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Wichita, KS: Ronald McDonald House and Wichita's Extended Stay Collection - Another Air Capital Classic Partnership

Wichita’s Extended Stay Collection and Ronald McDonald House combined efforts to sponsor and staff shuttles that transported Air Capital Classic guests this year. Tips and donations received from this joint venture benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita.

Wichita, KS: Splurge Night Beneficiary Receives $29,000

Splurge Night Board Members Mark Douglass, Douglass Wealth Management: Kevin Ulwelling, Midwest Single Source: Jody Klein and Wendell Funk, Splurge Magazine along with Roy Turner, Tournament Director, present a check for $29,000 to Main Place Youth in front of the van purchased with proceeds from this year's Splurge Night event.

Wichita, KS: Douglass Wealth Management is the latest Air Capital Classic Ambassador.

”Mark Douglass has been long-time supporter of our event. He started as a volunteer and his support has grown each year. He is an integral part of our Splurge Night event and also has been a sponsor for many years. “Tournament Director Roy said.

“I am excited to join the ranks of the Air Capital Ambassadors and to support a great event that has such as positive impact on our community.”

Mark’s company, Douglass Wealth Management, is a family wealth management office located at the Waterfront that provides specialized financial services for successful individuals and their families.

The Air Capital Classic Ambassador program encourages and provides a way for its members to get involved by:

  • Raising Charitable Donations for Local and National Organizations
  • Improving the Overall Quality and Success of the Event
  • Stabilizing the Tournament’s Future

The 2017 event will be held at its reigning home for the last 16 years—Crestview Country Club—from June 8th to June 18th, with competition rounds from the 15th to the 18th.

Fifty-seven former Air Capital Classic players are part of the 156 man 2016 PGA Championship field being played July 28th – July 31st at Baltusrol Golf Club at Springfield, NJ. The field includes four former Air Capital Classic champions (Jason Dufner, Scott Piercy, David Toms, Jhonattan Vegas) and Greg Chalmers who played in Wichita in 2016.

Additional alums include:

  • Daniel Berger
  • Jonas Blixt
  • Jason Bohn
  • Bradley Keegan
  • Roberto Castro
  • Kevin Chappell
  • Jon Curran
  • Jason Day
  • Tony FInau
  • Jim Furyk
  • Fabian Gomez
  • Bill Haas
  • James Hahn
  • Russell Henley
  • Jim Herman
  • Charley Hoffman
  • Zach Johnson
  • Matt Jones
  • Smylie Kaufman
  • Si Woo Kim
  • Chris Kirk
  • Kevin Kisner
  • Patton Kizzire
  • Colt Knost
  • Russell Knox
  • Matt Kuchar
  • Rob Labritz
  • Brad Lardon
  • Danny Lee
  • Mark Leishman
  • David Lingmerth
  • Jamie Lovemark
  • Peter Malnati
  • William McGirt
  • Troy Merritt
  • Shaun Micheel
  • Bryce Molder
  • Brad Ott
  • Ryan Palmer
  • Kyle Reifers
  • Brandt Snedeker
  • Brendan Steele
  • Steve Stricker
  • Brian Stuard
  • Daniel Summerhays
  • Vaughn Taylor
  • Justin Thomas
  • Omar Uresti
  • Harold Varner III
  • Jimmy Walker
  • Bubba Watson
  • Gary Woodland

The 2016 Air Capital Classic will be held at its reigning home for the last 16 years—Crestview Country Club—from June 8th to June 18h, with competition rounds from June 15th to June 18th.

Ollie SchniederjansWICHITA, Kan. – Ollie Schniederjans rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole to defeat former Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit winner J.J. Spaun and PAC-12 Freshman of the Year Collin Morikawa in a playoff at the Air Capital Classic presented by AETNA. The 23-year-old Schniederjans’ first Tour win moves him up to No. 3 on the money list.

“I felt like it was probably a 20 percent chance of making it,” said Schniederjans, about the 18-foot left-to-right putt. “I just wanted to pure the heck out of it and see what happens. It went in beautifully; it was incredible.”

Earlier this season Schniederjans lost in overtime to Brad Fritsch at the Servientrega Championship presented by Efecty in Cartagena, Colombia. After coming up short, the Tour rookie notched two more top-10s before hitting a roadblock. The last few weeks, Schniederjans has struggled but was able to find his form in Wichita and lock up one of the 25 PGA TOUR cards awarded at the conclusion of the Regular Season.

“It’s just a lifetime dream come true,” said the three-time All-American at Georgia Tech, who earned a first-place prize of $112,500. “To be able to go out there and be a member of the PGA TOUR, it’s an unbelievable feeling. I put so much work in to get there. I’m thrilled to join a bunch of my friends out there.”

Some of those comrades Schniederjans was referring to include 2016 CIMB Classic champion Justin Thomas, 2016 FedEx St. Jude Classic winner Daniel Berger, and 2014-15 FedExCup Champion Jordan Spieth. Watching these three and others have success on TOUR has fueled Schniederjans. Instead of getting impatient and being in a rush to join his friends, the Alpharetta, Georgia resident has embraced the Tour and how it prepares you for the next step.

“I can’t believe how much I’ve learned this year,” said Schniederjans, about life on Tour. “I never would’ve thought I had this much to get better at and this much to learn. I needed this year on the Tour, honestly. I don’t think I was ready for the PGA TOUR. Maybe I could’ve been ready, but I wasn’t at my best. This year I’ve gotten so many things in order.”

“I feel like I’m going out there the best version of myself,” Schniederjans continued. “Rather than if I was out there this year, I would’ve had to do all this learning out there. Doing it out here, putting things in perspective, it’s been an amazing experience on the Tour for me so far.”

And Schniederjans is not done yet. He set out to accomplish a few things this season and his victory at Crestview Country Club is just the beginning.

“My goal this year was to win twice,” Schniederjans said. “I thought that was a realistic goal, to try and win and then back it up with another one.”