Defending champ D.J. Fiese and seven of the NGA Hooters Tour's top 10 money winners are expected for next month's Buffalo Run Casino Classic.

The tournament, in its fifth year, runs June 21-24 at Peoria Ridge Golf Course.

A qualifying tournament will be June 19 with a pair of pro-am tournaments on June 20.

This is the earliest the event has been staged. Previously, it had been a late July-early August stop on the tour.

Now, it will be at the end of a three-tournament swing through the area.

The inaugural NGA Tour Bentonville Open presented by Simmons Suites will be June 7-10 at the Lost Springs Golf & Athletic Club at Rogers, Ark.

Then the following week, Joplin's Loma Linda Resort will host the new Loma Linda Classic presented by Zimmer Radio Group.

This will be the fourth year the Buffalo Run Casino, owned by the Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma, has been the title sponsor for Miami's stop on the tour.

The Peorias also own Peoria Ridge Golf Course.

Fiese won the 2006 BRCC by four strokes over former Georgia State University teammate Tee McCabe to take the title.

Fiese finished at 24-under par 264. He finished up in style, shooting an 8-under 64 on the final day.

Fiese is 44th on the money list this season with $9,092.

The field will include four of this season's previous winners: Brandon Brown, Rob Johnson, Nathan Smith and Michael Cornell.

Nathan Smith won the Capital Chevrolet Classic at Elgin, Fla.

He is fourth in earnings with $43,923.20.

Brown, fifth in the money with $40,760.17, won the Michelob Ultra Classic in Lake Mary, Fla.

Cornell won the Savannah Lakes Resort Classic at McCormick, S.C.

Entering this week's stop at the Chesdin Landing Chesdin Realty Open at Chesterfield, Va., Connell was seventh with $39,969.80.

Rob Johnson is ninth in earnings with $35,871.00. He got his first Hooters Tour victory at the season's first stop, the Michelob Ultra Classic at Harmony, Fla.

Other money leaders who are on the tentative entry list are Kris Blanks of Bluffton, S.C., Emmett Turner of Augusta, Ga., and Matt Every of Daytona Beach, Fla.

Blanks is third in earnings behind Tommy Biershenk and Kevin Streelman with $47,197.25.

Turner is sixth and Every eighth with $40,412.08 and $37,239.50, respectively.

Eighteen slots still must be filled to complete the 176-player field.

Ten will go to players who earn berths in the Tuesday qualifier, three will go to the top 25 money leaders who have not entered and there will be five sponsor exemptions.