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Published on May 14, 2019

REX Hospital Open Returns to Raleigh as Triangle’s Top Professional Golf Tournament

The Country Club at Wakefield Plantation will host charity golf event, May 30 to June 2

WHAT: More than 156 professional golfers from around the world will compete in the REX Hospital Open, May 30 to June 2 at The Country Club at Wakefield Plantation in North Raleigh. This year’s REX Hospital Open, part of the Web.com Tour, marks the 32nd anniversary of UNC REX Healthcare hosting charity golf. The Web.com Tour is the primary path for rising golf stars to earn their PGA TOUR cards. Recent winners of the REX Hospital Open include Raleigh native Chesson Hadley, Joey Garber, Conrad Shindler and Trey Mullinax, who are currently playing on the PGA TOUR.

This year’s tournament will offer something for everyone to enjoy, including great golf, food trucks, beer tents, kids’ activities and live music. Proceeds from this year’s event will support the new UNC REX Cancer Center, which is under construction across Blue Ridge Road from the main hospital campus in Raleigh. That expansion will improve access to much-needed oncology care. During the past three decades, charity golf has raised more than $9 million for patients, programs and services at UNC REX Healthcare.

WHO: Pro golfers* from around the world will compete in this year’s REX Hospital Open. This year’s field is expected to include players with local ties such as:

  • Albin Choi, an N.C. State alumnus who turned pro in 2013 and tied for sixth at last year’s REX Hospital Open
  • Stephen Franken, an N.C. State Senior who won the Stitch Intercollegiate tournament last month and who plans to turn pro at the REX Hospital Open
  • Ben Kohles, a University of Virginia alumnus who now lives in Cary
  • Cameron Percy, a Raleigh resident and TCC at Wakefield member

*Many golfers will be available for interviews, as well as Brian Krusoe, REX Hospital Open Tournament Director. Contact Alan Wolf to schedule.

WHERE: The Country Club at Wakefield Plantation

                2201 Wakefield Plantation Dr.

                Raleigh, NC 27614

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Tuesday, May 28

  • Professional practice rounds (all day)

Wednesday, May 29

  • Official REX Hospital Open Pro-Am
  • Morning and afternoon tee times
  • Military Caddie Program on #18:  12:00 – 2:00p.m.

Thursday, May 30

  • First round of competition (156 Players)
  • Live music on the Fan Fairway Pavilion Stage: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, May 31

  • Second round of competition
  • Food Truck Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Live music on the Fan Fairway Pavilion Stage: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 1

  • Third round of competition (field cut to low 65 and ties)
  • Food trucks: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Live music on the Fan Fairway Pavilion Stage: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 2 – Service Appreciation Day presented by First Citizens Bank

  • Final round of competition
  • Food trucks: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Live music on the Fan Fairway Pavilion Stage: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • REX Hospital Open Trophy Presentation: Immediately following the conclusion of play (approximately 5:00 p.m.)

TICKETS: Media attend for free. Please check in at the Media Room on the first floor of the main clubhouse at TCC at Wakefield when you arrive to receive credentials, or contact Alan Wolf.

NOTE: There are a very limited number of Media parking spots reserved in front of the main clubhouse for working journalists on deadline. Other members of the media should park in one of the remote lots and take the shuttles to TCC at Wakefield.

Tickets are available for purchase at rexhospitalopen.com. A daily ground ticket is $10, week ground tickets are $20 and Champion’s Club tickets are $100.

Kids 16 and under attend for free. All military (including active duty, reserve and veterans), first responders and Wake County Public School employees also receive free admission.

ABOUT THE REX HOSPITAL OPEN

Professional golfers from around the world travel to The Country Club at Wakefield Plantation every year to participate in the Web.com Tour’s REX Hospital Open and vie for their coveted PGA TOUR card. The tournament’s charitable efforts, coupled with its family and fan-friendly environment, attract thousands of golf fans each spring. In 2017 the Rex Healthcare Foundation was named Charity of the Year on the Web.com Tour for its community efforts. In the past 32 years, charity golf has raised more than $9 million for patients, programs and services at UNC REX Healthcare.

 

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