History and Facts

History of professional tournaments contested on
The Upper Course at Peek’n Peak Resort:

2017 LECOM Health Challenge

Chesson Hadley held off Beau Hossler to win the Korn Ferry Tour’s 2017 LECOM Health Challenge on The Upper Course at Peek n’ Peak.  The winner of the PGA Tour’s 2014 Puerto Rico Open, the 30-year-old Hadley finished with a tournament-record 23-under 265 total on Peek’n Peak’s Upper Course, defeating Hossler by one stroke.

He earned $108,000 to jump from 22nd to fourth on the money list with $218,450, more than enough to wrap a return to the PGA Tour as a top-25 finisher.

Beau Hossler closed with a 64 and earned $64,800 to go through 36th to 17th on the money list with $140,378.

Adam Long also shot a 64 to finish third at 19 under.  Sam Ryder was fourth at 18 under after a 69.

Hadley eagled the par-5 11th, birdied 12, chipped in for par on 16, birdied 17 and two-putted for par on 18.

2016 LECOM Health Challenge

Monday qualifier Rick Lamb chipped in for birdie on the second hole of a four-man playoff Sunday to win the LECOM Health Challenge for his first Korn Ferry Tour title.

Lamb closed with a 9-under 63 to match Dominic Bozzelli, Rhein Gibson and Cheng Tsung Pan at 19-under 269 on Peek’n Peak’s Upper Course.

Lamb won on the par-5 18th after the four players each parred the hole to open the playoff.

The 25-year-old former Tennessee player earned $108,000 to enter the money list at 21st, with the top 25 at the end of the regular season earning PGA Tour cards. Lamb missed the cuts in his other two starts this season. He also shot a 63 on Monday on the Lower Course to get into the field.

Lamb was 6 under on the first six holes on the back nine, making an eagle on the par-4 12th and four birdies. He parred the final three holes of regulation, finishing about an hour before the final group.

Bozzelli shot 66, Gibson 69, and Pan 68.  Mackenzie Hughes (66) and Joel Dahmen (70) tied for fifth at 16 under.


2007 Peek’n Peak Classic

Roland Thatcher posted a tournament-record, 15-under 273 to win the Nationwide Tour’s Peek’n Peak Classic by three strokes over Paul Claxton.  It was his first Tour win since winning the 2002 Monterey Peninsula Classic.  The three-stroke win by Roland Thatcher was the largest ever at Peek’n Peak.  The previous largest margin was posted by Esteban Toledo, with his two-stroke win over Jeff Gove in 2005.

Sherman, New York native, and St. Bonaventure University graduate, Ryan Swanson competed in the tournament as a Qualifier.

Current PGA TOUR professionals who competed in the 2007 Peek’n Peak Classic include Jason Day and Jimmy Walker.


2006 Peek’n Peak Classic

John Merrick defeated Gavin Coles with a par-3 score on the third playoff hole to win the Peek’n Peak Classic, and take home the $100,800 first-prize.  The 24-year-old Merrick was playing in his rookie season on the Nationwide Tour.

Current PGA TOUR professionals who competed in the 2006 Peek’n Peak Classic include Charlie Wi, Jason Dufner, Brandt Snedeker and Boo Weekley.


2005 Lake Erie Charity Classic

Esteban Toledo shot a 72-hole record, 274, to win the 2005 Lake Erie Charity Classic.  Toledo played 17 seasons on what is now called the Korn Ferry Tour – his victory at Peek’n Peak Resort was his only first place finish.  He is now a top-ranked player on the Champions Tour.

Jason Gore, all-time leader in career wins on the Korn Ferry Tour, finished in tenth at the 2005 tournament.  In the same year, he recorded a win on the PGA Tour (84 Lumber Classic).

Current PGA TOUR professionals who competed in the 2005 Lake Erie Charity Classic include Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, Boo Weekley, Brendon de Jonge, Brandt Snedeker, Johnson Wagner, Jason Gore and Charley Hoffman.


2004 Lake Erie Charity Classic

Bubba Watson and Michael Long were defeated by Kevin Stadler in extra holes during the 2004 Lake Erie Charity Classic.  Stadler and Watson parred the first playoff hole, eliminating Long, who missed his par putt.  Stadler and Watson both parred the next two holes.  On the fourth extra hole, after Watson missed a 5-fott par attempt, Stadler tapped in for the win.

Kevin Stadler’s father, Craig Stadler, won the Champions Tour’s Bank of America Championship on the same day that his son won at Peek’n Peak Resort.

Current PGA TOUR professionals who competed in the 2004 Lake Erie Charity Classic include Kevin Stadler, Bubba Watson and Sean O’Hair.


2003 Lake Erie Charity Classic

Veteran Guy Boros won the 2003 Lake Erie Charity Classic.  His scores of 69-67-69-70 on The Upper Course at Peek’n Peak Resort were enough to defeat Chris Couch and Bob Heintz by 1 stroke.  Boros won 2 tournaments in 2003 on what is now called the Korn Ferry Tour.  Boros turned pro in 1986, and has competed on the Champions Tour, PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour.

Current PGA TOUR professionals who competed in the 2003 Lake Erie Charity Classic include Zach Johnson, Bo Van Pelt, Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner and Jimmy Walker.


2002 Lake Erie Charity Classic

Patrick Moore shot a 3-under par 68 Sunday to win the inaugural $425,000 Lake Erie Charity Classic, his second Buy.com Tour victory of 2002.

Moore posted a 9-under-275 total and waited as the final groups tried unsuccessfully to catch him. Moore’s win wasn’t secure until Hunter Haas missed a 16-foot birdie on the last hole that could have forced a playoff.

The victory was worth $76,500, and moved Moore into the top spot on the season money list with $161,498.