More Excitement Expected in Chattanooga

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The Nationwide Tour makes it's next stop in Chattanooga, Tenn., this week for the second playing of the Chattanooga Classic.
 
The tournament will be hard pressed to top last week's action at the BMW Charity Pro-Am where Ryuji Imada and Paul Gow did battle through 72 holes and five holes of sudden-death before Imada pulled out the victory.
 
But based on last year's inaugural event, the Chattanooga Classic already has some good history to it. Last season, Jason Bohn fired a sizzling final-round 8-under 64 for a thrilling come from behind victory edging out Kyle Thompson by a single shot.
 
Bohn will be back to defend his title and Thompson will also be in the field trying to do himself one spot better than 2003.
 
Imada, who moved up to third on the tour's money list with his victory on Sunday, will try and become the first player since Jason Gore in 2002 to record back-to-back victories on the Nationwide Tour.
 
The $450,000 tournament will be contested on the 7,044-yard Black Creek Club, with $81,000 going for the top prize. The venue rated fourth easiest on tour last season.
 
The Chattanooga Classic marks the eighth event in Nationwide Tour's 31 event season.
 
The Nationwide Tour will take a week off before heading to Richmond, Va., for the Henrico County Open played at the Dominion Club.
 
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  • Full Coverage - Chattanooga Classic