FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 27, 2012
John Peterson, the 2011 NCAA Champion for LSU who tied for fourth in the U.S. Open, has accepted a sponsor’s exemption into the Frys.com Open, according to Tournament Director Jeff Sanchez.
The Fort Worth, Texas native who now lives in Baton Rouge, LA has made five cuts in six starts on the PGA TOUR in 2012, earning $390,000 on his outstanding play. If he wins approximately $670,000, equivalent to 125th place on last year’s money list, he could become exempt for the 2013 season without participating in the Fall qualifying tournament.
Bud Cauley earned his TOUR card in that manner last year with his third place finish in the Frys.com Open.
“John Peterson became well known for contending for the U.S. Open title and the Frys.com Open is pleased to have him play in our tournament,” said Sanchez. Peterson won the Arnold Palmer Award for his college play in 2011.
Previously accepting an exemption was Patrick Cantlay, who first played as a professional last week in The Travelers Championship. The Frys.com Open may award a total of eight sponsor exemptions.
The Frys.com Open will be played the week of October 8-14, 2012 at CordeValle Golf Club. PGA TOUR members have until October 5th to commit to play in the $5M tournament.
Launched in 2006, Frys.com Open is an official PGA TOUR tournament benefiting many worthwhile charities. The title sponsor is Fry’s Electronics, a privately owned retailer with 34 nationwide locations headquartered in San Jose, California. Information about the tournament is available on www.frysopengolf.com.
Shari Boxer Baker, 408.888.5449