Greenville, SC (September 10, 2012) - South Carolina Charities, Inc. officials announced today that The Reserve at Lake Keowee will join Thornblade Club and Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer course in a new course rotation for the 2013 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation, which will take place May 16-19, 2013.

The Reserve at Lake Keowee is a 7,112-yard, 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course masterpiece that includes undulating hills, beautiful scenery of the Blue Ridge mountains and picturesque lake views. The Reserve at Lake Keowee replaces The Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg, which has been in the course rotation since 2008.

“Adding The Reserve at Lake Keowee to the tournament lineup offers many new opportunities for our event,” explained Executive Director Darin MacDonald. “The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation tournament reaches a global audience through the Golf Channel and the majority of our participants come from other parts of the nation and world. The Reserve at Lake Keowee not only gives the amateurs and pros a new and challenging course to play, it really captures the beauty of the Upstate and provides a picturesque backdrop for our tournament.”

“The Reserve is honored to be selected as one of the host courses for this prestigious event,” said Chuck Pigg, Community Manager for The Reserve at Lake Keowee. “The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation has contributed greatly to the Upstate over the last 12 years and The Reserve community and our members are delighted to join such a worthy cause.”

“While this is an exciting time for the tournament, we’d be remiss not to thank The Carolina Country Club for all that they have done to take this tournament to the next level,” said Bob Nitto, president of South Carolina Charities, Inc., the non-profit organization that manages the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation.

“We’ve shared a great partnership over the past five years, and SCCI is very appreciative of the effort that The Carolina Country Club has put forth for our event. This tournament will continue to support the Spartanburg community through the tournament’s charity beneficiaries and by increasing our support of the annual International Challenge Cup golf tournament that benefits Mobile Meals of Spartanburg.”

Since 2001, the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation has raised more than $9.25 million for 150+ charities. The tournament is a leading charity event on the Tour. The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation is the only tournament on the PGA TOUR’s Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Tour professionals in a four-day better-ball competition over three courses.

Amateurs, celebrities and pros rotate between three courses on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the 16 lowest scoring pro-amateur/pro-celebrity teams advancing to play Sunday’s final round. Celebrities play once at each course on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sponsorship and playing opportunities for the 2013 tournament are currently available.

About The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Created in 2000 by Greenwood Communities and Resorts, The Reserve at Lake Keowee is an award-winning residential community that spans 3,900 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with 30 miles of shoreline on Lake Keowee and convenient access to nationally-recognized commercial and cultural centers that include Greenville, S.C.; Asheville, N.C.; and Clemson and Furman Universities. Voted the “Best Lake Community” of 2012 by Real Estate Scorecard and a “Best for Boating” community by LINKS Magazine, The Reserve offers more than $100 million in completed family amenities including a 200-slip Marina, Village Center, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, and more than 1,400 acres of parks, preserves, trails, and green spaces. The Reserve has approximately 650 members from 30 different states, with an additional 660+ extended family members who enjoy club privileges through the membership program. Homesites at The Reserve start in the $100,000s; homes, under $500,000.

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