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TOURNAMENT ACTION BOOK A TEE TIME > C L I C K H E R E T O R E A D M O R E O N T H E 2 0 1 5 I N D I A N W E L L S P R O ' A M I N V I TAT I O N A L A full field of 28 teams com- peted for a cache of prizes at the inaugural Indian Wells Pro-Am Invitational in late January. "It was a resounding success for participants and sponsors alike," said Tournament Host Leven Shirey. "The quality of the event sponsors allowed us to offer a high-level experience and great prizes for our players, which included exceptional profes- sional and amateur golfers." The five-player teams included lo- cals and visitors from as far away as Canada competing on the Players Course. Eleven of the teams took home prizes that included rounds of golf, equipment and getaways. Former Oklahoma Sooner Jesse Schutte shot a 66, winning the $3,000 first-place check and the Champion's Conquest Award. His amateur team, consisting of desert residents Henry Chiang, Justin Steffens, Justin Kadin and Joe Fryler, also captured first place. They were each awarded a two- night stay-and-play package at Wynn Resort and Golf Club in Las Vegas. Indian Wells Golf Resort PGA pro Eric Solander took second place in the professional field with a 67, along with capturing two skins on holes 3 and 6. Bighorn Golf Club's Raenel Mark- stein won the closest-to-the-pin con- test on No. 12, and Jason Groshak from Victoria Golf Course in British Columbia hit the most accurate drive. After a day of play, lunch and cock- tails, participants were treated to an awards reception. Organizers already are planning for the 2016 event, which will keep its traditional placement of Super Bowl weekend with the pro-am party on Feb. 5 and the tournament on Feb. 6. Sign-ups will begin this summer. "As the Coachella Valley's premier Pro-Am Invitational, we strive to de- liver an experience unlike any other for both the participants and spon- sors," Shirey says. "And we are look- ing forward to building on this solid foundation for years to come." THRILL OF VICTORY Locals capture inaugural Indian Wells Pro-Am Invitational << Winning pro Jesse Schutte (second from left) and his amateur team celebrate at the awards ceremony, along with Tournament Director Leven Shirey (second from right). TEAM SPIRIT! A few spots still remain for the third annual Desert Two Ball Challenge set for April 10-12. The event will take place on three Coachella Valley courses: the Pete Dye Course at Westin Mission Hills, Classic Club, and the Celebrity Course at In- dian Wells, where the post-event awards banquet also will be held. The field is limited to 72 teams. CLICK HERE to enter online or call (760) 834-3823 for more details. 2015 DESERT TWO BALL CHALLENGE

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