The Ascension Charity Classic presented by Emerson is thrilled to support the Advocates Professional Golf Association (APGA) Tour. In 2022 the tournament welcomed a new professional golf tournament to St. Louis. The APGA Tour St. Louis — Ascension Classic presented by Daugherty Business Solutions debuted September 8 & 9, 2022 at Glen Echo Country Club in North County.
The region's newest sporting event includes a pro-am at Norwood Hills Country Club’s East course.
General admission for the 36-hole stroke-play competition of this stand-alone APGA Tour event is free to the public and will provide area golf fans with another opportunity to enjoy thrilling tee-to-green action in St. Louis.
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Admission to the Ascension Classic presented by Daugherty Business Solutions is free.
General Parking - 8640 Evans Lane, St. Louis, MO 63121
Complimentary parking with continuous shuttle service to and from Glen Echo Country Club will be offered Thursday and Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. There is no general spectator parking onsite at Glen Echo Country Club.
Established in 2010, the APGA Tour is a non-profit organization with the mission to prepare African American and other underrepresented golfers to compete and win at the highest level of professional golf, both on tour and in the golf industry. This is accomplished through professional tournaments, career development and mentoring sessions.
Helping to remove the financial burden associated with golf is a top priority for the APGA. Support from Ascension and Daugherty will help ensure that players have access to the tools and support they need to better focus on their career path and development in the game.
The Ascension Classic presented by Daugherty Business Solutions will be the first tournament in the APGA Tour’s Fall Series, a string of four events in St. Louis, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Los Angeles, that are part of the Tour’s 2022 schedule of 17 events offering over $700,000 in prize money. The APGA Tour Farmers Insurance Fall Series will feature a $15,000 bonus pool that pays an additional $7,500 to the player who is awarded the most points from each of the four events.
St. Louis native and APGA pro golfer Christian Heavens will compete at the event. Heavens serves as an official ambassador for Ascension.
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