FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PORTLAND, Ore. (April 10, 2012) – The Umpqua Bank Challenge today announced that PGA TOUR professional Kyle Stanley has been confirmed for the 2012 main field.
Stanley, a native of Gig Harbor, Wash., joined the PGA TOUR in 2009 and earned his first victory earlier this year at the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open. Stanley’s victory followed a playoff loss to Brandt Snedeker at the previous week’s Farmer’s Insurance Open.
“I’m really excited to have Kyle play in this year’s Umpqua Bank Challenge,” said Jacobsen. “He’s a great young player who has shown that he has the ability to win on TOUR as well as the guts and the heart to shake off the negatives that come with the game.”
With nearly $2 million in earnings so far this year, Stanley is currently sitting in 7th place on the official PGA TOUR money list. Ranked 50th in the world, Stanley also holds the sixth and ninth place spots on the 2012 FedExCup points and 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup points lists, respectively.
“I'm looking forward to coming out to Portland this August for the Umpqua Bank Challenge,” said Stanley. "Giving back to local communities is so important, and I'm happy to be able to support Peter and this event – and have fun at the same time!”
Kyle Stanley after winning the 2012 Waste
Management Phoenix Open
Stanley joins fellow PGA TOUR star and 2011 FedExCup Champion Bill Haas, Haas’ father, 36-year veteran of the PGA TOUR and current Champions Tour member, Jay Haas, and Jacobsen as official members of the 2012 main field. This year’s main field of twelve will include an exciting mix of PGA TOUR and Champions Tour professionals, up-and-comers and entertainers. Field announcements are planned throughout this upcoming spring and summer.
Registration for the 2012 Umpqua Bank Challenge volunteer program opened March 1. The 2011 volunteer program sold out early, and several committees are already full for 2012. For the most up-to-date tournament information and news, including details on volunteering, ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.umpquabankchallenge.com or call (866) 503-2003.
About The Umpqua Bank Challenge
The Umpqua Bank Challenge, <http://www.umpquabankchallenge.com>, is a three-day exhibition-style golf tournament set for August 26-28, 2012 at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Ore. The Umpqua Bank Challenge will include The Regence Pro-am on Sunday and the main field competition on Monday and Tuesday, where PGA TOUR and Champions Tour professionals will play a best-ball format while paired into two-person teams. Hosted by PGA TOUR professional and Portland-native Peter Jacobsen, proceeds from The Umpqua Bank Challenge will benefit the tournament’s two partner charities; Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and the “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Oregon.
About Peter Jacobsen SPORTS
Founded in 1988, Peter Jacobsen SPORTS, LLC, <http://www.peterjacobsensports.com>, is a full-service sports and entertainment marketing firm that specializes in event sales, management and operations, sponsorship consulting and player/talent relations. The company is independently owned and has more than 20 full-time employees across two offices in Portland, Ore. and Providence, R.I. Since its inception, PJS has managed more than 250 events around the United States.
About Umpqua Bank
Umpqua Bank, <http://www.umpquabank.com>, headquartered in Roseburg, Ore., is a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: UMPQ) and has locations between San Francisco and Seattle, along the Oregon and Northern California Coast, and in Central Oregon and Northern Nevada. Umpqua Bank has been recognized for its innovative customer experience and banking strategy by national publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Fast Company and CNBC. The company has been recognized for the past five years in a row on FORTUNE magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies To Work For.” Umpqua Holdings also owns a retail brokerage subsidiary, Umpqua Investments Inc., which offers services through Umpqua Bank stores and in dedicated offices throughout Oregon. Umpqua's Private Bank Division serves high net worth individuals and non-profits providing customized financial solutions and offerings. Umpqua Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Portland, Ore. For more information, visit http://www.umpquabank.com.