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PNC Father/Son Challenge Announces Junior Event

The PNC Father/Son Junior Challenge to be held June 16-18

28 March, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla.  – The PNC Father/Son Challenge in collaboration with the IMG Junior Golf Tour announced the PNC Father/Son Junior Challenge, an extension of the annual PGA TOUR Challenge event. The Junior Challenge will be held Father’s Day weekend, June 16-18, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club ®, Orlando, Grande Lakes– site of the PNC Father/Son Challenge.

“We look forward to providing a unique playing opportunity to junior golfers and their families and hope it grows our platform to inspire the next generation of golf heroes,” said PNC Father/Son Challenge Tournament Director Teo Sodeman.

The junior event will be open to competitive juniors ages 11-18 and their parents and is open to any combination of junior and parent. The event’s format will consist of a nationally-ranked junior event and parent/junior team challenge in four-ball stroke play format, similar to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Parent net scores will count and juniors will play without a handicap. The junior competition portion of the event will be nationally ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard and will feature age divisions of boys and girls 11-14 years old and 15-18 years old.

The field will be developed based on open registration and will be limited to 50 teams. Each team entry for the event will receive the following: gift package from IMG Junior Golf Tour sponsors Under Armour and Gatorade; complimentary welcome reception and pairings party Friday, June 16 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club; two complimentary one-day passes to the 2017 PNC Father/Son Challenge.

Winners in each age division will earn an exclusive invitation for a VIP Experience at the 2017 PNC Father/Son Challenge including access to the Champions Club hospitality and accommodations at Grande Lakes Orlando.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation, the official charity of the PNC Father/Son Challenge. For more information and to enter, visit and for more information on PNC Father/Son Challenge, visit

About PNC
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit

About IMG
IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is one of the largest independent producers and distributors of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, a leading global entertainment agency.

About Grande Lakes Orlando
Grande Lakes Orlando is a 500-acre resort with a luxury 582-room Ritz-Carlton and deluxe 1,000-room JW Marriott hotel situated at the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. Orlando’s luxury leader provides an authentic, local experience from its farm-to-fork dining offerings to its Grande Lakes Adventures Experiences, which include kayaking, eco-tours on Shingle Creek, and a fishing school. Grande Lakes presents the culinary mastery of award-winning Chefs Norman Van Aken and Melissa Kelly’s PRIMO. The resort’s renowned farm-to-fork culinary program showcases its on-site apiaries and 18,000-square-foot Whisper Creek Farm in its newest dining outlets, Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen at JW Marriott Orlando and Highball & Harvest at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, as well as The Brewery, an on-property nano-brewery and Chef’s Table.

Guests at both hotels can enjoy all the facilities and services at Grande Lakes Orlando, including the 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Greg Norman, the 40,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa with total-wellness treatments and a rooftop eco-space. The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott are connected by a robust conference center, with more than 150,000 square feet of meeting space, six ballrooms, 46 breakout rooms, and over 107,000 square feet of outdoor space. The estate is located 15 minutes from the Orlando International Airport, five minutes from the Orange County Convention Center and minutes from the major theme parks. Membership offerings are also available through The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes Members Club. For more information about Grande Lakes Orlando, visit Follow Grande Lakes Orlando on Twitter at @RC_Orlando and @JW_Orlando.

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