Published on May 15, 2016

Trey Mullinax Outpaces Competition to Clinch Tour Victory in Rex Hospital Open

Mullinax’s win is his first on Tour with a 14-under finish

RALEIGH, N.C. – Trey Mullinax, a former Alabama golfer, won this year’s Rex Hospital Open with a final score of 14-under. Mullinax’s victory at TPC Wakefield is his first win on the tour and his third top-10 finish.
2016 Rex Hospital Open Champion Trey Mullinax“It was a great week of golf at TPC Wakefield,” said Trey Mullinax. “The win still doesn’t feel real. Winning out here is hard because all of these guys are so good. It will sink in soon. Thanks to Rex Hospital and all of the fans for coming out – it’s a week I won’t soon forget.”

Mullinax, 23, came from behind to win on Sunday – starting out in fourth place with a score of 11-under. An eagle on hole 15 was the momentum he needed to secure and maintain the lead. His win at the Rex Hospital Open is his best career finish, with a total purse of $117,000. His win propels him from 33rd to fourth on the money list. At the end of the season, the top 25 players will earn PGA TOUR cards for next season.

Brady Schnell, who was the leader heading into Sunday, finished second and took home $70,000, followed by JT Poston in third place with $44,200. Albin Choi, a North Carolina State University alumnus, tied for 10th along with Raleigh native Grayson Murray at 7-under par. Chris Wilson, who moved to Raleigh in January, tied for 16th.
“Once again, the Rex Hospital Open did not disappoint,” said Steve Burriss, president of UNC REX Healthcare. “The great weather, family-friendly activities and thrilling finish made for another outstanding event. We are happy for Trey and look forward to seeing what the future holds for him.”
As the Triangle’s premier charity golf event, the Rex Hospital Open has raised more than $9 million for patients in need since its inception. Funds raised this year will benefit the new North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital, an eight-story, 114-bed tower under construction at UNC REX Healthcare’s main Raleigh campus.
Sunday capped an eventful week of activities at the Rex Hospital Open. The event kicked off on Monday with the American Cancer Society’s Triangle Cure Classic Pro-Am. Other events during the week included a Pairings Party sponsored by North State Bank, the Opening Honorary Tee Shot, featuring WWII Veteran and Tour Volunteer of the Year Bob Bidwell, and a new Military Caddie program, Birdies for the Brave, which honors combat-injured warriors.
The Tour is the path to the PGA Tour. The top 25 earners on the Tour money list are automatically granted a PGA Tour card the following season. This year, all of the top 25 earners played at the Rex Hospital Open, as well as several past winners of PGA Tour events.