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Mito Pereira won the 2021 REX Hospital Open on Sunday, a year after the Triangle’s premiere professional golf tournament was paused in response to the pandemic.
Mito Pereira, who lost his Korn Ferry Tour card after a rocky 2018 season and clawed his way back up the professional ladder, secured his PGA TOUR card in thrilling fashion Sunday at the REX Hospital Open.
After another marathon day at the REX Hospital Open, the three co-leaders – Stephan Jaeger, Andrew Novak, and Mito Pereira – each have an opportunity to secure PGA TOUR cards if they finish off a victory Sunday.
It was a marathon day at the REX Hospital Open, with some players walking upwards of 16 miles and playing 36 holes.
Andrew Novak, a Raleigh, North Carolina native who was born at REX Hospital, carded a career-low 10-under 61 and took the lead prior to the suspension of Thursday’s opening round.
In partnership with the Korn Ferry Tour, UNC REX Healthcare today awarded one of their title sponsor exemptions for the 2021 REX Hospital Open (June 3-6) to Florida A&M University’s Mulbe Dillard IV.
The REX Hospital Open will return to Raleigh June 3-6, a year after the Triangle’s premiere professional golf tournament was paused in response to the pandemic.
UNC Health is proud to announce that three of its hospitals are included on Newsweek Magazine’s prestigious annual ranking of the “World’s Best Hospitals.”
One of UNC REX's title sponsor exemptions for the REX Hospital Open will be given to the top-ranked player in the Advocates Professional Golf Association (APGA) Collegiate Ranking for each of the next two years.
UNC Medical Center, UNC REX, Nash, Pardee and Lenoir receive top grades
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