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Kinderlou Forest Stepping Up

April 1, 2007

Valdosta -- Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta is looking to make a name for itself.

The course is hoping to one day host a PGA Tour event, and is taking a big step forward by holding the Nationwide Tour South Georgia Classic.

Kinderlou has only been around a few years, but has already hosted a couple of tournaments on the NGA Hooters Pro Golf Tour.

The Nationwide Tour is affiliated with the PGA, and is just one step below the main Tour.

Over 150 players will compete in the event, including Albany native Josh Broadaway.

The course will not have to make any changes to the already challenging lay-out for the tournament, as Kinderlou plays at a championship length of over 77-hundred yards.

Tournament Director Stan Fillion says they're looking to prove themselves worthy of the big time.

"It's very humbling, with the course being so young, and we feel very fortunate to have that," says Fillion. "We've got a championship golf course here, and the P-G-A recognized that when they came and looked."

The tournament runs April 9th-15th, and ticket information for the South Georgia Classic is available at www.southgeorgiaclassic.com

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