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Lost and found: The aftermath of the Wells Fargo Championship

The pros and fans from the Wells Fargo Championship are long gone, but dozens of items were left behind. (Source: WECT) The pros and fans from the Wells Fargo Championship are long gone, but dozens of items were left behind. (Source: WECT)
Roughly 60-70 items were left behind. (Source: WECT) Roughly 60-70 items were left behind. (Source: WECT)
Many people forgot their umbrellas on the course. (Source: WECT) Many people forgot their umbrellas on the course. (Source: WECT)
Someone left behind a remote control. (Source: WECT) Someone left behind a remote control. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

The pros and fans from the Wells Fargo Championship are long gone, but dozens of items were left behind.

Roughly 60-70 items fill the lost and found, ranging from sunglasses and keys to umbrellas and jackets.

"It's amazing how consistent it is," said Lee Patterson, director of communications for the Wells Fargo Championship. "The most unusual is the personal items that have been lost, like a garage clicker."

Officials said this is about the average amount of things collected at the end of a PGA tournament. They will take them back to Charlotte to mail to the owners as the items are claimed.

If you're missing something, call the tournament's main line at 704-554-8101. 

The members of Eagle Point Golf Club have agreed to close down the course in June to convert to ultradwarf Bermuda grass. 

"Our greens are really good. They are getting some age on them so it's time to try something different for our members to enjoy," course superintendent Craig Walsh said.

The conversion process should take 8-10 weeks and will be minimally invasive to the existing surface. 

"The grass mutates out so we are told, the majority of our play is summer time play anyway and most of our members are at the beach," said Billy Anderson, director of golf at Eagle Point Golf Club. Hybrid bermuda is more conducive to this area and can maintain itself in the heat, that was our goal, member-driven not future events driven just yet."

The 2018 Wells Fargo Championship will be held April 30-May 6 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, NC. This year's Wells Fargo event was moved to Wilmington because the PGA Championship is coming in August to Quail Hollow, which had hosted the previous 13 Wells Fargo Championship tournaments. 

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