Wichita Eagle - Scholfield Honda has joined seven other Wichita community leaders and made a two-year commitment to the Air Capital Classic Ambassador program.
"The Scholfield Auto Group has been a proud sponsor for many years and Scholfield Honda proudly joins with our other stores to help support a great community event." says Roger Scholfield, president of Scholfield Honda. “As an Ambassador Sponsor, we're privileged to be a partner in this prestigious sporting event. As a personal member of the host club, Crestview Country Club, I join the many members and members of the community who help make this the premier stop on the tour". “
We welcome Roger Scholfield as our challenge continues” says Roy Turner, Air Capital Classic Tournament Director.
Wichita Eagle Editorial
The Air Capital Classic is a class act that enriches Wichita’s quality of life and economy and deserves to extend its long, successful run. Now, sponsors should step forward to help secure that future.
Tournament director Roy Turner and board co-chairman Jack Pelton are meeting with business and community leaders about an ambassador program aimed at diversifying financial and charitable support for the weeklong event, which is on the Web.com Tour and one of four tournaments that have existed throughout the 24-year history of the PGA Tour’s developmental circuit.
Wichita Eagle - Jason Dufner finally cracked a smile, and gave a slight pump of the fist, saving all that emotion for a big occasion.
He won the PGA Championship.
Dufner played the kind of golf that wins majors Sunday with a steady diet of fairways and greens that made it too tough for Jim Furyk or anyone else to catch him. Making bogeys on the last two holes at Oak Hill, Dufner closed with a 2-under 68 to capture his first major and atone for a meltdown two years ago in Atlanta.
“It’s been a tough day. It was a long day. Tough golf course,” Dufner said. “It probably hasn’t hit me yet. I can’t believe this is happening to me. … I just decided that I was going to be confident and really put my best foot forward and play aggressive and try to win this thing. I wasn’t going to just kind of play scared or soft.
“I’m happy to get the job done. It’s a big step in my career.”
Wichita, Kan. – Scott Parel fired a 64 in the final round going birdie-eagle-birdie on holes 13-15 Sunday afternoon at
Crestview Country Club. Parel’s seven-under par round moved him to 18-under 266, good enough for a three stroke
win over Alex Aragon at the Air Capital Classic.
Alex Prugh finished in third alone at 271 while Camilo Benedetti, Franklin Corpening and Steve Wheatcroft finished
in a tie for fourth, six shots off the pace.
Parel’s win comes in his 171st event on the Web.com Tour earning him a check for $117,000 moving him from 153 to 14 on the Tour money list.
WICHITA, KS – Golfers from the Air Capital Classic will be at two Dillons locations on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for meet and greet opportunities. The two locations will be the Andover Dillons at Andover Road and Kellogg (US-54) and Dillons at Central and Rock. Pepsi will be sponsoring the event on Tuesday evening at both locations.
The players are Rob Oppenheim from Orlando, FL, Philip Pettitt Jr. from Murfreesboro, TN, Hudson Swafford from Tallahassee FL and Will Wilcox from Birmingham, Alabama. All are current players on the Web.com tour and have had top 10 finishes within the last year including Swafford finishing last year’s Wichita tournament T4.
About Air Capital Classic
The 2013 Air Capital Classic will be played June 10-16 at Crestview Country Club in Wichita, with a purse of $650,000. Last year's event was won by Casey Wittenberg, who went on to become the Web.com Tour's leading money-winner. For more information on the Air Capital Classic, please visit our website at www.aircapclassic.com.