Three Young Local Golfers to Play in the RBC Heritage

Three young local professional golfers making a name for themselves on the PGA TOUR have committed to play in the RBC Heritage. Kyle Stanley is hoping to continue his successful season at the RBC Heritage and thanks to sponsors exemptions, Mark Anderson and Brian Harman will also be competing in the 44th annual event, taking place April 9-15, 2012 over the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island.

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Stanley is a former Clemson University golfer who now lives just over the bridge in nearby Bluffton, SC. He earned his first win on the PGA TOUR in this year's Waste Management Phoenix Open just one week after a devastating loss to Brandt Snedeker on the second playoff hole at the Farmers Insurance Open. He currently ranks number one on both the Money List and FedExCup Points List.

Anderson grew up in Beaufort, South Carolina and still calls it home. The twenty-six year old was awarded a sponsors exemption in 2009 thanks to his 2008 win at the Players Amateur. He played again in 2010 and 2011. In 2011, he competed full time on the Nationwide TOUR, earning a second place finish at the Miccosukee Championship. The University of South Carolina graduate has already competed in four PGA TOUR events in 2012 and carded a top twenty-five finish at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

Savannah, GA native Harman caught the golf world's attention recently during the second round of The Honda Classic when he shattered the course record with a 61. He finished the tournament tied for 12th. The University of Georgia graduate received his first Heritage exemption in 2004 and received another in 2006 after winning the 2005 Players Amateur. In 2010, he made his first PGA TOUR start as a professional, opening with a 68 at the Wyndham Championship. He tied for 8th place in last year's PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament to earn fully exempt, rookie status for 2012.

Daily tickets and weeklong badges for this year's tournament are now on sale online at www.rbcheritage.com or by calling the tournament office at (843) 671-2448. The Hilton Head • Bluffton Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets at their mid-island location and at the Hilton Head Island Welcome Center. The Town of Bluffton Office at 20 Bridge Street is also a Ticket Outlet.

 

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