Golden State Warriors star Andre Iguodala to compete in Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae Pro-Am on Wednesday
Former Cal great Max Homa set to join 2015 NBA Finals MVP at TPC Stonebrae
HAYWARD, Calif. – July 26, 2016 – Golden State Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala will play alongside 2013 NCAA Champion and former University of California-Berkeley star Max Homa during Wednesday’s Pro-Am at the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae.
The duo of Iguodala and Homa will be joined by Ellie Mae President & CEO, Jonathan Corr, as well as other Ellie Mae customers and partners participating in the event.
“We are ecstatic to have Andre Iguodala in our Wednesday Pro-Am,” said Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae tournament director Trish Gregovich. “The Golden State Warriors have been an inspiration to many in the East Bay area, and his participation will help to further elevate the excitement for this tournament as we enter our seventh year.”
Iguodala, a member of the Warriors since the 2013-14 season, was named NBA Finals Most Valuable Player during the team’s remarkable run to the championship in 2015.
The 32-year-old was an All-Star selection in 2012, and was named to the NBA’s All-Defensive Team twice while splitting time between roles as a small forward and shooting guard. In 2012, Iguodala represented the United States in the Summer Olympics, where Team USA was victorious in capturing a gold medal.
"We're thrilled to participate in the Ellie Mae Classic,” said Warriors Community Foundation Executive Director Jose Gordon. “The Web.com Tour and Ellie Mae share our vision of positively impacting the community, and Andre will be joined in the Pro-Am by members of our ownership group, coaching staff and front office. With the Warriors Community Foundation selected as the tournament beneficiary, we’re honored to help develop the Bay Area’s premier golf event.”
Homa spent four years as one of the Golden Bears’ top performers, winning the 2013 NCAA Championship as an individual while earning first-team All-American honors as a senior during one of the best seasons in program history.
The 25-year-old split time between the PGA TOUR and the Web.com Tour over the last three years, winning twice on the latter. Homa claimed his inaugural title at the 2014 BMW Charity Pro-Am, then won again last month at the inaugural Rust-Oleum Championship outside of Chicago.
Iguodala, Homa and Corr are slated to tee off at 12:20 p.m. (PST) on Wednesday. Media is invited to join for the Pro-Am with viewing capabilities from the Ellie Mae Sky Box on the 18th green.
The tournament will begin on Thursday morning at TPC Stonebrae, with 156 players competing for a $600,000 purse. Past winners of the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae include PGA TOUR winners Tony Finau (2014), Daniel Chopra (2011) and Kevin Chappell (2010), who is currently No. 8 in the TOUR’s FedExCup standings with four top-three finishes over the course of the 2015-16 season.
For additional information on the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae, visit www.elliemaeclassic.com.
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About the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae
The Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae is in its seventh year on the Web.com Tour. The Championship will consist of 156-player field, competing for a purse of $600,000 at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, California. Proceeds from all ticket sales generated by the tournament will benefit local charities.
About the Web.com Tour
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf's biggest stage. In 2013, the Web.com Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012, with a 10-year agreement in place through 2021. This season marks the 27th year of competition on the Web.com Tour. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won more than 425 PGA TOUR titles, including 21 majors and five PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its Tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, has surpassed $2 billion in charitable giving. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, or follow the Tour on social media via Twitter (@WebDotComTour), Facebook (facebook.com/WebDotComTour) and Instagram (Instagram.com/WebDotComTour).
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About TPC Stonebrae Country Club
The development of our Club was completed with the 2014 opening of our award winning Clubhouse and full range of enhanced sport and fitness amenities. David McLay Kidd took full advantage of the undulating landscape and breathtaking panoramic vistas of the natural site to craft meticulously 18 championship holes which balance playability with strategy and stunning beauty. Wind and weather make playing the course a different challenge every day.
About Ellie Mae
Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) is a leading provider of innovative on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry. Mortgage lenders of all sizes use Ellie Mae’s Encompass® all-in-one mortgage management solution, Mavent Compliance Service, and AllRegs research, reference and education resources to improve compliance, loan quality and efficiency across the entire mortgage lifecycle. Visit EllieMae.com or call 877.355.4362 to learn more.
About the Warriors Community Foundation
The Warriors Community Foundation is dedicated to making a meaningful impact on the lives of underserved youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Foundation awards grants to support educational equity in Alameda and San Francisco Counties, rebuilds public basketball courts around the Bay Area and donates thousands of tickets each season to local schools and nonprofits. Established in 2012, the Foundation is sustained by generous contributions from Warriors owners, players, partners and fans. To learn more, visit warriors.com/foundation or follow the Foundation on Twitter (@GSWFoundation) and Instagram (@GSWFoundation).
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