High school, collegiate golfers to compete for spot in Rex Hospital Open
May 15, 2014
- From left to right: Billy Casper, golf legend and co-chair of the 2013 Rex Hospital Open; Carter Jenkins, winner of the 2013 Junior Invitational; Eric Murray, head of the Tarheel Golf Foundation (Courtesy photo)
On May 18, dozens of North Carolina’s top-ranked high school and collegiate golfers will compete in the Rex Hospital Open Junior Invitational for a chance to play in the Rex Hospital Open. As an official Web.com Tour event, the Rex Hospital Open is one of the few events offering amateur golfers the opportunity to compete in a major professional tour event on a premier golf course.
High school and collegiate golfers from across North Carolina, including several who were born at Rex Hospital, will compete for a chance to play in the Rex Hospital Open, taking place the week of May 18-25, 2014. Recent Junior Invitational winners include:
· Raleigh native Grayson Murray won the Rex Hospital Open Junior Invitational twice, in 2010 and 2012, and is scheduled to compete again this year. The first time, he became the second-youngest golfer to make the cut at a PGA TOUR event. Murray now attends Arizona State University where he plays on the golf team. He’s one of the top collegiate golfers in the country and last summer he qualified for the U.S. Open.
· Carter Jenkins, also of Raleigh, won the 2011 and 2013 Junior Invitational. Jenkins was named the 2012 N.C. Junior Player of the Year by the Tarheel Youth Golf Association, while still a senior at Leesville Road High School. Jenkins now attends UNC-Greensboro, where he plays on the golf team.
The full list of this year’s players can be found here: www.usamgolf.com.