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Pereira's comeback win at BMW Charity Pro-Am, earns spot on PGA TOUR
JUN 13, 2021

Mito Pereira won the BMW Charity Pro-Am Sunday at Thornblade Club.
 

• Final scores

Mito Pereira made history on Sunday as he became the 12th player in the Korn Ferry Tour’s 32-year history to earn the Three-Victory Promotion to the PGA TOUR. Pereira carded a final-round 64 to come from three strokes back and earn his third victory of the season at the BMW Charity Pro-Am, including two in the last two weeks.

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David Wells aces final hole of celebrity team Pro-Am
JUN 13, 2021

Former Major League Baseball all-star pitcher David Wells aced Thornblade Club's par-3 No. 9 Saturday.
 

Former Major League Baseball all-star pitcher David Wells is binging on aces.

Wells aced Thornblade Club’s par-3 ninth hole, the final hole Saturday, to team with professional Evan Harmeling and won the BMW Charity Pro-Am low handicap celebrity division with -26 under par.

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Lower has 3-stroke lead at BMW Charity Pro-Am
JUN 12, 2021

Justin Lower is looking for his first Korn Ferry Tour victory.
 

• Scores
• Sunday Tee Times 

Justin Lower’s strong play continued Saturday at the BMW Charity Pro-Am to maintain his 36-hole lead through the third round at 23-under entering Sunday’s final round at Thornblade Club.  Lower leads Mito Pereira by three strokes entering the final round.

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Lower leads after suspended 2nd round BMW Charity Pro-AM
JUN 11, 2021

Justin Lower followed up a first-round 64 at The Cliffs Valley course with a second-round 63 at the Thornblade Club Friday  to take a one-stroke lead at 16-under at the BMW Charity Pro-Am as play was suspended due to inclement weather. The second round will resume at 7:15 a.m. Saturday on both courses with the third round to follow after the conclusion of the second round.

“I think this is my fifth year here, so it’s about time I figured it out,” Lower said with a laugh of his past history at the tournament. “I’ve been playing well all year and just haven’t gotten the putter going. I started to get it going over the last month or so a little more and it’s starting to really show now.”

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Miller's 62 earns stroke lead at BMW Pro-Am first round
JUN 11, 2021

Michael Miller carded an opening-round 9-under 62 at the Thornblade Club to claim a one-stroke lead at the BMW Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament at Thornblade Club in Greer Thursday.
 

• Leaderboard

• Friday tee times

Michael Miller had to wait two years to return to the site of his career-best finish. After a runner-up in 2019 at the BMW Charity Pro-Am and a tournament cancellation in 2020, Miller carded an opening-round 9-under 62 at the Thornblade Club to claim a one-stroke lead over Justin Lower, Vince India and Lee Hodges.

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BMW Charity Pro-Am begins Thursday
JUN 9, 2021

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Following a week in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Korn Ferry Tour heads to one of its longest-running stops: the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation. This week is a one-of-a-kind event on the Korn Ferry Tour, which features celebrities and amateurs playing alongside professionals and is televised on Golf Channel.

This year’s tournament is headlined by 20 of the top 25 in the 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour points standings, as well as celebrities Canelo Alvarez, Anthony Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer, Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey Jr., Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Peña, and David Wells.

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Greer Inland Port has record February
MAR 11, 2021

Inland Port Greer had a record February with – 14,418 rail moves, up nearly 5% year-over-year.
 

South Carolina Ports anticipate a continued rebound in fiscal year 2021 and noted strength with inland ports and vehicles in February.

Inland Port Greer had a record February with strong cargo volumes – 14,418 rail moves, up nearly 5% year-over-year. Greer has handled 102,772 rail moves thus far in fiscal year 2021, up nearly 3% year-over-year.

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BMW Pro-Am charities raise $118,00, 2021 tourney dates set
JUL 20, 2020

South Carolina Charities, Inc. (SCCI) announced that despite the cancellation of this year’s tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 BMW Charity Pro-Am raised $118,152 for Upstate charities.

Officials also announced that the 2021 tournament will take place June 7-13 at Thornblade Club and The Cliffs Valley.

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5 millionth BMW rolls off the line at Greer plant
JUN 11, 2020

The 5 millionth BMW produced at the Greer plant is a Toronto Red Metallic BMW X5 M Competition equipped with a 617-horsepower M TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine, Silverstone Full Merino Leather interior and 21/22-inch M Star-spoke bi-color wheels.
 

BMW Manufacturing has produced the five millionth BMW built Greer.

The historic vehicle is a Toronto Red Metallic BMW X5 M Competition equipped with a 617-horsepower M TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine, Silverstone Full Merino Leather interior and 21/22-inch M Star-spoke bi-color wheels. It came off the line on June 4. BMW Manufacturing resumed production May 4 after shutting down due to COVID-19 interfering with the plant and its supply chain of parts facing work interruptions.

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BMW resumes production in Greer May 4
APR 30, 2020

BMW announced it will carefully ramp up production at its Greer plant and continue to monitor the supply chain and customer demand around the world.

BMW Manufacturing will resume production in Greer on Monday, May 4. BMW announced it will carefully ramp up production  and continue to monitor the supply chain and customer demand around the world.

BMW implemented a variety of deep cleaning and safety measures it reported. It included disinfecting equipment in all technologies, sanitizing workstations, remodeling layouts to enhance social distancing, and completing preventive maintenance on equipment.

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BMW Pro-Am canceled this year
APR 17, 2020

The BMW Charity Pro-Am has been canceled due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis.

Thornblade Club in Greer is the host club for the June 4-7 tournament. Cliffs Valley was a second course with a third that was unnamed.

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BMW, Michelin announce production shutdowns
MAR 20, 2020

BMW, Michelin announce production shutdowns

Two of the Upstate’s largest employers will temporarily cease production.

BMW Manufacturing and Michelin North America announced they are shutting down all or part of their production operations. Both of the shutdowns were in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BMW enjoys another record production year; S.C. plant produced 411,620 units in 2019
JAN 23, 2020

BMW enjoys another record production year; S.C. plant produced 411,620 units in 2019

During its 25th year of production, BMW Manufacturing set a new production record with a total of 411,620 X models produced in 2019, topping the previous record of 449 units (411,171 in 2016. This confirms the South Carolina plant will remain the largest plant by volume in the BMW Group’s global production network. 2019 marked the third time BMW Plant Spartanburg has topped the 400,000 mark.

 Since 2017, the Spartanburg plant has launched five BMWX models, four Xmodels and two electrified vehicles.

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Thornblade's Smith honored as Tour Volunteer of the Year
NOV 22, 2019

Nancy Smith was honored as the Volunteer of the Year by the The Korn Ferry Tour (formerly Web.com) Wednesday.
 

Nancy Smith was honored as the Volunteer of the Year by the The Korn Ferry Tour (formerly Web.com) Wednesday. Smith is the Thornblade Club volunteer course chair.

Smith and four tournaments on The Korn Ferry Tour were honored at the PGA TOUR’s annual tournament meetings on at TPC Sawgrass at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

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BMW celebrates 25 years, 4.5 million vehicles and counting
OCT 1, 2019

Twenty-five years since the first BMW rolled off the line, the plant employs more than 11,000 people who build 1,500 BMWs daily.
 

It all started in June 1992 when BMW Chairman Eberhard von Kuenheim announced the company would build its first full production factory outside of Germany. BMW chose Spartanburg as the location because of the deep water port of Charleston, its advanced technical college system and the state’s strong work ethic.

Only two years later – September 1994 – the first BMW built in the United States rolled off the assembly line in Greer as hundreds of proud associates cheered.

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Gibson wins BMW Pro-Am, earns PGA TOUR card
JUN 9, 2019

Rhein Gibson is the BMW Charity Pro-Am tournament champion, earning $126,000 for the win and securing his 2019-2020 PGA TOUR card.
 

• Final scores

Rhein Gibson from Edmond, Okla., is the BMW Charity Pro-Am tournament champion, earning $126,000 for the win. Gibson finished the tournament 21-under-par 193.

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Miller has stroke lead after BMW Pro-Am suspended third round
JUN 8, 2019

Michael Miller will carry a one-stroke lead into Sunday to begin his third and final round of the BMW Charity Pro-Am.
 

Saturday scores

• Sunday’s tee times

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Ventura leads BMW Pro-Am, weather suspends 2nd round
JUN 7, 2019

Norwegian Kristoffer Ventura birdied five of his final six holes at The Cliffs Valley to take a one-stroke lead during a rain-shortened second round at the BMW Charity Pro-Am.
 

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• Saturday tee times

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Covello, Martin, Harmon share BMW Pro-Am lead
JUN 7, 2019

Brett Farve, former NFL quarterback, was a big draw playing at Thornblade Club Thursday.
 

• First round scores 

• Friday's tee times

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BMW Charity Pro-Am begins today at Thornblade, Cliffs Valley
JUN 6, 2019

The BMW Charity Pro-Am begins today at host Thornblade Club in Greer and Cliffs Valley in Travelers Rest.

This year will mark the 27th of the BMW Pro-Am and the 12th year that Thornblade Club will serve as the host course.

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