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The picturesque Deer Creek Course at the Landings Golf & Athletic Club again will play host to the seventh annual Club Car Championship.

This week’s event has become one of the marquee stops on the Korn Ferry Tour, a developmental tour where players compete to earn their way to the PGA Tour.

Past champions include Sam Burns, who won the title in 2018 and is now No. 21 in the Official World Golf Ranking. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, the betting favorite headed into the Masters Tournament next week, finished second behind Dan McCarthy in 2019 Club Car Championship.

Last year, David Skinns of England provided a great storyline as the 42-year-old University of Tennessee product won by a stroke, edging former Armstrong State star Shad Tuten and Tom Whitney for his third Korn Ferry Tour victory.

SCD Reed Lotter qualifies for Club Car How Savannah Country Day golfer Reed Lotter took the Sam Burns Classic for his biggest win yet

BC golf team primed for state title run How a young Benedictine golf team is looking to make a run at a state championship

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Here’s what to know about the Club Car Classic this week.

Schedule of events:

Wednesday, April 2: There will be an Opening Ceremony held on the 10th hole tee box at noon.

Thursday-Sunday, April 3-6: The action will get started at 9 a.m. each day for ticket holders.

Players to watch

There are 156 golfers in the field who will be competing to make the 36-hole cut on Friday and compete on the weekend. Three former Georgia Southern standouts are in the field.

  • Ben Carr was the runner-up in the 2022 U.S. Amateur and earned spots in the 2023 Masters and U.S. Open tournaments. He is playing in on a sponsor’s exemption and making his debut on the Korn Ferry Tour.

  • Former Eagle star Steven Fisk, who has a school-record nine collegiate wins and finished second in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, will also be teeing it up.

  • The pair will be joined by Mason Williams from the GS Class of 2023, who punched his ticket to the tournament by shooting a 63 in a Monday qualifier.

  • Every player ranked inside the top 50 on the Korn Ferry Tour Points List is in the field this week.

  • Three past champions are in the field this week: T.J. Vogel (2022), Evan Harmeling (2020) and Dan McCarthy (2019).

  • In addition to the three player from Georgia Southern, 12 players with collegiate ties in Georgia are in the field with eight from Georgia Tech (Shunyat Hak, Paul Haley II, Connor Howe, Chris Petefish, Seth Reeves, Ollie Schniederjans, Ross Steelman and Richy Werenski) and four from the University of Georgia (Erik Compton, Joey Garber, Trent Phillips and Spencer Ralston).

Other notables in the field include Mason Anderson and Kevin Velo, who are No. 1 and No. 2 among the Korn Ferry Tour money leaders. Anderson, the former Arizona State star, has won $233,483, while Velo, a former San Jose State standout, has pocketed $219,150.

Television coverage

The Golf Channel is set to broadcast the tournament, putting the spotlight on one of the top golf courses in the South. It is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets

Tickets for the Club Car Championship can be purchased at clubcarchampionshipattlc.com/tickets. Several ticket options are available. Daily tickets start at $10, and kids 17 and under receive free grounds access with a ticketed adult. In addition, the tournament offers free admission to all approved Active Duty, National Guard, Military Reserve Service Members, Military Retirees, Military Veterans and First Responders.

Dennis Knight covers sports for the Savannah Morning News. Contact him at Dknight@savannahnow.com. Twitter: @DennisKnightSMN

This article originally appeared on Savannah Morning News: Korn Ferry Tour: Club Car Championship returns to Savannah

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