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The Rex Hospital Open returns to North Raleigh in early June, with 156 professional golfers competing in one of North Carolina’s premier tournaments. The Rex Hospital Open is the largest and most successful annual charity fundraiser supporting patient care and services at UNC Rex Healthcare. Proceeds from this year’s Rex Hospital Open will benefit the UNC Rex Mobile Mammography Program, which helps underserved patients get much-needed screenings for breast cancer.
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.
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.
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.
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Media ContactFor media inquiries and to arrange interviews, please contact:
Alan Wolf, UNC REX Healthcare919-784-4467