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Rob Oppenheim, 2015 Air Capital Classic Champion, earned the final PGA TOUR card Sunday by $101 at TPC Sawgrass in the finale of the Championship along with 40 other Air Capital Classic alums. The new PGA TOUR season starts in less than two weeks (October 15 – 18) at the Open in California.

Tournament also announces charitable donations of $140,000, with increased attendance credited.

WICHITA, Kan. - The Air Capital Classic presented by Aetna celebrated its 26th year in 2015 as part of the Tour and experienced record attendance once again. As a result, the Air Capital Classic was able to donate nearly $140,000 to local charities, tournament officials announced today.

The tournament also announced the event would return to its home of the last 15 years, Crestview Country Club, in 2016, and be played June 16-26 with competition rounds on the 23rd to the 26th.

"Congratulations on the success of the 2015 Air Capital Classic presented by Aetna,” said Tour president Bill Calfee. “We have seen this tournament grow in many ways, particularly in the last several years. Many of the things it does are now best practices that are noticed and replicated by other tournaments on the Tour. The atmosphere, the hospitality, the crowd involvement, and other facets are wonderful to see and experience. We thank the tournament staff, the Ambassadors and every volunteer for contributing to a very successful 2015 tournament.”

In addition to the charitable donations of $140,000, Wichita also benefits from the annual $4.5 million economic impact provided by the event. “We have so many people to thank for making this possible,” says Tournament Director Roy Turner.  “Our fantastic team of ambassadors rallied behind us and contributed greatly to the success of the event.  We cannot say ‘thank you’ enough to them and everyone else who played a part in a wonderful 2015 Air Capital Classic presented by Aetna.”

Fifty-two former Air Capital Classic Presented by AETNA players are part of the 157 man 2015 PGA Championship field this week at Whistling Straights including former champions David Toms, Scott Piercey and Jason Dufner. Other alums are:

  • Daniel Berger
  • Jason Bohn
  • Steven Bowditch
  • Keegan Bradley
  • Brian Cairns
  • Alex Cejka
  • Kevin Chappell
  • Jason Day
  • Brendon de Jonge
  • Matt Every
  • Tony Finau
  • Jim Furyk
  • Fabian Gomez
  • Bill Haas
  • Chesson Hadley
  • James Hahn
  • David Hearn
  • Russell Henley
  • Charley Hoffman
  • Zack Johnson
  • Matt Jones
  • Kevin Kisner
  • Russell Knox
  • Matt Kuchar
  • Danny Lee
  • Marc Leishman
  • David Lingmerth
  • Ben Martin
  • George McNeil
  • Troy Merritt
  • Shaun Micheel
  • Alan Morin
  • Ryan Palmer
  • Pat Perez
  • Brandt Snedeker
  • Bob Sowards
  • Brendan Steele
  • Steve Stricker
  • Nick Taylor
  • Justin Thomas
  • Brendon Todd
  • Omar Uresti
  • Camilo Villegas
  • Jimmy Walker
  • Nick Watney
  • Bubba Watson
  • Boo Weekley
  • Gary Woodland

2016 Air Capital Classic dates will be announced soon.

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WICHITA, Kan. – Former Wichita Alums Zach Johnson and Scott Piercy topped the leaderboard at the 144th British Open and the PGA TOUR Barbasol Championship.

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Rob Oppenheim claims his first Tour victory with a final-round 64 to surpass Andy Winings by one stroke and win the 2015 Air Capital Classic.