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Golfers to watch at the 2019 Pinnacle Bank Championship in Omaha.

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Spectators watch the action on the ninth hole during the second round of the 2018 Pinnacle Bank Championship.

Here's more information on some of the notable golfers coming to Omaha for the Pinnacle Bank Championship. The first round takes place July 18.

Xinjun Zhang

2019 wins: Dormie Network Classic at Briggs Ranch, Lincoln Land Championship

2019 Korn Ferry points: 1,880 (1)

2019 winnings: $380,226

Of note: Age 32, born in China; Played PGA TOUR in 2018.

In Omaha: Missed the cut in 2017.

Robby Shelton

2019 wins: Nashville Golf Open, Knoxville Open

2019 Korn Ferry points: 1,718 (2)

2019 winnings: $335,160

Of note: Age 23, born in Mobile, Alabama.

In Omaha: Has not played.

Scottie Scheffler

2019 win: Evans Scholars Invitational

2019 Korn Ferry points: 1,609 (3)

2019 winnings: $330,011

Of note: Age 23, born in Dallas. Graduated from Texas in 2018 (finance).

In Omaha: Missed the cut last year.

Lanto Griffin

2019 win: Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship

2019 Korn Ferry points: 1,124 (4)

2019 winnings: $221,035

Of note: Age 31, born in Mount Shasta, California. Graduated from VCU in 2010 (marketing). Played PGA TOUR in 2018.

In Omaha: Tied for 14th in 2017.

Ryan Brehm

2019 win: LECOM Health Challenge

2019 Korn Ferry points: 1,048 (5)

2019 winnings: $232,276

Of note: Age 33, born in Midland, Michigan. Graduated from Michigan State in 2008 (economics). Played the PGA TOUR in 2017.

In Omaha: Missed the cut in 2018.

Henrik Norlander

2019 win: Wichita Open

2019 Korn Ferry points: 1,046 (6)

2019 winnings: $220,708

Of note: Age 32, born in Sweden. Graduated from Augusta in 2011 (business marketing). Played PGA TOUR in 2013 and 2016.

In Omaha: Tied for 42nd in 2018, tied for 46th in 2017.

Mark Anderson

2019 win: Country Club de Bogota Championship

2019 Korn Ferry points: $216,776

2019 winnings: 962 (8)

Of note: Age 33, born in Annapolis, Maryland. Graduated from South Carolina in 2008 (business management). Played PGA TOUR in 2012, 2014 and 2015

In Omaha: Tied for 31st in 2018; Missed the cut at the 2010 and 2011 Cox Classics.

Rhein Gibson

2019 win: BMW Charity Pro-Am

2019 Korn Ferry points: 954 (9)

2019 winnings: $225,341

Of note: Age 33, born in Australia. Graduated from Oklahoma Christian in 2008 (finance).

In Omaha: Missed the cut in 2018; tied for 31st in 2017.

Mark Hubbard

2019 win: LECOM Suncoast Classic

2019 Korn Ferry points: 967 (7)

2019 winnings: $186,741

Of note: Age 30, born in Denver. Graduated from San Jose State in 2011 (business management). Played the PGA TOUR in 2015.

In Omaha: Tied for 22nd in 2018.

Sebastian Cappelen

2019 win: REX Hospital Open

2019 Korn Ferry points: 905 (11)

2019 winnings: $195,968

Of note: Age 29, born in Denmark. Attended Arkansas.

In Omaha: Tied for 22nd in 2018 and tied for 18th in 2017.

Vince Covello

2019 win: Chitimacha Louisiana Open

2019 Korn Ferry points: 814 (12)

2019 winnings: $162,434

Of note: Age 36, born in Springfield, Pennsylvania. Attended North Florida.

In Omaha: Tied for sixth in 2018, tied for 11th in 2017. Missed the cut at the final three Cox Classics.

Michael Gligic

2019 win: Panama Championship

2019 Korn Ferry points: 803 (13)

2019 winnings: $166,393

Of note: Age 29, born in Burlington, Ontario. Tour rookie.

In Omaha: Missed the cut in 2017.

Chase Seiffert

Best 2019 finish: Tied for second at Dormie Network Classic at Briggs Ranch.

2019 Korn Ferry points: 911 (10)

2019 winnings: $182,235

Of note: Age 27, born in Panama City, Florida. Graduated from Florida State in 2013 (sociology).

In Omaha: Missed cut at 2013 Cox Classic.

Vincent Whaley

Best 2019 finish: Runner-up at The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic.

2019 Korn Ferry points: 746 (15)

2019 winnings: $145,669

Of note: Age 24, born in Lexington, Kentucky. Graduated from Georgia Tech in 2017 (business finance). Tour rookie.

In Omaha: Has not played.

Tyler McCumber

Best 2019 finishes: Tied for third at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship and Country Club de Bogota Championship.

2019 Korn Ferry points: 724 (16)

2019 winnings: $151,154

Of note: Age 28, born in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Graduated from Florida in 2013 (family youth and community science). Father is 10-time PGA TOUR winner Mark McCumber. Previously played Korn Ferry Tour in 2015.

In Omaha: Has not played.

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Rafael Campos

2019 win: The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic

2019 Korn Ferry points: 695 (17)

2019 winnings: $141,669

Of note: Age 31, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Was teammates at VCU (graduated in 2010, business) with Lanto Griffin.

In Omaha: Missed the cut in 2018 and withdrew after one round in 2017.

Michael Gellerman

2019 win: KC Golf Classic

2019 Korn Ferry points: 664 (20)

2019 winnings: $149,594

Of note: Age 26, born in Tucson, Arizona. Graduated from Oklahoma in 2015 (communications). A Sooner teammate was Rylee Reinertson from Gibbon, Nebraska.

In Omaha: Missed cut in 2017.

Kristoffer Ventura

2019 win: Utah Championship

2019 Korn Ferry points: 649 (21)

2019 winnings: $168,444

Of note: Age 24, born in Mexico but he moved to his mother’s native Norway at 12. Graduated from Oklahoma State in 2018 (business management). Tour rookie.

In Omaha: Has not played.

Chris Baker

Best 2019 finish: Tied for fourth at REX Hospital Open and Nashville Golf Open.

2019 Korn Ferry points: 679 (19)

2019 winnings: $145,508

Of note: Age 33, born in Seymour, Indiana. Graduated from Iowa State in 2008 (marketing and management).

In Omaha: Tied for 31st in 2018.

Harry Higgs

Best 2019 finish: Tie for second at KC Golf Classic

2019 Korn Ferry points: 642 (22)

2019 winnings: $139,248

Of note: Age 27, born in Camden, New Jersey. Graduated from SMU in 2014 (sports management).

In Omaha: Has not played.

Nelson Ledesma

Best 2019 finish: Tied for second at KC Golf Classic.

2019 Korn Ferry points: 688 (18)

2019 winnings: $145,983

Of note: Age 28, born in Argentina.

In Omaha: Has not played.

Dan McCarthy

2019 win: Savannah Golf Championship

2019 Korn Ferry points: 625 (23)

2019 winnings: $123,889

Of note: Age 33, born in Syracuse, New York. Graduated from LeMoyne in 2007 (marketing).

In Omaha: Tied for 56th in 2018, missed the cut in 2017.

Brian Campbell

Best 2019 finish: Tied for third at BMW Charity Pro-Am and Savannah Golf Championship.

2019 Korn Ferry points: 565 (25)

2019 winnings: $118,749

Of note: Age 26, born in Newport Beach, California. Graduated from Illinois in 2015 (business). Played the PGA TOUR in 2015.

In Omaha: Missed the cut in 2018.

Kevin Dougherty

Best 2019 finish: Tied for second at Wichita Open

2019 Korn Ferry points: 565 (26)

2019 winnings: $119,138

Of note: Age 28, born in Murrieta, California. Graduated from Oklahoma State in 2014 (education and entrepreneurship).

In Omaha: Missed the cut in 2018.

Zecheng Dou

2019 win: The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic

2019 Korn Ferry points: 549 (27)

2019 winnings: $115,546

Of note: Age 22, born in China. Played the PGA TOUR in 2018.

In Omaha: Missed the cut in 2017.

Scott Gutschewski

Best 2019 finish: Tied for ninth at BMW Charity Pro-Am.

2019 Korn Ferry points: 170 (103)

2019 winnings: $36,115

Of note: Age 42, born in Omaha. Graduated from Nebraska in 2014 (professional golf management). Final year of Husker career was 1999. Played the PGA TOUR in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011.

In Omaha: Made seven of eight cuts, with a tie for second in 2017 his best finish.

Brandon Crick

Best 2019 finish: Tied for 19th at Dormie Network Classic.

2019 Korn Ferry points: 95 (149)

2019 winnings: $17,341

Of note: Age 31, born in McCook, Nebraska. Graduated from Nebraska in 2015 (sociology).

In Omaha: Made two of three cuts, with a tie for 46th in 2010 his best finish.

Ryan Vermeer

Sponsor’s exemption

Of note: Age 41, born in Spencer, Iowa. Played at Kansas, final year 2000. Played Korn Ferry Tour in 2001. PGA Professional champion in 2018.

In Omaha: Made two of six cuts, with a tie for 18th in 2001 his best finish.

Jon Curran

Sponsor’s exemption

Best 2019 finish: Tied for 55th at Wichita Open.

2019 Korn Ferry points: 11 (213)

2019 winnings: $3,386

Of note: Age 32, born in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Graduated from Vanderbilt in 2009 (Human and Organizational Development). Played on the PGA TOUR from 2015 to 2018, going 0-2 in playoffs.

In Omaha: Has not played.

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