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March 28, 2023

Valero Texas Collegiate Coming to San Antonio

September 8-11, 2023 | TPC San Antonio, Oaks Course

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Valero Energy Corporation and Valero Texas Open officials announced today the launch of the Valero Texas Collegiate which will be held this fall at the TPC San Antonio Oaks Course, home of the PGA TOUR’s Valero Texas Open, held annually each spring.

The four-day event will feature some of the finest college golfers in the country as well as some storied golf programs in the NCAA, with the individual winner of the tournament receiving an exemption into the 2024 Valero Texas Open.

The University of Texas at San Antonio will serve as the tournament host and compete with teams that include the current top-ranked Vanderbilt (1), Oklahoma (13), Georgia Southern (18), Virginia (21), Baylor University (25), Texas Christian University (27), Georgia (30), Louisville (31), Louisiana State University (43), Florida Gulf Coast University (85). Tournament officials will be confirming the twelfth and final team in this year’s field in the weeks ahead.

“We are proud to have a world-class field joining us as we host the inaugural Valero Texas Collegiate this fall. Providing elite competitive opportunities for top college programs is exciting for the Valero Texas Open as we look to help prepare student athletes for the next step in their playing careers,” said Larson Segerdahl, Executive Director of the Valero Texas Open. “To create the feeling of being at the Valero Texas Open we will integrate some of the same elements we have in place during our tournament week including locker room access with nameplates on lockers for each individual player in the field and setting the same hole placements that are utilized by the TOUR rules staff.”

Several of the top amateurs in the world are likely to compete as members of the 12 teams.

Vanderbilt’s Gordon Sargent, currently the No. 1 ranked player on the World Amateur Golf Rankings and a competitor in next week’s Masters Tournament leads this group. Sargent, won the NCAA Championship individual title as a freshman in 2022 and received an invitation to Augusta. His teammate, Reid Davenport is currently ranked No. 11 on the PGA TOUR U rankings and just ahead of him is Oklahoma’s Patrick Welch at No. 10.

Ten alumni from these schools are playing in the Valero Texas Open this week — Will Gordon, Vanderbilt; Chris Kirk, Georgia; Luke List, Vanderbilt; Max McGreevy, Oklahoma; Matti Schmid, Louisville; Matthias Schwab, Vanderbilt; Greyson Sigg, Georgia; Sepp Straka, Georgia; Brendon Todd, Georgia and San Antonio’s Jimmy Walker who attended Baylor.

The week will start with a College Amateur event on September 8 followed by three rounds of competition.

ABOUT VALERO

Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries (collectively, “Valero”), is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of petroleum-based and low-carbon liquid transportation fuels and petrochemical products, and sells its products primarily in the United States (“U.S.”), Canada, the United Kingdom (“U.K.”), Ireland and Latin America. Valero owns 15 petroleum refineries located in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.2 million barrels per day. Valero is a joint venture member in Diamond Green Diesel Holdings LLC, which owns two renewable diesel plants located in the U.S. Gulf Coast region with a production capacity of approximately 1.2 billion gallons per year, and Valero owns 12 ethanol plants located in the U.S. Mid-Continent region with a combined production capacity of approximately 1.6 billion gallons per year. Valero manages its operations through its Refining, Renewable Diesel, and Ethanol segments. Please visit investorvalero.com for more information.

ABOUT VALERO IN THE COMMUNITY

Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries (collectively, “Valero”), and the Valero Energy Foundation are committed to improving the quality of life in communities where Valero has major operations. In 2022, Valero, its employees and the foundation collectively generated more than $63 million in charitable support through direct/in-kind donations, fundraising and volunteerism. Valero employees logged more than 100,000 volunteer hours in 2022 for hundreds of projects in their communities. Valero provides funding to a variety of nonprofit agencies for programs and services supporting education, basic needs, health care and civic initiatives.  Through the overwhelming support of sponsors, the foundation’s signature programs, the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children, generated more than $22 million raised in 2022 for charities across the United States.

ABOUT THE VALERO TEXAS OPEN

The Valero Texas Open is the sixth-oldest professional tournament in golf worldwide, the third-oldest on the PGA TOUR and the longest held in the same city. In 2022, the tournament celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Its list of champions includes some of the greatest names in golf history: Walter Hagen, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Lee Trevino, Nick Price, Justin Leonard, Zach Johnson, Adam Scott, Jimmy Walker, Jordan Spieth and 2022 champion J.J. Spaun, to name a few.

Since Valero became title sponsor in 2002, the tournament has become a leader in charitable fundraising among PGA TOUR events. The Valero Texas Open, together with its Benefit for Children and Champions fore Charity initiatives, has contributed more than $209 million to hundreds of worthy charities since inception. Please visit www.ValeroTexasOpen.com for more information.

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