LEWISTON, NY - It's an exciting time in local golf as two of the area's top events are coming together for a new partnership. The Porter Cup and Web.com Tour's LECOM Health Challenge announced a new partnership on Thursday.

The winner of the Porter Cup will get an automatic entry to the LECOM Health Challenge.

"We're excited about it and I think it's a true testament to the magnitude and level of golf that both tournaments are," LECOM Health Challenge tournament director, Michelle Turner said.

"This is going to be great for the player who wins it and accepts the invitation. I can't wait for that to happen and see him play in it and just be so thrilled and honored to represent the Porter Cup," Assistant Porter Cup director, Cassie Stein explained.