By Joseph West
The Albany State University National Alumni Association will host its annual Homecoming Golf Tournament Friday, Oct. 8, at Doublegate Country Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit the university’s scholarship programs.
The competition, a two-man scramble with teams handicapped for team score, kicks off with the President’s shotgun start at 8 a.m. and will be followed by an awards luncheon at 12:30 p.m.
“It’s going to be an exciting event,” said Robert Lee, co-organizer of this year’s event. “ASU alumni and friends from all over the country will be participating.”
This year, Lee teamed up with ASU alumnus Willie Wingfield to organize the tournament.
“We are grateful for the support of our sponsors, volunteers and spectators who help to make this tournament a success,” Lee said. “This event has been growing every year, and we expect a large participation again this year.”
Prizes will be awarded for first through third place. Top prize for the winning team will be two ASU blazers. Entry fees are $85 per person and $175 per team. Entry mail-in deadline is Oct. 1. Onsite registration begins at 7 a.m. on the day of the event.
Lee, an accountant and a graduate of South Carolina State University, also helped with the tournament last year.
“I’m an SC State Bulldog, but I love golf and the Golden Rams,” he said. “I want this tournament to continue to be successful because I know it has a positive impact on the school and the community.”
For more information on the Annual ASU National Alumni Association Golf Tournament, call Robert Lee at 886-8611 or Willie Wingfield at 432-5533.