BROUSSARD, Louisiana (Press Release) – The Web.com Tour announced today a five-year extension of the Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by MISTRAS through 2024. The 28th annual playing of the event begins on Thursday morning at Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club.
“We are excited to extend this partnership between the Web.com Tour and the Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by MISTRAS,” said Web.com Tour President Alex Baldwin. “The tournament has been a premier stop on our annual calendar since 1992 and today’s announcement will allow us to build on the success this event has enjoyed through the years.”
With the partnership extension, the Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by MISTRAS will continue to generate financial contributions to support local charities, most of which are youth-oriented. The title sponsor, the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, and presenting sponsor, MISTRAS, allow the tournament to have an annual charitable impact in the greater-Broussard community. The tournament has distributed over $4.85 million to numerous charities since its inception and nearly 50 charities and groups will benefit from this year’s tournament including the Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana, the Children’s Museum of Acadiana and the Animal Rescue Foundation of Louisiana.
“I think this extension says a ton about Acadiana and the surrounding area,” said Tournament Director Danny Jones. “We always hear the players love coming here, but the way that the community has embraced it over the past 27 years is incredible. The sustainability and sponsorship and volunteer hours that it takes, it may only be one week a year, but it’s a week that a lot of people look forward to.”
The Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by MISTRAS is one of two PGA TOUR-sanctioned events in Louisiana, along with the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Since debuting in 1992, the tournament has become one of the most popular and longstanding events on the Web.com Tour’s schedule. Only four events have been on the Web.com Tour’s schedule longer, and Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club shares honors as the third-longest host course on Tour.
Past champions of the Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by MISTRAS include 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup team member Brett Wetterich (2003, 2011), 2016 PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker (2004) and 2017 RBC Heritage champion Wesley Bryan, whose victory at Le Triomphe in 2016 was the first of three titles during a breakout season in which he earned the Tour’s Three-Victory Promotion.
For more information on the Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by MISTRAS, fans can visit the official tournament website at LAOpen.com or social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Tournament rounds will be held Thursday, March 21 through Sunday, March 24.
ABOUT THE CHITIMACHA LOUISIANA OPEN PRESENTED BY MISTRAS
The Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by MISTRAS has been hosted at Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club in Broussard, Louisiana, since 1992. The 2019 tournament is scheduled for March 21-24, with a field of 144 professionals competing for a share of the $550,000 purse. For information about corporate sponsorship opportunities, to become a volunteer or for ticket information, please visit the official tournament website at www.laopen.com, see our pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or call the Tournament Office at 337-593-8000.
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Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. In 2013, the Web.com Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the Web.com Tour Finals. This season marks the 30th year of competition on the Web.com Tour. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won more than 500 PGA TOUR titles, including 23 major championships and eight PLAYERS Championships. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, or follow the Tour on social media via Twitter (@WebDotComTour), Facebook (facebook.com/WebDotComTour) and Instagram (Instagram.com/WebDotComTour).
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