BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Quite an opportunity is available for local 50+ golfers who would like a chance — one chance — to take part in the upcoming Allianz Championship at Broken Sound.
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Ryan Dillon, Allianz Championship tournament director, announced today that the PGA Champions Tour tournament will be giving all professional and local amateurs 50 years of age or older one chance to qualify for the Tournament to be held February 4-10, 2013, at The Old Course at Broken Sound.This Allianz OPEN Qualifier, held at the Seagate Country Club in Delray Beach, Florida, (formerly Hamlet Country Club) will be conducted Tuesday, February 5th and will be available to all touring and club professionals along with local amateurs who are all 50 years of age or older and carry a USGA Index of 3.5 or lower.“This is a rare chance for local amateurs and professionals to catch lightning in a bottle and test their mettle against the most serious golfers in the area for the grand prize of teeing it up with the legends of the PGA Tour,” said Allianz Championship Director Ryan Dillon.The Allianz Open Qualifier sign up deadline is Friday, January 25th, having a maximum field of 84 and a minimum field of 40 participants with a cost of $400 per participant. If an amateur does qualify for the Allianz Championship, they will have to give up their amateur status for one year, but can reapply after that term.“We really hope a local golfer qualifies and gets to play in the tournament,” added Dillon. “With many PGA Tour careers starting this way, it would be a great bragging right for our community to have one start here with the Allianz Championship.”The Allianz Championship has a purse of $1.8 Million with an economic impact of $15 million to the South Florida area. Last year’s winner at the Allianz Championship, Corey Pavin, defeated Peter Senior on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. The Allianz Championship was Pavin’s first Champions Tour victory.
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