Pros join amateurs at Pebble Beach Invitational



PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — D.A. Points, Scott Stallings, Harrison Frazar and Bryce Molder, all 2011 PGA Tour winners, will join defending champion John Mallinger beginning Thursday in the 40th edition of the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational.

The 72-hole tournament, the only head-to-head competition featuring PGA, LPGA, Champions and Nationwide Tour professionals, will be played at Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and Del Monte.

A field of 83 pros, each playing with three amateur partners, will play simultaneously on the three courses for the first three rounds.

The low 40 pro scores and ties and the 10 amateur teams and ties will advance to Sunday’s final round at Pebble Beach.

Olin Browne, the reigning U.S. Senior Open Champion, Russ Cochran, the 2011 British Senior Open Championship winner, and two-time LPGA winner Katherine Hull are in the field.