News release from the Hotel Fitness Championship:
Hotel Fitness Championship attendance meets expectations
More than 25,000 spectators attend inaugural tournament at Sycamore Hills Golf Club
(September 5, 2013) – Following the conclusion of the Hotel Fitness Championship, the Western Golf Association announces that 25,700 spectators attended the inaugural tournament at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne from Aug. 26-Sept. 1.
“The crowds were large and players were complimentary of the course design, creating the perfect atmosphere to watch world-class golf,” said Duke Butler IV, tournament director, on behalf of the WGA. “The setting offered a first-class spectator experience with great views and easy access around the course. We are very appreciative of the support the Fort Wayne community showed during this exciting event.”
Trevor Immelman rolled in 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Hotel Fitness Championship, the first of four events in the new Web.com Tour Finals events for 2013 that will determine the 50 players who earn cards for the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system.
Immelman posted a final-day 66 at the Sycamore Hills Golf Club to finish at 20-under par, one better than 54-hole leader Patrick Cantlay, who missed an 8-foot birdie on the last hole that would have forced a playoff with the 2008 Masters champion.
“As word continues to spread about the tournament, we will have room to grow and make the event even more exciting for the years to come,” said Butler. “In the future, we hope to welcome more guests from outside of the Fort Wayne area and encourage them to make the Summit City their destination for Labor Day weekend.”