Nationwide Tour Gets New Sponsor
The Rex Hospital signed a three-year deal to sponsor The Rex Hospital Open, which will be played May 5-8 this year at the Tournament Players Club at Wakefield Plantation.
The 12th playing of the tournament, like all Nationwide Tour events, will give its net proceeds to local charities which at this stop will be the Rex Hospital.
The hospital will use the proceeds to support its own programs. Among the areas of the hospital that will benefit are the cancer and heart disease education and early detection programs, including the Rex Mobile Mammography unit that has brought life-saving services to the community.
'We are excited about the evolution of our community outreach programs, as well as our participation in the local golf scene,' said David Strong, president of Rex Healthcare. 'We've gone from hosting the Rex Classic, a one- day Pro-Am event, to title sponsorship in Raleigh's Nationwide Tour event, The Rex Hospital Open. By becoming a part of the PGA Tour's Nationwide Tour event at Wakefield Plantation in May, The Rex Hospital Open has reached a whole new level of commitment to the health of our community.'
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She’s keeping the momentum of her season-opening Pure Silk Bahamas Classic victory going this year.
Her confidence is high.
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But then . . .
In just her second start after seven months away from the LPGA, Park is playing like she never left.
With a 9-under-par 63 Saturday, Park seized the lead going into the final round.
Park’s back with a hot putter.
“The front nine was great . . . like 2013,” Park said.
“But I'm still really happy with my round today,” she said.
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“Every step is just misery,” Davies said after. “It’s just getting older. Don’t get old.”
She’s 54, but she played the third round as if she were 32 again.
With every sweet swing Saturday, Davies peeled back the years, turning back the clock.
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About that aching left leg, Davies was asked if it could prevent her from challenging on Sunday.
“I’ll crawl around if I have to,” she said.
Davies said she still dreams about qualifying.
“You never know,” she said.