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BuyCom Tour Moves to California This Week

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The Buy.Com Tour heads to the west coast this week for the Inland Empire Open in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
 
There, players will traverse upon the par-72 Empire Lakes Golf Club, all searching for the first-place prize worth $76,500.
 
With the season coming to a close, golfers are scrambling to earn as much money as they can, as the top-15 at seasons end will be automatically exempt for next years PGA Tour.
 
Less than $3,000 separates the 15th and 16th spots, making certain that the remainder of the season should be a racehorse. At No. 15, Paul Claxton is in the field. So too is No. 16, Ryuji Imada.
 
They join the usual batch of Buy.Com talent, including Rod Pampling, Fran Quinn, Pat Perez, Casey Martin and Ryan Howison.
 
Scott Petersen is also in the field. Petersen won last years event, when he shot a final-round 69 to end four shots ahead of the field at 20-under-par.
 
Only four more events remain on the Buy.Com Tours schedule this year, with the season wrapping up at late-Octobers Tour Championship.