The announcement came today that the last three main field spots for the 2012 Umpqua Bank Challenge will be filled by World Golf Hall of Famer Lee Trevino, University of Oregon’s men’s golf coach Casey Martin and two-time World Long Drive Champion Jamie Sadlowski.
Though he is best know for his colorful antics and sharp wit, Trevino is a 52-year member of the PGA TOUR who has amassed 29 TOUR victories, including six major championships, and 29 Champions Tour victories, including four major championships, during his career. He was named the PGA TOUR’s Rookie of the Year in 1967, was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981 and, in 2000, was ranked as the 14th greatest player of all time by Golf Digest.
Former PGA TOUR member Casey Martin participated in the 2011 Umpqua Bank Challenge as a member of the Regence Pro-Am professional field. Martin, who is heading into his seventh season as head coach for the University of Oregon men’s golf team, recently placed first in a U.S. Open sectional qualifier and will be playing in the 112th Championship at The Olympic Club in San Francisco later this week.
Also new to the main field is two-time World Long Drive Champion Jamie Sadlowski, a 2011 Regence Pro-Am professional whose career-best drive in competition is 445 yards.
These last three additions will join the earlier announced field of father-son team Bill and Jay Haas, Oregon-native Ben Crane, long-ballers Kyle Stanley, and Robert Garrigus, TOUR character Boo Weekley, 2011 Umpqua Bank Challenge champs Steve Elkington and Scott McCarron and, of course, Tournament Host Peter Jacobsen at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Ore. August 26-28.