 2014 – 72.506.

Bogey-free rounds:
R1: Bernhard Langer, Gene Sauers, Scott Dunlap, Duffy Waldorf, Joey Sindelar

Current Leaderboard:
Bernhard Langer 65/-7

Gene Sauers 67/-5
Scott Dunlap 67/-5
John Riegger 67/-5
Rod Spittle 68/-4

Duffy Waldorf 68/-4
Kevin Sutherland 68/-4
Greg Kraft 68/-4
Olin Browne 68/-4
Kenny Perry 68/-4
Tom Lehman 68/-4             

Thursday Pro-Am Results

Thursday Morning Pro-Am Results
First Place Team (48)
Professional: Mark Wiebe
Amateurs: Stu Bradley, Cathy Nanos, David Stewart, Ashley Narron

Second Place Team (49)
Professional: Brian Henninger
Amateurs: Bob Kampe, Jay Muelhoefer, Bernie Spang, Dwight Tausz

Third Place Team (51)
Professional: Jerry Smith
Amateurs: Colin Freemark

Proximity Awards
Men’s Long Drive Hole 7 – Grant Talbot
Closest to the Pin Hole 8 – Jeremy Jokinen
Ladies’ Longest Drive Hole 12 – Barb Brandon

Thursday Afternoon Pro-Am Results
First Place Team (51, won on 1st scorecard playoff hole)  
Professional: Russ Cochran
Amateurs: Don Minnick, Steve Noga, Brian Kelly, Curtis Medeiros

Second Place Team (51, won on 2nd scorecard playoff hole)
Professional: Kirk Triplett
Amateurs: Athula Alwis, Jay Gould, Christopher Carnal, Brandon Annett

Third Place Team (51)
Professional: Michael Allen
Amateurs: Brad Martin, Elaine Beeman, Ernie Stevens, Jeffrey Owens

Proximity Awards
Men’s Long Drive Hole 7 – Nate Brill
Closest to the Pin Hole 8 – Steve Ostroff
Ladies’ Longest Drive Hole 12 – Elaine Beeman

Wednesday Pro-Am Results

Wednesday Morning Pro-Am Results

First Place Team (49)
Professional: Scott Parel
Amateurs: Norm Harks, Paul Ochsner, Sonny Halili, Gil Genio

Second Place Team (52, won in scorecard playoff)
Professional: Skip Kendall
Amateurs: Chris Gosk, Will Spears, Scott MacConnell, Mike Allen

Third Place Team (52)
Professional: Stephen Ames
Amateurs: Jody Roach, Keith Roach, Matt Draqone, Ed Huneycutt

Proximity Awards
Men’s Long Drive Hole 7 – Jonathan Williams
Closest to the Pin Hole 8 – Jim Tavernit

Wednesday Afternoon Pro-Am Results

First Place Team (49, won in first hole playoff)
Professional: Rod Spittle
Amateurs: Mark McMahon, Mark Merritt, Blair Campbell, and Peter Cuthbert

Second Place Team (49)
Professional: Joey Sindelar
Amateurs: Bob Kampe, Jay Muelhoefer, Bernie Spang, Dwight Tausz

Third Place Team (50)
Professional: Roger Chapman
Amateurs: Rob Harper, Carry Price, Rick Stout, Mark Byrd

Proximity Awards:
Men’s Longest Drive Hole 7 – Mark Clare
Closest to the Pin Hole 8 – Charles Brooks
Ladies Long Drive Hole 12 – Barb Brandon

Kasey Tyndall Added as Musical Act at Food Truck Friday

Trucks include Humble Pig, Baguettaboutit, Stuft and Captain Poncho’s

CARY, N.C. (Sept. 23, 2015) – Rising country star Kasey Tyndall has been announced as the headlining musical act for Food Truck Friday presented by Aetna taking place Oct. 9 during the SAS Championship presented by Bloomberg Businessweek. The tournament is an official event on the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour celebrating its 15th anniversary this year at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.

“Food Truck Friday will be a great way for fans and families to kick-off the weekend and enjoy great food and live music,” said Tournament Director Jeff Kleiber. “Adding Kasey to the event will make this year even better and we’re glad to be bringing more than just talented golfers to Cary.”

Tyndall gained popularity and industry notice after winning a highly competitive contest hosted by QDR 94.7 which provided her the opportunity to sing a duet with country star Keith Urban at his tour stop in Raleigh last year. Since then, Tyndall has opened for other popular artists including Parmalee, Thompson Square and Corey Smith and has written and recorded with Nashville talents Tyler Cain and Nick Autry.

This year’s food truck lineup includes local favorites The Humble Pig (BBQ), Baguettaboutit (Stuffed Baguettes), Stuft (Gourmet Potatoes), and Captain Poncho’s (Tacos). Food Truck Friday is open to all Friday tournament attendees. The trucks will begin serving at 4 p.m., following the completion of first round tournament play, and will serve until 8 p.m.

Daily Tickets are $20, and children 17 and under are admitted free courtesy of the News & Observer. All ticket options are available online or by calling 919-531-GOLF.

Top 10 Charles Schwab Cup Points Leaders Commit

Fourteen of the fifteen winners in 2015 headed to Prestonwood

CARY, N.C. (Sept. 16, 2015) – Jeff Maggert and World Golf Hall of Fame members Colin Montgomerie and Bernhard Langer, all winners this season and leaders in the Charles Schwab Cup points race, have committed to play in the SAS Championship presented by Bloomberg Businessweek. The annual PGA TOUR Champions Tour event is taking place Oct. 5 – 11 at Prestonwood Country Club and will celebrate its 15th anniversary in Cary. 

“In fifteen years of the SAS Championship, this is probably one of our most competitive fields to date,” said Tournament Director Jeff Kleiber. “With how our event falls on the calendar, it’s a crucial event in the Charles Schwab Cup points race that players need to do well in if they want to make a run at the season-long points title. When you have a field like this, you know it will make for an exciting three days in October.”  

Maggert currently holds the top position with 2,992 total points through 16 events after claiming four titles this season including two majors, the Regions Tradition and the U.S. Senior Open. Montgomerie is a narrow 119 points behind, winning the Senior PGA Championship in May and finishing runner-up to Maggert twice during his major victories. Langer, the 2012 SAS Champion, is 388 points back after recording 10 top 10 finishes this season including the Senior Players Championship.

The remaining players in the top 10 and currently committed to play include Marco Dawson, Billy Andrade, Kevin Sutherland, Joe Durant, Woody Austin, Lee Janzen and Esteban Toledo. Dawson has won twice this season and Andrade has won once, bringing a total of fourteen of the fifteen winners to Cary next month. Other winners this season include Durant, Paul Goydos, David Frost, Olin Browne, Ian Woosnam, Mark Calcavecchia, Jerry Smith and 2011 SAS Champion Kenny Perry.

Woosnam and Smith will be making their first appearances at the SAS Championship alongside Champions Tour rookies, Grant Waite, Nolan Henke, Jesper Parnevik, Carlos Franco, and Scott McCarron. CLICK HERE TO VIEW LATEST COMMITMENT LIST

Daily Tickets are $20, and children 17 and under are admitted free courtesy of the News & Observer. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS OR CALL 919-531-GOLF.

Parrot’s Landing presented by Guacamaya Fresh Mex Debuts

SAS 15 Parrots Landing Debut Featured Image

CARY, N.C. (June 11, 2015) – Parrot’s Landing presented by Guacamaya Fresh Mex at 17 green will make its debut at this year’s SAS Championship presented by Bloomberg Businessweek, an official event on the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour. Officials also announced the addition of defending champion Kirk Triplett to the tournament field which is scheduled for Oct. 5 -11 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary. 

Parrot’s Landing will feature a catered lunch buffet, open bar, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, and daily passes. As an exclusive debut offer, daily Parrot’s Landing passes are on sale for $100 through the end of the month, a savings of $20. Both individual passes and corporate ticket packages are available

“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with the SAS Championship and to be a part of such a great event,” said Joseph Lytton, owner of Guacamaya Fresh Mex.

Parrot’s Landing will be located at 17 green, formerly the Eagle’s Nest. The premier viewing location is at the green of a reachable par 5, where many SAS Champions have been decided.

“The addition of Guacamaya as a SAS Championship partner is great for our tournament and our fans,” said Tournament Director Jeff Kleiber. “We’re looking forward to the enhancements they will create for spectators and to build on the community partners we’ve established here in Cary over the last 14 years.”

On-site VIP parking is also available for $100. Each purchaser will be able to park in the same lot as the Champions Tour pros and have their name designated on official tournament signage. Daily tickets, valid one day, are $15 and children 17 and under are admitted free courtesy of the News & Observer.

Volunteer Registration Opens and Tickets Now On Sale

CARY, N.C. (April 13, 2015) – After another memorable Masters tournament over the weekend, tournament officials for the SAS Championship presented by Bloomberg Businessweek announced the opening of volunteer registration and ticket sales for the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour event taking place at Prestonwood Country Club, Oct. 5 -11 in Cary.

“It’s hard to believe we’re celebrating 15 years of the SAS Championship this year,” said Tournament Director Jeff Kleiber. “Each year the event continues to grow in size and scale thanks to the tremendous amount of support we receive from our patrons, partners and volunteers. We’re looking forward to what lies ahead for the tournament and the outstanding community events we’ve created that add to the celebration of tournament week.”

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In the 14 years of the SAS Championship, volunteers have played an integral role in the tournament’s success from its’ first tee shots in 2001, to the community-driven events like Executive Women’s Day, Food Truck Friday, Live Fearless 5k and the WakeMed Families First Fun Fest, volunteers have helped make it one of the most successful events on the Champions Tour. 

Over 700 volunteers are needed for Oct. 5 – 11 and there are a number of different committees available; golf knowledge is a plus but not required.

“I hear from our volunteers all the time, many of whom have been with the event since it began, that tournament week is one of their favorite weeks of the year so I would encourage anyone interested in supporting our community to register,” said Kleiber.

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Ticket options for the SAS Championship feature exclusive hospitality and parking options, including the fan-favorite Eagles’ Nest at 17 green for $100. Each Eagles’ Nest ticket includes a catered lunch, open bar and snacks at the premium hospitality suite located at the pivotal par-5 17th hole. On-site VIP parking is also available for $95. Each purchaser will be able to park in the same lot as the Champions Tour pros and have their name designated on official tournament signage. Daily tickets, valid one day, are $15 and children 17 and under are admitted free courtesy of the News & Observer.

Kirk Triplett Wins SAS Championship

Holds off Lehman, Perry and Langer at Prestonwood Country Club

CARY, N.C. (OCTOBER  12, 2014) – Kirk Triplett (70-63-69=-14) claimed his second victory of the year and fourth of his Champions Tour career after winning the 2014 SAS Championship presented by Bloomberg Businessweek. Triplett, who finished third in 2013, entered Sunday with a two-stroke lead after shooting a 9-under par 63 in the second round. With the win, Triplett earned 315 Charles Schwab Cup points moving up three places to No. 6 in the year-long points race and collected $315,000 in prize money.

“A few bogeys and had some bounce backs.  But, yeah, to win two tournaments in a year, I guess I always set out at the start of the year to win a tournament and then sometimes if it happens early, it doesn't happen that often,” said Triplett. “But if it happens early in the year, maybe I kind of lose track of what's going on.  It's kind of nice to win out here.”

Triplett had the shot of the week Saturday evening, after his 8 iron from 143 yards rolled into the bottom of the cup for an eagle on the 18 giving him a two-stroke lead to enter the final day. On Sunday, Triplett held off charges from Tom Lehman, who birdied 16 and eagled 17 en route to a runner up finish.

Former SAS Champions Bernhard Langer (2012) and Kenny Perry (2011) also made runs at the leader but no one would come within two strokes of Triplett on Sunday. Langer and Perry finished tied for third at 10 under with Langer carding a 68 while Perry birdied five of the six final holes to turn in a 67. Langer extended his Charles Schwab Cup points lead by finishing the final two rounds without a bogey at Prestonwood Country Club.

“I think all you have to do is look at the field and that usually tells you what the players think of the tournament,” Triplett said. “Sometimes players have conflicts and can't make it to events, but I think most guys put this one on their schedule pretty early.  The golf course is very nice, always in good shape.” 

Final Rounds Notes

SAS Championship – the 23rd of 26 Charles Schwab Cup events on the 2014 Champions Tour
Cary, NC
October 10-12, 2014

Purse: $2,100,000 ($315,000/winner; 315 Charles Schwab Cup points)
Prestonwood Country Club                                                            
Par/Yards: 72/7,212

Weather: Mostly cloudy and cool with a light drizzle throughout the day and high temperatures in the low-60s. Winds were from the NE at 5-15 mph and lift, clean and place rules were utilized again for a second straight day.    

Final Leaderboard





Kirk Triplett

70-63-69—202 (-14)


Tom Lehman

67-68-70—205 (-11)


Bernhard Langer

73-65-68—206 (-10)


Kenny Perry

72-67-67—206 (-10)


Paul Goydos

68-67-72—207 (-9)


Mark McNulty

72-68-67—207 (-9)


Kevin Sutherland

69-68-70—207 (-9)

Kirk Triplett managed to recover from each of his three bogeys in the final round, making a birdie after each one, and his final-round 3-under 69 led to an easy three-stroke victory over Tom Lehman at the 2014 SAS Championship. Triplett started the final round with a two-stroke lead over both Paul Goydos and Lehman and each player could get no closer than that margin at any point during the final round. Triplett’s 15-foot birdie putt at the par-5 12th hole gave him a four-stroke advantage and at that point, it was his tournament to lose with six holes to play. Down the stretch, he proceeded to make five pars and a two-putt birdie from 30 feet at the par-5 17th and waltzed to an easy victory.       








With His Victory…Kirk Triplett

Triplett won his fourth career title on the Champions Tour in his 57th start on the Champions Tour and has now collected multiple titles for the first time ever in a TOUR season. In addition to winning back-to-back Nature Valley First Tee Opens at Pebble Beach in 2012-13, Triplett captured The ACE Group Classic in Naples earlier this year, defeating Bernhard Langer, Olin Browne and Duffy Waldorf by a stroke.

Triplett joined Bernhard Langer (5), Colin Montgomerie (2), Kenny Perry (2) and Fred Couples (2) as the fifth multiple winner on the Champions Tour this year.

Triplett won the SAS Championship this year in his third appearance in the tournament. He finished third last year after trailing Russ Cochran, the eventual winner in 2013, by two strokes after 36 holes.

Triplett earned 315 Charles Schwab Cup points and increased his yearly total in the Schwab Cup race to 1,273 points, good enough for sixth position in the season-long standings.

Triplett received a check for $315,000 and increased his 2014 earnings total to $1,247,793 and moved up into fourth place on the current money list. It marks the second straight year he’s eclipsed the seven-figure mark in single-season earnings on the Champions Tour.

Triplett won three times on the PGA TOUR (2000 Nissan Open, 2003 Reno-Tahoe Open, 2006 Chrysler Classic of Tucson) and also became the oldest winner on the Tour when he claimed the 2011 News Sentinel Open in Knoxville at 49 years, 4 months, 25 days.

Triplett’s stats/rank:  Fairways Hit-38/45 (4th)             Greens Hit-44/54 (T5)             Putts-87 (T17)

Final-Round Notes/Statistics at the SAS Championship

Kirk Triplett’s three-stroke victory over Tom Lehman was the biggest winning margin on the Champions Tour since Bernhard Langer’s record 13-stroke triumph at the Senior Open Championship in July. It was also the biggest winning margin at the SAS Championship since 2008 when Eduardo Romero defeated Tom Kite by three strokes.  

Triplett’s 70 in the opening round was the highest start by a winner at the SAS Championship since Bruce Lietzke opened with a 72 in 2002 and coincidentally, he also won with a 14-under 202 total.   

Bernhard Langer’s T3 effort today, coupled with Colin Montgomerie finishing outside of the top 10 (T19), increased Langer’s lead in the Charles Schwab Cup race. Langer earned 138 points today and now has a total of 3,762 total points on the season. Montgomerie remains in second place with 2,991 points and now trails Langer by 771 points with three events remaining this season. Montgomerie will have an opportunity to cut into Langer’s lead at the Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn this week as the Charles Schwab Cup points leader is not entered in the event.  

Bernhard Langer also earned a check for $138,075 today and increased his overall 2014 season earnings to $2,842,089. He’s now just $186,215 short of Hale Irwin’s all-time record total of $3,028,304 established in 2002.

Guy Boros, an open qualifier this week at the SAS Championship, finished T10 at the SAS Championship and  he earned a spot into the upcoming Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn as a result of being the highest non-exempt player among the top 10. Tom Byrum earned a spot into this week’s SAS Championship by being the highest non-exempt player among the top 10 at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and he finished T30 this week at Prestonwood.  

Two players who had taken more than a month off from the Champions Tour shook off the rust in their games on Sunday and finished T3 this week. Bernhard Langer’s T3 included a final-round 68 and he played his last 49 holes of the event without making a bogey. It was Langer’s 14th career third-place finish. Kenny Perry birdied five of his last six holes to post a 5-under 67. Perry had not played in any tournament since the PGA Championship in mid-August and in a Champions Tour event since winning the 3M Championship in early August.

Mark McNulty, playing with a heavy heart today, carded a 5-under 67 and vaulted into a T5, his best finish on the Champions Tour since placing solo fifth at the Constellation Senior Players Championship in late June.  McNulty moved from 41st on the money list into the 35th position. His long-time caddie Rocky Hobday passed away yesterday after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Paul Goydos moved into the top-30 on the 2014 money list after his T5 performance this week. Goydos started the week in 33rd position, but he’s now in 29th place with $587,288. Steve Pate started the week on the bubble at No. 30 and he’s now 31st, just $27,207 back of Esteban Toledo. The top 30 on the 2014 money list after the AT&T Championship earn a spot in the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Defending champion Russ Cochran finished T50 this week. Cochran, who also won the 2010 SAS Championship, was bidding for a third victory at Prestonwood…Brad Faxon’s 6-under 66 was the low round of the day and moved him up 40 spots into a T25…Kirk Triplett’s 19 birdies were the most this week while Bernhard Langer only made two bogeys, the fewest by a player in the field.

Here’s a comparison of the scoring averages at Prestonwood from Round 1/Round 2 over the last two years:

Year                Round 1/Sub-Par Rds.            Round 2/Sub-Par Rds             Round 3/Sub-Par Rds

2014                72.506/29                                70.313/51                                71.837/37                       


2013                71.468/42                                70.835/46                                71.089/45