Two former Maine High School champions will play in the Korn Ferry Tour Pro Golf Championship

Topsham’s Caleb Manuel and Camden’s Cole Anderson look forward to playing with the pros when the second annual Live & Work Maine Corn Ferry Tour begins Thursday at Falmouth Country Club.

The tournament will be 72 holes over four days, with cuts to be made after the second round.

Chad Remy of Fulton, Mississippi, won the inaugural event last year with a 16-under-par 268-over-71, laying out 7,372 yards.

It would be the 21-year-old Anderson’s first time in a major pro tournament, while Manuel made a recent appearance at the US Open at The Country Club in Brooklyn, Massachusetts, shooting 17 above par. 157.

The 20-year-old Manuel played in Live and Work in Maine last year and hit 16 from over 158 and couldn’t score.

Manuel is a two-time All-Big East pick from the University of Connecticut and was last year’s Rookie of the Year. He participated in the medal-winning honors at the Big East Championships this season and finished in a tie for 15th at New Haven Regional.

Anderson, who plays golf in Florida, tied for 40th out of 169 golfers in the NCAA Division I National Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Anderson and Manuel both received waivers from the sponsor to play in the tournament.

The Korn Ferry Tour is one step below the PGA Tour, and the top 25 riders based on points receive their PGA Tour cards for the following season. There is a series of three tournaments after the regular season from which the top 25 also receive PGA Tour cards.

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