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Furman Golf Club among hosts for 2017 BMW Charity Pro-Am tournament

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Furman Golf Club to host 2017 BMW Pro-Am tournament. (FOX Carolina/ 12/1/16) Furman Golf Club to host 2017 BMW Pro-Am tournament. (FOX Carolina/ 12/1/16)
Furman Golf Club to host 2017 BMW Pro-Am tournament. (FOX Carolina/ 12/1/16) Furman Golf Club to host 2017 BMW Pro-Am tournament. (FOX Carolina/ 12/1/16)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

News came Thursday that Furman Golf Club would be one of three golf courses to host a popular Web.com Tour event coming to the Upstate next year.

Furman Golf Club along with Thornblade Club and The Preserve at Verdae will all serve as host golf courses for the 2017 BMW Charity Pro-Am tournament where celebrities and amateurs join Web.com Tour professionals in a four-day competition. The tournament is set tot take place from May 18 to May 21 next year.

Bob Nitto, president of BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation, said the event would once again bring great golf and entertainment, as well as the corporation's focus of charitable giving to the Upstate.

"The Furman University Golf Club will be a great addition for our players and for the fans," said Nitto.

The tournament is managed by South Carolina Charities, Inc., a non-profit organization, and has donated more than $12 million to over 200 charities since it began in 2001. Under a three-year agreement with the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour will return to  Greenville through 2018. 

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