Played at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton, Calif., this marks another chance for Big Break winner Justin Peters to cash in on his opportunity to play the Canadian Tour.
Peters, who recieved four exemptions into Canadian Tour events for winning the Golf Channel's inaugural Big Break, has yet to make a cut. An injury from a torn oblique muscle caused him to just miss the cut at the season-opening Barton Creek Classic, then had to pull out of the following week's Barton Creek Challenge.
At this past week's Greater Sacramento Open, Peters, despite a little rust from taking time off to let his injury heal, came up just short again. A tough stretch of holes in his opening round left Peters with to much ground to make up, ultimately missing the cut by just a single stroke.
With his runaway victory at the Greater Sacramento Open, Ben Pettitt jumped up to third on the tour's Order of Merit list (money list). The top two players from the season-ending Canadian Tour Order of Merit receive exemptions into the second stage of PGA Tour Qualifying.
Brad Sutterfield, who shot a 2-over-par 286, leap-frogged Chris Wisler into the top spot on the money list, as Wisler finished just one stroke back at 3-over 287. They are in a heated battle for the top spot with just $332 seperating the pair.
This is the second of four straight weeks of play on the Canadian Tour. Next week the tour heads down to Mexico for the Michelin Guadalajara Classic at the Atlas Golf & Country Club.
The Canadian Tour has 14 events on its schedule, ending with the Bay Mills Open Players Championship in late August.
The Golf Channel will air all four rounds of the E-Loan Central Valley Classic, beginning Thursday at 5:00 p.m. ET.