Check out featured pairings for first round of Ally Challenge at Warwick Hills

There are a few showcase groupings for Friday’s first round of the inaugural Ally Challenge at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in Grand Blanc.

Among them: 

►Vijay Singh (three), Kenny Perry (two) and Tom Pernice (one), who won a combined six Buick Open championships when Warwick Hills hosted the PGA Tour stop, will tee off at 1:10, on the first hole.

►Fan favorite Fred Couples, who won the Buick Open in 1994, will lay with David Toms and Jay Haas, and tee off at 1:20, on the first hole.

►Colin Montgomerie, who never played in a Buick Open, will play alongside Lee Janzen and Jeff Maggert, with a 12:40 tee time, on the first hole.

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►John Daly headlines his group, with Joe Durant and Carlos Franco, at 12:20, teeing off on the first hole.

►The two local entrants, Lake Orion’s Tom Gillis (1:25, 10th hole) and Grandville’s Tom Werkmeister (1:30, first hole), will be among the later tee times for Round 1.

The Ally Challenge runs Friday through Sunday, with no cut, typical of Champions Tour non-majors. The purse is $2 million, with the winner getting $300,000. Tickets remain availableand Golf Channel will broadcast all three rounds, from 3-6 p.m. each day.

Ally Challenge first-round tee times

FRIDAY

11:30 (hole No. 1): Woody Austin, Tommy Armour III, Mark Brooks

11:35 (10): Jeff Sluman, Jay Don Blake, Scott Hoch

11:40 (1): Kent Jones, Dan Forsman, Scott Verplank

11:45 (10): Glen Day, Loren Roberts, John Huston

11;50 (1): Dudley Hart, Robert Gamez, Darren Clarke

11:55 (10): Todd Hamilton, Gary Hallberg, Tommy Tolles

Noon (1): Corey Pavin, Steve Pate, Tim Petrovic

12:05 (10): Bob Estes, Tom Byrum, Blaine McCallister

12:10 (1): Chris DiMarco, Mike Goodes, Scott Dunlap

12:15 (10): Joey Sindelar, Wes Short Jr., Bill Glasson

12:20 (1): Joe Durant, John Daly, Carlos Franco

12:25 (10): Kirk Triplett, Marco Dawson, Stephen Ames

12:30 (1): Jesper Parnevik, Esteban Toledo, Bart Bryant

12:35 (10): Brandt Jobe, Olin Browne, Mark O’Meara

12:40 (1): Colin Montgomerie, Jeff Maggert, Lee Janzen

12:45 (10): Doug Garwood, David Frost, Paul Goydos

12:50 (1): Rocco Mediate, Larry Mize, Billy Mayfair

12:55 (10): Tom Lehman, Duffy Waldorf, Sandy Lyle

1 (1): Scott McCarron, Jerry Kelly, Bernhard Langer

1:05 (10): Jerry Smith, Billy Andrade, Mark Calcavecchia

1:10 (1): Vijay Singh, Tom Pernice Jr., Kenny Perry

1:15 (10): Scott Parel, Gene Sauers, Paul Broadhurst

1:20 (1): Fred Couples, David Toms, Jay Haas

1:25 (10): Gibby Gilbert III, Fran Quinn, Tom Gillis

1:30 (1): Kevin Johnson, Tom Werkmeister, Mark Walker

1:35 (10): Paul Claxton, David McKenzie, Ken Tanigawa

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