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Indian Wells Insider - February 2017

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BooK A tEE tiME TOURNAMENTS T he third annual Indian Wells Pro-Am Invita- tional on Feb. 3-4 was a touchdown in more ways than one. The Super Bowl weekend event not only pro- duced an inspiring redemption story in professional winner Brian Miller, but proved to once again be a highlight of the sea- son at Indian Wells Golf Resort. The event kicked off with a Friday din- ner and reception for all participants at Vue Grille & Bar. On Sat- urday, amateurs were grouped with the pros as a full field of 26 teams teed it up on the Players Course. Miller, a former Saddleback College and San Diego State University player who has com- peted on the mini tours for more than a decade, avenged last year's loss in a two-hole playoff by carding four birdies over the final six holes to shoot 65 and take home the $3,000 winner's check. He edged runner-up Riley Wheeldon by two strokes. "It was really cool to see Brian win this year," said Direc- tor of Golf Joe Williams, noting that Miller also shot 65 last year before losing in extra holes. "He has played two pretty im- pressive rounds at our place over the last two years." In the amateur division, the Canadian team of Don Seretsky, Steve Hess, Carl Hess and Brett Hess shot 112 and won by four strokes, earning a trip to Whistler with accommodations and two rounds of golf. Indian Wells residents Allan Jones, Gary Browne, Andy Fisher and Peter Kim placed second and won a trip to TPC Sawgrass. The event was supported by a long list of sponsors, headed by the City of Indian Wells. A Titleist-FootJoy virtual store was set up for all amateurs to shop for a tee prize of their choosing. Participants enjoyed Tito's Handmade Vodka at one tee box and a barbeque station at another, along with other tastings around the course. "This is absolutely one of our biggest events of the year," said Williams, who shot 71 to finish in a tie for sixth among the pros. "We're really pleased with how it's gone, and we're going to continue to grow it." thrill of victory 2017 Pro-Am Invitational produces a cast of winners WATCH! The Pro-Am featured an inspiring professional winner and plenty of fun for amateurs on the golf course. COMPLETE RESULTS Á Á ARE YOU PLANNING A GOLF OUTING? CLICK HERE.

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