PNC Bank renews Open sponsorship

Posted January 3, 2011 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact



PNC Bank has renewed sponsorship of the PNC West Penn Open for 2011-1013. The $5000 added keeps the area's oldest open championship purse among the largest local competitions. Upcoming sites are Nevillewood in 2011, Fox Chapel in 2012, and the Mystic Rock Course at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in 2013.

The championship is unique among local opens with four US Open winners and a PGA/British Open champion among its winners: Jock Hutchinson won 1919 PGA and 1920 British Open champion won five titles from 1909-15; Sam Parks won the 1935 US Open won the title in 1940; Ed Furgol won the 1954 US Open and won the title in 1965; and Arnold Palmer who won the 1960 Open and the 1957 championship.