Two Tour golfers commit to play in Pro-Am

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Apr. 9, 2018 7:25 am Updated: Apr. 9, 2018 10:01 am

QUINCY -- Two golfers who participated in the WGEM/Herald-Whig TriState Pro-Am in 2017 are making a return trip for the third annual event.

Adam Long and Chris Baker, both members of the Tour, have committed to play in this year's event on May 28 at Westview Golf Course. So far, the Pro-Am board of director has announced commitments from seven players.

Long is capitalizing on the cuts he's made.

A graduate of Francis Howell High School in St. Louis and Duke University, Long has made just three cuts in seven events on the Tour this season, but he's finished in the top 25 in each of those tournaments.

Long tied for sixth at the El Bosque Mexico Championship, tied for 10th at the Bahamas Great Abaco Classic and tied for 17th at the Panama Championship. He is 34th on the Tour money list.

This is Long's fifth season on the Tour since turning pro in 2010. He finished 44th on the money list in 2017 with six top-25 finishes and a third-place finish at the LECOM Health Challenge. His best career finish is a second-place showing at the United Leasing Championship in 2015.

Baker, an Indiana native and graduate of Iowa State University, is in his fifth season on the Tour. He's played in seven events, making five cuts, and is 91st on the tour's money list.

His best finish this season is a tie for 27th at the Panama Championship in early February.

Baker, who turned pro in 2008, finished 34th on the Tour money list in 2017 as he had five top-25 finishes and a second-place finish at the Panama Championship. He had a top-three finish in 2015 when he tied for third at the Digital Ally Open.

He has three professional victories to his credit, winning on the Hooters Tour in 2009, the eGolf Professional Tour in 2010 and the Challenge Tour in 2010.

For more information about the pro-am and the golfers who will be participating, visit the event website at

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