PNC Bank renews Open sponsorship

PNC Bank has renewed sponsorship of the PNC West Penn Open for 2011-2013. The $5000 added maintains the area’s oldest open championship among local competitions’ largest three purses.  Upcoming sites are Nevillewood–2011, July 5-6, Fox Chapel–2012, and the Mystic Rock Course at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort–2013.

The championship is unique among district and state opens featuring four US Open winners and a PGA/British Open champion among its title holders–Jock Hutchinson (five titles–1909-15), 1919 PGA and 1920 British Open champion; Sam Parks (1940) 1935 US Open at Oakmont; Ed Furgol (1965) 1954 US Open, and Arnold Palmer (1957) 1960 US Open.

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