McGladrey Congratulates Ben Crane Winner of the 2011 McGladrey Classic
Charlotte –(October 16, 2011) – RSM McGladrey, Inc. and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, which operate as one of the nation's leading providers of assurance, tax and consulting services under the McGladrey brand, announced today that Ben Crane won the 2011 McGladrey Classic.
In 2006, just before he turned 30, Crane was the highest ranked American golfer under that age in the Official World Golf Rankings. In 2010, Crane carded a final-round 70 to win the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines by a single stroke, and in October 2010, he won the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia, an event co-sanctioned by the PGA TOUR and Asian Tour. He won the 2011 McGladrey Classic by defeating Webb Simpson in a playoff. Crane is currently one of four golfers in the PGA exclusive boy band "Golf Boys," along with Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson and Hunter Mahan. (Farmers Insurance donates $1,000 for every 100,000 views of the video on YouTube.) Charitable proceeds support both Farmers and Ben Crane charitable initiatives.
"We are thrilled to welcome Ben to the McGladrey 'family' as winner of the second McGladrey Classic," said Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO of McGladrey & Pullen. "Ben exemplifies a strong commitment to integrity and teamwork, attributes our assurance, tax and consulting professionals at McGladrey share. Congratulations, Ben!"
"Last year's inaugural McGladrey Classic was a success by any measure," said C.E. Andrews, president of RSM McGladrey. "We knew the bar was set high for this year's event, and once again it exceeded all expectations. Many of our clients enjoy watching and playing the game of golf, and they certianly enjoyed the exciting playoff today. This was a great opportunity for us to connect with them."
The 2011 McGladrey Classic included two new elements: a concert by country music artist Darius Rucker, which brought out 5,000 fans, and a golf clinic by World Golf Hall of Fame Member Nancy Lopez. The tournament's annual Youth Day and Military Appreciation Day were once again event highlights. Proceeds from this year's McGladrey Classic will benefit Special Olympics, the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia and other local charitable organizations.
"We'd like to thank the 1,200 volunteers who made this year's tournament such a success, and shared their Southern hospitality with the 23,000 golf enthusiasts who joined us here at Sea Island," said Adams. "This is such a warm community that has truly embraced McGladrey, and we look forward to returning next October."
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