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Bridgestone Invitational Golf Tournament

Champagne scores better than Stenson

By mike Published: August 5, 2010

David Champagne is not listed in the official results, nor is he eligible to win the Bridgestone Invitational, but he did play a round of 18 holes Thursday alongside Henrik Stenson on the South Course at Firestone Country Club.

Champagne, in his third season as a golf pro at Firestone Country Club, played with Stenson because the field is at an uneven number (81) after Robert Allenby withdrew from the tournament due to an injury.

Champagne shot a 6-over-par 76, which was three strokes better than Stenson's 79.

``I think I did alright,´´ said Champagne, who is originally from Rochester, N.Y. and now lives in North Canton.

``I hit the ball pretty well. My goal is to stay out of his way and try to do my job. I am not here for me, I am out here for him.´´

Champagne will also serve as Stenson's marker and partner Friday.

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