Pro golf tournament gets new name and logo
The Wichita Open golf tournament has changed its name to the Air Capital Classic.
Tournament director Roy Turner addressed supporters at a luncheon Tuesday in which he outlined some of the changes for the Web.com tour event.
The PGA Tournament will now be owned and run by a 501(c)(3) corporation called Air Capital Charities, Inc. Last year, the Wichita Open donated $200,000 to local charities. Tournament officials say the event drew about 38,000 fans last year and had a local economic impact of about $4.3-million.
Preferred Health Systems is pulling out as the tournament's naming sponsor, and Turner told the crowd he's looking for 10 or 15 Air Capital Ambassadors, business leaders who are willing to sponsor the event and keep it in Wichita for years to come.
The 2013 Air Capital Classic will be played at Crestview Country Club June 13-16.
The Web.com tour features some of the world's best young golfers who are working to earn their PGA tour card.