Joe Ogilvie, Tripp Isenhour and David Morland IV are currnently the top three players on the tour's money list, each having won a title this season. The top-30 on the money list at the end of the season gains automatic membership onto the PGA Tour.
So far in this season's eight events there have been eight different winners. A win here for any of those eight players draws them every so close to achieving the PGA Tour's Battlefield Promotion which awards a player with three victories in one season instant eligibility onto the big guys tour.
This is the second year in this event's short history as Marco Dawson won the inaugural title last year. He won't be back to defend the title as he graduated to the PGA Tour following 2002. His victory last year was his first ever in 310 combined Nationwide and PGA Tour events.
Statistical Preview of the LaSalle Bank Open