Raleigh’s Premier Golf & Hospitality Event Returns!

(Axios Raleigh, UNC Health) — The UNC Health Championship presented by Stitch, formerly Rex Hospital Open, has a new venue at Raleigh Country Club and more exciting ways to watch the Korn Ferry Tour players chase their dream.

The UNC Health Championship has become one of the region’s premier golf tournaments, attracting up-and-coming pro golfers and local favorites every year.

What to know: The opening round begins tomorrow and will come to a close on Sunday. Grounds tickets start at $40.

  • Former UNC basketball coach Roy Williams is the chairman of the tournament this year and will play in the pro-am.
  • The tournament will recognize the late Raleigh golfer Grayson Murray, who died by suicide last week, and place green ribbons around the course for Mental Health Awareness Month.

Several players with local ties will be competing, including:

  • Raleigh natives and former UNC players Ryan Gerard and Carter Jenkins
  • Raleigh native Doc Redman
  • Campbell University alum Pontus Nyholm and Brett McLamb, who played at both Campbell and N.C. State
  • Ryan Blaum, a Duke alum who lives in Durham
  • David Ford, a rising senior at UNC.