Nationwide Tour adds Indiana event to 2012 schedule


The Nationwide Tour announced Tuesday that it will add a new event to its schedule for 2012. The United Leasing Championship will be played June 28-July 1 at Victoria National Golf Club in Evansville, Ind.

A three-year agreement was signed for the event. The tournament will feature 156 players that will play for a $550,000 purse. Victoria National is a 7,239-yard par-72 layout and is designed by Tom Fazio.

“We look forward to engaging the business community and the golf fans of the greater Evansville area in growing the championship into one of the best tournaments on the Nationwide Tour,” tour commissioner Bill Calfee said.

Indiana native Jeff Overton was on hand for the Tuesday news conference and said, “this is great news that the Nationwide Tour is coming to my hometown.”