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McGladrey Announces 20 Caddie for Love Semifinalists

One Fan to Caddie for Davis Love III at the McGladrey Classic Pro-Am This October


Cast Your Vote Now Until Aug. 26 at www.CaddieForLove.com

Charlotte, N.C. – After almost 20,000 registrations and 11,000 votes, McGladrey is proud to announce that the following 20 golf fans from 16 states have been named semifinalists in the 2011 Caddie for Love contest. They have moved one step closer for a chance to caddie for PGA TOUR great Davis Love III during The McGladrey Classic Pro-Am on Oct. 12, 2011:

  • Mark Austin — Minnetonka, Minn.
  • Adam Bass — Bethesda, Md.
  • Edward Byczek — Roseville, Mich.
  • Andrew Cole — Canton, Ohio
  • Brent Dexter — Morristown, Tenn.
  • Dewayne Dickens — Charleston, W. Va.
  • Paige Gauthier — Claremont, N.H.
  • Robert Griffith — Goodyear, Ariz.
  • Claudio Kawecki — Hoboken, N.J.
  • Emerson Rivera — Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Mark Schill — Wayzata, Minn.
  • Bill Shields — Bothell, Wash.
  • John Storey — Greenwood, S.C.
  • Dan Vandermeulen — Torrance, Calif.
  • Michael Welch — Spartanburg, S.C.
  • Gregory White — Selah, Wash.
  • Todd Howell — Greenville, N.C.
  • Alan Durham — Acworth, Ga.
  • Steve Lewkowitz — Tucson, Ariz.
  • Blake Roberts — Chattanooga, Tenn.

The remaining phases of the contest are underway between now and Sept. 14 at www.CaddieForLove.com; voting ends Aug. 26 and final judging and selection begins Aug. 27 and ends Sept. 14. The 20 semifinalists have each uploaded a short video illustrating why he should be chosen by Davis and the fans to “Caddie for Love,” and they are poised for Davis to choose a winner on Sept. 15.

The McGladrey judging criteria included knowledge of U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and the game of golf, essay originality, photo originality and a tie-in to The Power of Being Understood. Fan voting was also taken into consideration when selecting finalists.

“The golfer/caddie relationship is an important one, similar to the relationship McGladrey has with its clients. These 20 semifinalists have displayed this level of understanding thus far,” said Davis Love III, a member of Team McGladrey and the tournament host of The McGladrey Classic. “I understand what it means to assemble a great team on the course, and I’ll really be watching the semifinalists’ videos to determine our grand prize winner. In this contest, I’m looking for someone who, like the folks at McGladrey, understands my needs, my game and my love and passion for the game of golf.”

Davis ranks sixth in career earnings and is one of the most highly respected golfers currently on the PGA TOUR. Over his 25-year professional career, he has captured 171 Top 10 finishes and racked up 20 career PGA TOUR victories. In 1997 he won the PGA Championship, and in 2012 Davis will lead Team U.S.A. as Ryder Cup captain.

“The Caddie for Love contest is off to a great start and has done a wonderful job of further expanding our ‘Experience the Power of Being Understood’ campaign and our support of the PGA TOUR, the game of golf and especially the charities that benefit, such as Special Olympics and Boys and Girls Clubs,” said RSM McGladrey Chief Marketing Officer, Mark Audino. “I’m excited to see what our semifinalists do to secure the fans’ — and more importantly — Davis Love’s votes. It’s clear we have created a unique, online, socially driven contest that will allow us to share our love for the game of golf and our ‘Power of Being Understood’ messaging with fans in an interactive manner.”

Caddie for Love is sponsored by RSM McGladrey, Inc. and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, which operate under the McGladrey brand as one of the nation’s largest providers of assurance, tax and consulting services. For all contest rules and regulations visit: www.caddieforlove.com.

One of the semifinalists has the opportunity to win the chance to caddie for Davis Love III at the McGladrey Classic, an invite to The McGladrey Classic Pro-Am draw reception at the home of Davis and Robin Love, round-trip airfare for two and two nights of accommodations (Oct. 11 and 12) at Sea Island Resort.

All registrants are eligible to win a Davis Love III golf bag and set of irons.

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About The McGladrey Classic
The McGladrey Classic is a PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club in Saint Simons Island, Ga. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation, which was established by PGA Professional Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. The McGladrey Classic is named for title sponsor McGladrey. McGladrey is the brand under which RSM McGladrey, Inc. and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP serve clients’ business needs. Together, they rank as the fifth-largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services, with 7,000 professionals and associates in more than 80 offices.


Terri Andrews
Director, National Public Relations



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