Second-year APGA event brings high performing and diverse golfers to St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (Jul. 25, 2023) – The second edition of the Ascension Classic presented by Daugherty Business Solutions will feature a first-class 36-hole stroke-play professional golf tournament August 9-10, 2023, at Glen Echo Country Club in North St. Louis County. The tournament's new earlier date on the calendar, in advance of the PGA TOUR Champion's Ascension Charity Classic presented by Emerson, will focus the spotlight on a field of high performing and diverse professional golfers striving to take the next step in their golf careers.
The official Advocates Professional Golf Association (APGA) Tour event, together with Ascension, Daugherty Business Solutions—and in association with the Ascension Charity Classic presented by Emerson—will also serve to highlight inclusivity and diversity in the game.
"Last year's event showcased the extremely high level of play the APGA Tour offers, and we're thrilled to welcome these talented golfers back to St. Louis," said Nick Ragone, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for Ascension. "Bringing greater diversity to the game while helping these players reach their dreams in professional golf is one of the most important aspects of this tournament."
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World Wide Technology (WWT) is also committed to the mission of bringing greater diversity to the sport of golf. The technology integrator, whose global headquarters is based in St. Louis, is the title sponsor of the APGA Tour's Player Development Program and a founding partner of the Ascension Charity Classic. Additionally, WWT is the title sponsor of the World Wide Technology Championship on the PGA TOUR. WWT ambassadors include LPGA golfer Lauren Stephenson and TOUR professionals Ben Griffin, Harry Higgs, Keith Mitchell, Austin Eckroat and Billy Andrade.