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WICHITA, Kan. – Aaron, Wise, 2017 Wichita Open Champion, joins seven other Wichita Open Champions who have won on the PGA TOUR with a win at the AT&T Byron Nelson today at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, TX.

Twenty-seven former Wichita Open players are part of the 87 man 2018 Masters field, including former champions Jason Dufner and Jhonatton Vegas and 2017 alum, Austin Cook.

Newly-named Wichita Open announces five-year extension with PGA TOUR and Crestview C.C.

WICHITA, KS -  Wichita's Tour event, previously known as the Air Capital Classic, announced today that the tournament will be rebranded as the Wichita Open, effective immediately. In addition to the new name and tournament logo, the event also announced a five-year contract extension with the PGA TOUR and host Crestview Country Club.

"We are very excited to return to The Wichita Open name. It takes us back to our roots, but even more importantly, it recognizes the ongoing support from our community, our major sponsors and Ambassadors who make it possible for us to host an event that Wichita takes great pride in," said Tournament Director Roy Turner. "We feel it is time to return the tournament name to the city and join the groundswell of civic pride that we're experiencing in Wichita. We look forward to great opportunities ahead over these next five years."

Wichita, KS:  KU Wichita Pediatrics and Professional Engineering Consultants are Wichita Open Ambassadors.

Professional Engineering Consultants (PEC) applies scientific principles to make things work. They communicate those principles in a way that promotes understanding and consensus to maximize opportunities. Founded in 1965 as one of the first full-service consulting firms in the region, PEC’s knowledge is the cumulative effect of over 50 years of experience.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The Air Capital Classic Supporting Wichita’s Youth, conducted annually at Crestview Country Club in Wichita, Kan., was awarded with the Tour’s “Outstanding Achievement Award” at the PGA TOUR’s Tournament Meetings on Thursday, December 7 in Boca Raton, Fla.

“We are honored to present the Air Capital Classic Supporting Wichita’s Youth with this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award,” said Tour President Dan Glod. “After more than two decades as one of the strongest events on our schedule, the Air Capital Classic continues to grow each year, the tournament team excelled across all fronts in delivering their best tournament to date and making a significant impact in the Wichita community.”

The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes the tournament which developed and implemented a new promotion or activity with measurable results, driving sales, attendance and media coverage. The Air Capital Classic succeeded on all three fronts via the following achievements:

  • Highest Revenue
  • Highest Charitable Donation
  • Highest Attendance
  • Highest Economic Impact
  • Highest Number of Ambassadors

“We are proud of our accomplishments and the recognition the Air Capital Classic event has brought to our community,” said Roy Turner, Air Capital Classic Tournament Director.

The tournament is supported by generous contributions of time and funds from Air Capital Classic Ambassadors.  This unique Ambassador Program was established as a means for community and business leaders to assist in diversifying the sponsorship base and solidifying the future of the Air Capital Classic.  This program provides the capital foundation for the tournament which generates nearly $200,000 in revenue for local charities has a $6.5 million economic impact.  

The 2018 Air Capital Classic Supporting Wichita’s Youth will again be played at Crestview Country Club the week of June 18-24.