Principal Charity Classic Launches 2019 Volunteer Registration.

Invest in the future of Iowa kids by volunteering at the Principal Charity Classic!

Volunteer registration for the 2019 Principal Charity Classic®, presented by Wells Fargo, is now open at principalcharityclassic.com. Since 2007, the Principal Charity Classic has raised more than $17.7 million to help Iowa kids succeed – including a record $4,356,321 in 2018.

The award-winning PGA TOUR Champions event returns May 28-June 2 to historic Wakonda Club in Des Moines.

“More than 1,200 volunteers help bring the Principal Charity Classic to life ever year,” said Jenny Fields, Tournament Manager for the Principal Charity Classic. “They are truly the heart and hands of the tournament – we couldn’t do it without them.”

Volunteer opportunities

Golf knowledge isn’t required to volunteer; in fact, the tournament has a variety of opportunities for golfers and non-golfers alike.

Volunteer assignments range from on-course marshals, standard bearers and TV spotters to merchandise volunteers, shuttle drivers, Pro-Am operations and more. A full list of committees can be viewed at principalcharityclassic.com.

Committees are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, with placements announced in April.

How to register

Returning and new volunteers must complete online registration at principalcharityclassic.com. Volunteers are required to work a minimum of two (2) shifts, which range from 4-6 hours each, and to make an $89 donation in support of Iowa children’s charities when registering.

All 2019 volunteers will receive the following package, valued at approximately $400, in exchange for their generous donation to support the tournament’s charitable mission:

  • Free admission for tournament week
  • Five (5) gallery tournament tickets to share with friends and family
  • Meals on days of service
  • An invitation to the annual Volunteer Appreciation Party
  • The official volunteer uniform – two golf polos and a hat or visor shipped directly to your home
  • A one-time 25% off merchandise discount
  • A preferred parking pass for tournament week

There are also a limited number of junior volunteer opportunities available for individuals age 13-17 during tournament week. Juniors interested in volunteering should use the code JUNIOR when registering online.

Volunteer incentives

The Principal Charity Classic offers a variety of unique registration incentives for volunteers, including:

  • Register by Feb. 4 to be entered to win an inside-the-ropes Honorary Observer experience.
  • Register by March 4 to be entered to win an invitation to the 2019 Tee Off Party at Wells Fargo Arena.
  • Register by April 1 to be entered to win merchandise prize package.

To learn more about these incentives, visit principalcharityclassic.com/volunteer.


Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa Named PGA TOUR Champions Charity of the Year.

PGA TOUR Champions announced that its 2018 Charity of the Year is Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa, an official tournament charity partner of the Principal Charity Classic®, presented by Wells Fargo.

The Principal Charity Classic, the annual PGA TOUR Champions event in Des Moines, has raised more than $17.7 million to help Iowa kids succeed since 2007. Last year, the tournament touched the lives of more than 130,000 children statewide.

“Variety is proud to be one of the Principal Charity Classic’s tournament charity partners,” said Sheri McMichael, Executive Director of Variety. “And to be recognized by the PGA TOUR Champions for that partnership and our efforts to provide inclusive play to all Iowa children is a great honor.”

The national Charity of the Year honor celebrates Variety’s commitment to improving the lives of Iowa kids. As Charity of the Year, Variety will receive a $30,000 donation from PGA TOUR Champions. The donation will be used to help fund the construction of the inclusive Variety Star Playground at Riverview Park, which will be Des Moines’ second park with adaptive equipment for children with special needs.

Variety advocates for and improves the lives of children throughout Iowa who are at-risk, underprivileged, critically ill and/or growing up with special needs. One of Variety’s signature programs is “Bikes for Kids,” which provides bikes, helmets and locks to kids, as well as adaptive bikes for children with special needs. Charitable dollars raised by the Principal Charity Classic have helped fund the donation of more than 100 adaptive bikes.

“The Principal Charity Classic makes a tremendous impact on kids across the state of Iowa, and we’re proud to honor Variety as the PGA TOUR Champions Charity of the Year,” said Miller Brady, President of PGA TOUR Champions. “Variety is one of the many great charities impacted by the Principal Charity Classic, and so many lives have been shaped because of the tournament’s dedication to charitable giving.”

The 2019 Principal Charity Classic will take place May 28 – June 2 at historic Wakonda Club in Des Moines. Tickets are available now at principalcharityclassic.com/tickets.


Principal Charity Classic sets new charitable giving record.

Champion giving for champion kids.

The Principal Charity Classic®, presented by Wells Fargo, announced its 2018 tournament raised $4,356,321 in support of Iowa kids, besting the event’s previous record of nearly $3.6 million set just one year ago.

The annual PGA TOUR Champions event in Des Moines has now donated more than $17.7 million since 2007.

“The Principal Charity Classic is invested in the future of Iowa kids, and the tournament’s remarkable impact is truly a shared success story,” said Dan Houston, chairman, president and CEO of Principal. “This year marks the first time the Principal Charity Classic has exceeded $4 million in charitable funds raised – and together, we’re not stopping there.

“With the outstanding support of the community and our many committed partners, we’re looking forward to the Principal Charity Classic giving back in a big way for years to come.”

In 2018, a record 378 companies – from small business owners to international corporations – sponsored the Principal Charity Classic. Principal has served as the event’s title sponsor since 2007, along with Wells Fargo as presenting sponsor.

Helping Iowa kids succeed.

The Principal Charity Classic impacted the lives of more than 130,000 kids statewide last year. And that reach continues to grow.

More than 100 non-profit organizations and K-12 schools throughout Iowa are enrolled in the tournament’s year-round Birdies For Charity program. Participants earn a 10% match on their fundraising efforts thanks to the generous support of Sammons Financial Group, Wells Fargo and the organizers of Party on the Hill, a private, tournament-week event that raised $120,000 in 2018.

Additionally, tournament proceeds provide support to six Tournament Charity Partners in the Des Moines area: Blank Children’s Hospital, Bravo Greater Des Moines, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Mercy Medical Center, the United Way of Central Iowa and Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa.

Celebrating Kids Can Champions.

In 2018, Principal introduced a new tournament program called Kids Can Champions to recognize local children who have overcome challenges and made amazing progress in their lives (watch video here).

Tournament Charity Partners were asked to nominate deserving children, ages 5-17, meeting the following criteria: 1) the child faced and overcame a significant challenge; 2) received support from multiple non-profits that benefit from Principal Charity Classic funds; and 3) would serve as an inspirational role model for other kids.

From the nominations received, four local children were selected as the 2018 Kids Can Champions. Each child received a special reward based on their individual passions and goals for the future, ranging from a trip to Wrigley Field to cheer on the Chicago Cubs to a new computer to assist with school work and college applications.

To learn more about the Principal Charity Classic or to make an online donation in support of the tournament’s year-round charitable giving efforts, visit principalcharityclassic.com.


Great deals that give back.

You won’t want to miss this: Our entire tournament merchandise inventory is on sale now, exclusively online and while supplies last!

Plus, shoppers will receive a FREE bobblehead of 2017 Principal Charity Classic Brandt Jobe with any purchase of $25 or more.

And the best part? All proceeds benefit Iowa kids.

Shop now: principalcharityclassicstore.com


Principal Charity Classic announces 2019 tournament dates.

Save the date!

The Principal Charity Classic®, presented by Wells Fargo, the annual and award-winning PGA TOUR Champions event in Des Moines, is moving up one week on the calendar in 2019.

The tournament dates for next year are May 28-June 2, 2019.

The 2019 Principal Charity Classic will immediately follow the 2019 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, set for May 21-26 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., on next year’s PGA TOUR Champions schedule.

Last year, Principal extended its Principal Charity Classic title sponsorship through 2023. Principal has served as title sponsor since 2007, along with Wells Fargo as presenting sponsor. The extension announcement included the tournament’s host venue, with Wakonda Club set to host the Principal Charity Classic through 2023.

The tournament has donated more than $13 million – and counting – for Iowa children’s charities since it began. In 2017, the Principal Charity Classic donated a record $3,581,427 and touched the lives of more than 130,000 Iowa kids.

The Principal Charity Classic will announce the total charitable dollars raised by its 2018 tournament later this summer.

Ticket sales for the 2019 tournament will open later this year as well.

For more information, visit principalcharityclassic.com.

 


Recap: Tom Lehman is the 2018 Principal Charity Classic champion.

When one weather delay turned into another Sunday at the Principal Charity Classic, Tom Lehman grew antsy as he sat in his West Des Moines hotel room.

He said he felt like a placekicker getting iced by the opposing coach with timeout after timeout before a field-goal attempt.

Lehman, the leader by two shots, got to the point where he couldn’t take it any more. He and his daughter, Rachael, who also caddies for him, headed to Jordan Creek Mall. She was in a store, buying makeup, when Tom’s phone rang.

“Pay for it,” Tom told his daughter. “We’ve got to go.”

Lehman had just received a message that tournament officials were close to making a decision on whether or not the third round would be played.

On the drive to the Wakonda Club, Lehman got another call from Joe Terry, a PGA TOUR Champions rules official. No golf. Father and daughter celebrated.

“As much as you can in a car as you’re driving, yeah,” Lehman said.

Lehman’s record 36-hole score of 131 (66-65), 13 under par for two laps around Wakonda, was good for a two-shot victory over Bernhard Langer, Scott Parel, Glen Day and Woody Austin. Langer was in the hunt for a 38th PGA TOUR Champions title.

“I finally found a way to beat Bernhard Langer,” Lehman joked.

With 13 players within five shots of the lead heading into the final round, Sunday promised to be a day of drama and great golf. This is the first weather-shortened event in the tournament’s 18-year history.

“I feel bad for the fans,” Lehman said. “I think they were going to get a great show with all the low scores.”

Friday’s attendance of 26,465 was a first-round record. Another 26,431 were on hand Saturday. They saw the field average 70.519 shots on Friday, a record low at Wakonda. It lasted one day. The field broke it by averaging 70.195 strokes on Saturday.

“Tom Lehman set a two-day course record, which is a big deal,” said Dan Houston, the chairman, president and CEO of Principal. “Things really went off perfectly the last two days. And I assure you one thing. We’re not going to let the last day of bad weather take away from what has been a fantastic tournament.”

Houston predicted the tournament would pass the record $3,581,427 raised for charity last year.

Lehman has now won 11 times on the PGA TOUR Champions. He won five times on the PGA TOUR, including the 1996 British Open.

“Kind of a hollow victory,” Lehman said. “A backdoor victory. But I’ll take it.”

Lehman had finished eighth or better in his previous six Principal Charity Classic appearances. He’s broken par in all 20 rounds he has played in the event and compiled a sporty 68.43 stroke average.

This victory, on a course he first played in college when he attended the University of Minnesota, serves as bookends of sorts for Lehman’s outstanding career.

“I think I was 19 when I played here for the first time in the (Drake Relays) tournament,” Lehman said.

Lehman won that Drake title. Sunday, the 59-year-old was a winner at Wakonda again.

“So 40 years of golfing experience, going back,” Lehman said. “And so to come back at this level, I think it’s kind of unique. It’s one of those little things that nobody really knows or cares about but the people who were a part of it.”

Lehman said his daughter will get her full share of the winner’s check of $262,500, even though Sunday turned into a day off.

“If I get a full share, she gets a full share,” Lehman said.

Rachael has been an ideal caddie for her dad.

“She doesn’t know that much about golf,” Lehman said. “But she’s extremely supportive.”

Rachael, 28, who is married, loves her current job.

“I’ve always been a daddy’s girl, but it definitely helps to be closer and spent quality time with him,” she said.

It was a winning combination for the Lehmans on Sunday, without a swing of the club.

“It’s nice to win,” said Lehman, the only golfer to ever be named the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and Web.com TOUR player of the year. “I have to be honest, 20 years from now no one’s really going to care too much about how you won, but a win’s a win.”

By Rick Brown, Principal Charity Classic Senior Reporter


Recap: Round 2 at the Principal Charity Classic.

Tom Lehman’s track record at the Principal Charity Classic has been consistently impressive.

He’s never placed outside the Top 10 in six previous appearances at this PGA TOUR Champions stop. In fact, a tie for eighth is his worst finish. On Sunday, the Minnesota native would like to finish what he started.

“You better believe it would be nice to win here,” said Lehman, who takes a two-shot lead into the final round after a 7-under-par 65 Saturday. “But there are a lot of good players, and a lot of low scores.”

Lehman’s only bogey of the tournament, at the 18th hole Saturday, gave him a 36-hole score of 131. It’s the lowest 36-hole score since the PGA TOUR Champions event moved from Glen Oaks to Wakonda in 2013. The 65 was also a career low for Lehman in 20 Principal Charity Classic rounds. All 20 rounds have been under par.

That final-role bogey reduced Lehman’s lead to two shots over Bernhard Langer (69), Scott Parel (66), Glen Day (68) and Woody Austin (68). Corey Pavin (67) and Jerry Kelly (68) are tied for sixth.

The field averaged 70.195 strokes in the second round, a low at Wakonda. The previous mark, of 70.519, had been set on Friday.

“There are a ton of guys at eight, nine, 10, 11 under par,” Lehman said. “That’s why that bogey on the last hole is so disappointing. I was trying to separate myself from the field by one more shot. To let the field be one shot closer is frustrating. It makes tomorrow more of a challenge. I’ll have to play another good round.”

A big drive left Lehman just 63 yards from the hole on his approach to the 18th. But his second shot sailed long into a snarly lie in the rough. His chip went 10 feet past and his par putt burned the cup but didn’t fall.

“The bogey was disappointing, but you really can’t let that dictate how you feel about the course or the entire day, or the first two days,” Lehman said. “I’ve played a lot of very good golf. I made a blunder there. But it is what it is. You move on.”

A 10-time winner on the PGA TOUR Champions, Lehman has taken the lead or the share of the lead into the final round nine times. He’s won five of those tournaments.

Earlier this year, Lehman and Langer lost a playoff to Kirk Triplett and Paul Broadhurst at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge. They’ve played as a team in that event for seven years, winning it in 2009.

But Sunday will be man-to-man. Langer has won 37 times on the PGA TOUR Champions. In seven of those victories, he’s overcome deficits of two shots or more heading into the final round.

Langer knows the winning formula.

“Play perfect golf, hit good tee shots, good iron shots, make some putts,” Langer said. “That’s what you need to do. Otherwise, you’re not going to win.”

Langer’s overall track record is not as impressive as Lehman’s at the Principal Charity Classic. Langer tied for 31st in his first visit to Wakonda in 2013. And a tie for 48th in 2015 was his worst finish all season. But he’s learned to play this old-style classic, finishing fourth last season and getting himself into contention again this year.

A victory on Sunday would give him a little Wakonda payback.

“It’s always fun to win, period,” Langer said. “But it’s great to win on a golf course that you’ve struggled with for awhile. It would be very satisfying.”

The Principal Charity Classic is just one of eight tournaments on this year’s 27-event PGA TOUR Champions schedule that Langer hasn’t won. And two of those are first-year events.

Parel has come close to victory on the PGA TOUR Champions this season. At the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, he found himself in a playoff with Steve Flesch and Langer.  Langer bowed out on the first hole. Flesch won with a birdie on the second hole.

“Obviously, I’m going to have to shoot a pretty low score again (Sunday) to have a chance,” Parel said. “If the weather holds in there, I think it will be a great day.”

Lehman, the 1996 British Open champion, will be trying to win on a course he first played as a collegian at the University of Minnesota.

“I feel really comfortable with the course and the ability to shoot a good score here,” Lehman said. “It’s just a matter of whether the score you shoot is going to be good enough to win.”

By Rick Brown, Principal Charity Classic Senior Reporter


Recap: Round 1 at the Principal Charity Classic.

Windless Wakonda was defenseless Friday, and the scoreboard showed it in the first round of the Principal Charity Classic.

No wind, and plenty of birdies on a sun-kissed day.

“I think it opens the door to everybody when it’s calm and soft like this,” said Glen Day, one of the par-breakers. “Everybody’s in it.”

Fifty-three players broke par Friday. Twenty-nine of them shot in the 60s.  There were 14 bogey-free rounds. And the day’s scoring average, 70.519, was the lowest for a round since the tournament moved to Wakonda in 2013. The previous low, 70.568, came in the second round in 2014.

And it comes as no surprise that Bernhard Langer took advantage more than anyone else.

The two-time Masters champion, who has won 37 times on the PGA TOUR Champions, shot a bogey-free 8-under-par 64 to take the first-round lead.

“Bogey free is always fun,” Langer said.

Day, who shared the first- and second-round lead a year ago, and Woody Austin were a shot back at 65. And it’s a formidable group at 66.

That’s where you’ll find defending champion Brandt Jobe, perennial Principal contender Tom Lehman and Jerry Kelly, who picked up the third victory of his PGA TOUR Champions career at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai earlier this season. Also there is Doug Garwood who lost in a playoff with Tom Pernice, Jr., at the 2014 Principal Charity Classic.

Lehman, who first played Wakonda when he was attending college at Minnesota, has finished eighth or better in his six previous Principal appearances. He’s now shot in the 60s in six of has last seven rounds at Wakonda.

Jobe is trying to join Jay Haas (2007, 2008) as the only players to successfully defend their Principal title.

“I think if nothing else, you want to have a good showing,” Jobe said. “I think that’s important.”

After struggling to tame Wakonda in first two attempts, a tie for 31st in 2013 and a tie for 48th in 2015, Langer looks to have figured things out.

In his first eight rounds at Wakonda, Langer was 9 under par and had no bogey-free rounds. In the last two rounds, a closing 67 last year and Friday’s 64, he’s a collective 13 under par with two bogey-free rounds.

“I think I have a pretty good idea now how to play to golf course,” said Langer, who finished fourth last year.

Friday’s 64 was Langer’s best round at Wakonda by two strokes. He shot 66 in the first round last year, which shared the lead with Day and Kevin Sutherland.

Day and Jobe were tied for the lead after the second round. Jobe won. Day shot a final-round 76 and tied for 13th.

“Honestly, I could not tell you what I shot,” Day said. “No big deal. It happens to everybody.”

Day said he had no trouble getting over his final round a year go.

“Real easy,” Day said. “I had about three Coors Lights.”

Day has two more laps around Wakonda to make up for last season’s sour finish.

“We’ll just go out and play again,” Day said. “And then when Sunday comes we’ll get up, put on another pair of pants and try again.”

Jobe spent two hours on Wakonda’s driving range after playing in Thursday’s pro-am, trying to find his winning swing again.

“I didn’t like how I played (in the pro-am), and I had time to grind it out (on the range),” Jobe said. “I said, ‘All right, I’m not leaving here until I’ve got what I want to do.’”

The proof was in the practice. Jobe’s bogey-free 66 included three birdies on both nines.

Langer, who turns 61 in August, is chasing Hale Irwin’s PGA TOUR Champions record of 45 victories. He’s won at least once in 12 consecutive seasons after his victory in last month’s Insperity Invitational. He’s been the leading money winner in nine of the last 10 seasons, and is about the pass Irwin as the career earnings leader.

Langer’s got another goal, too. He’s getting closer and closer to shooting his age.

“That’s been my goal for about a year,” Langer said. “So I’m working on it.”

By Rick Brown, Principal Charity Classic Senior Reporter


For Brandt Jobe, the Principal Charity Classic feels personal.

As the defending champion of the Principal Charity Classic, Brandt Jobe returned to Des Moines for a pre-tournament media day on April 23.

His stops included a visit to Blank Children’s Hospital, one of the event’s six tournament charity partners. It was a visit that hit home for Jobe.

He was in eighth grade, just into his teenage years, when he spent a month at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver.

He was suffering from Reye’s Syndrome, an allergic reaction to aspirin.

“One out of three live,” Jobe said. “At first they didn’t know what I had. They thought it was the plague or something. I was in a tented room. My mom and dad came in masks. My dad was a doctor. He was going crazy.”

Reye’s Syndrome was the eventual diagnosis.

“You can’t keep anything down and you start whittling away,” Jobe said. “Your body fights it or it doesn’t, and you die.”

Jobe’s stomach was pumped constantly, and he had IVs in his arm.

“I remember a big day was getting up, walking down the hall and walking back,” Jobe said.

Brandt spent time hanging out with an older boy who had the same diagnosis.

“All of a sudden he’s gone,” Jobe said. “He didn’t make it. I didn’t know.”

Jobe recalls ministers from his family church coming in one day to see him, and started thinking the worse.

“I said to my mom and dad, ‘What are they doing here?’” Jobe said. “I guess I got a little closer than I thought.”

All those memories come back when Brandt, a father of two, makes stops to places like Blank Children’s Hospital. He visited with several kids during his April visit. Jobe gave kids his bobblehead. He putted with several of them on a makeshift green, played video games with others. Kids who first kept their distance ended up sitting on his lap.

“If you can just change their day a little bit,” Jobe said. “They were able to have a little fun. That’s a big deal in their life. I’m glad this tournament is so involved with (Blank Children’s Hospital) here. That’s what it’s all about.”

By Rick Brown, Principal Charity Classic Senior Reporter


Q&A with Jay Haas, three-time Principal Charity Classic champion.

Jay Haas has won 18 times on the PGA TOUR Champions. Three of those victories have come at the Principal Charity Classic. Now he’s back for a 12th consecutive season. His competitive trips to Iowa have covered 47 years.

RB: You were medalist in the 1971 Western Junior at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City. What do you remember about that event?

JH: I grew up in Southern Illinois (Belleville), so I drove up there. I remember a par-3 on the back nine, kind of a semi-island green (No. 13). When I came back years later to play in the Amana VIP, I felt like I was at home. I don’t even know what I shot (69-72). I won a couple of matches, then I lost. At that age, young players can’t believe they lose. I was one down going to the last hole, and had to hole a bunker shot to win. I didn’t. And I remember riding up that tram (to the 14th tee). I’d never done that before.

RB: Tom Purtzer finished second in the qualifying, and Craig Stadler and Fuzzy Zoeller were also in the field.

JH: The year I played? Seriously? I didn’t know any of those guys back then. Junior golf, and amateur golf, was much more regional then.

RB: Now you’re back in Iowa as your PGA TOUR Champions career winds down. How long do you plan to keep on playing?

JH: Somebody asked me that the other day (at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship). I was feeling good about things.  I had just shot 1 under (70). The next day I shot 3 over and missed the cut. I’ve had enough decent rounds this year to tease me enough to want to continue to do it.

RB: When do you think you’ll know when it’s time to say goodbye?

JH: I’ve always said that I don’t want to just be in a tournament to say I’m in a tournament playing on tour. Shooting 74, 75, 76, I don’t want a steady diet of that. I don’t love golf enough to do that.  I played a terrible tournament in Birmingham, Ala. (Regions Tradition).  I never play that course well. If somebody has said, ‘Sign here and you’re done,’ I probably would have signed. If I’m playing my best and shooting 74, 75, 76, and that’s the best I can do, I don’t want to do that.

But I was tied for the lead in Atlanta (Mitsubishi Electric Classic) with four holes to play. And I don’t think I was playing my best. If I play my best, I still think I can hang in there, and I love the competitive aspect of golf. I need the adrenaline rush now to do it. I can’t just go through the motions.

RB: But at some point, you’ll know.

JH: I’ll have a moment where I’ll just say, ‘That’s it. I’m done.’ I want to give myself to the end of this year to see how it shakes out.

RB: You won three times at Glen Oaks Country Club (host course of the Principal Charity Classic from ’01-’04 and ’06-’12), but Wakonda Club must feel familiar to you in some ways.

JH: The course I grew up on, St. Clair Country Club (in St. Louis), was designed by the same guy (William Langford) who designed this course. The terrain is hilly there. Not as hilly as this. But I had to learn to play uphill, downhill and sidehill lies, which I think is great.

RB: You won the NCAA title in 1975 (playing for Wake Forest).  We had a guy from West Des Moines (Broc Everett of Augusta State) win it last week.

JH: A lefty. I watched it. His first college tournament win ever. Very cool. My son, Jay Junior, went to Augusta State.

RB: Do you get a bounce in your step every time you return to play in the Principal Charity Classic?

JH: Yes, great memories here. I’ve got a fraternity brother (from Wake Forest) who lives here. Jimmy Jenkins. He’s a member at Des Moines Golf and Country Club. I always have dinner with he and his wife (Pamela).

RB: You need to win about $17,213 this week to reach a million in earnings at the Principal Charity Classic. 

JH: Hopefully I win more than that.

By Rick Brown, Principal Charity Classic Senior Reporter