On Sunday, June 9, 2019, the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation came to a close, congratulating Rhein Gibson on his first Web.com Tour win. The Australian player won the tournament with a 21-under par 193, three shots clear of Michael Miller, after carding six birdies and an eagle. Gibson moved to No. 7 on the money list as he continues efforts to his re-earn his PGA Tour card. Following Miller’s second place finish were Brian Campbell, Jonathan Randolph, and Kristoffer Ventura – tied for third at 16 under par. View full tournament results here. The tournament, hosted at The Cliffs Valley in Travelers Rest and Thornblade Club in Greenville, South Carolina, was shortened to 54 holes due to inclement weather throughout the week. While the rain impacted the duration of play, it had little effect on the spirits of the competition. The celebrity-laced tournament has raised over $13M for local non-profits since 2001, and its philanthropic efforts continued to be a driving theme during this year’s event.
The Cliffs Valley General Manager Jeff Tyrrell shakes hands with Valley resident and retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Mike Moffitt after the ceremonial tee shot.
The tournament kicked off Thursday, June 6 at both clubs. Valley began its opening ceremony with the national anthem, sung by Valley associate Ely Graham. Valley resident and retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Mike Moffitt hit the ceremonial tee shot. Groups followed shortly thereafter and celebrities joined in as part of the philanthropic element of the tournament. Pros, amateurs, and volunteers enjoyed the company and sportsmanship of a cast of players, including:
- Television actor Brian Baumgartner (“Kevin” – The Office)
- MLB All-Star Josh Beckett
- Television actor Lucas Black (NCIS)
- Comedian Larry the Cable Guy
- ESPN Anchor Michael Collins
- Television actress Debbe Dunning (Home Improvement)
- Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev
- NFL player Patrick Peterson
- Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson
- Former MLB player Iván (Pudge) Rodríguez
- Southern Charm star Shep Rose
- Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith
- Former NFL player Josh Scobee
- Former MLB player Fred McGriff
- Football Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre
Proceeds from the tournament benefit Prisma Health Children’s Hospital, Roper Mountain Science Center, Mobile Meals, and Cliffs Residents Outreach.
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