WNB Golf Classic

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The WNB Golf Classic was a professional golf tournament in the United States on the Web.com Tour. It was played annually at the Midland Country Club in Midland, Texas, and the title sponsor was Western National Bank.

WNB Golf Classic
Tournament information
LocationMidland, Texas, U.S.
Course(s)Midland Country Club
Length7,380 yards (6,750 m)[1]
Tour(s)Web.com Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund$600,000
Month playedApril
Final year2014
Final champion
United States Andrew Putnam
Midland is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Midland is located in Texas
Location in Texas

It debuted in 1992 as the Ben Hogan Permian Basin Open at the Club at Mission Dorado in Odessa. The purse was $150,000 and the winner's share of $30,000 went to Taylor Smith on August 30.[2][3] The course is now part of the Odessa Country Club.

For its 23rd and final edition in 2014, the purse had quadrupled to $600,000 and Andrew Putnam took the winner's share of $108,000.


Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
WNB Golf Classic
2014 Andrew Putnam   United States 196 −20 7 strokes   Richard S. Johnson
  Rod Pampling
2013 Alex Aragon   United States 272 −16 1 stroke   Byron Smith
2012 Luke Guthrie   United States 271 −17 1 stroke   Danny Lee
  Cameron Percy
2011 Danny Lee   New Zealand 270 −18 Playoff   Harris English
2010 Nate Smith   United States 270 −18 2 strokes   Fabián Gómez
  Brandt Jobe
  Alistair Presnell
2009 Garrett Willis   United States 268 −20 1 stroke   Chad Collins
2008 Marc Leishman   Australia 267 −21 11 strokes   Keoke Cotner
2007 Brad Adamonis   United States 278 −10 Playoff   Tjaart van der Walt
  Vance Veazey
  Ron Whittaker
Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic
2006 Brandt Snedeker   United States 272 −16 Playoff   Aron Price
2005 Kris Cox   United States 270 −18 2 strokes   Craig Bowden
  Jerry Smith
  Chris Tidland
2004 Charley Hoffman   United States 282 −6 Playoff   Jeff Gove
  Craig Lile
2003 D. J. Brigman   United States 272 −16 1 stroke   Jason Dufner
  Mark Hensby
  Jimmy Walker
Permian Basin Open
2002 Tag Ridings   United States 272 −16 Playoff   Mark Hensby
Buy.com Permian Basin Open
2001 Chad Campbell   United States 264 −24 4 strokes   Todd Fischer
2000 Kevin Johnson   United States 268 −20 3 strokes   Mark Hensby
Nike Permian Basin Open
1999 David Berganio, Jr.   United States 269 −19 2 strokes   Paul Gow
  Dicky Thompson
1998 Stiles Mitchell   United States 276 −12 Playoff   Woody Austin
  Jeff Barlow
1997 Paul Gow   Australia 267 −21 2 strokes   Steve Lamontagne
1996 Michael Christie   United States 270 −18 2 strokes   Anthony Rodriguez
1995 Hugh Royer III   United States 275 −13 1 stroke   Paul Claxton
  Frank Conner
  Kawika Cotner
  Franklin Langham
  Dave Miley
  Chris Smith
  Phil Tataurangi
1994 Bruce Vaughan   United States 269 −19 4 strokes   Gary Rusnak
  Bob Wolcott
1993 Franklin Langham   United States 202 −14 Playoff   Doug Martin
Ben Hogan Permian Basin Open
1992 Taylor Smith   United States 204 −12 1 stroke   Pete Jordan
  Andy Morse

Bolded golfers graduated to the PGA Tour via the Web.com Tour regular-season money list.


  1. ^ "WNG Golf Classic". ESPN. April 27, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "Permian Basin Open". Victoria Advocate. (Texas). Associated Press. August 31, 1992. p. 3B.
  3. ^ "Golf: Hogan Tour". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). August 31, 1992. p. 4B.

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Coordinates: 32°03′54″N 102°05′42″W / 32.065°N 102.095°W / 32.065; -102.095