6th Annual "Dusty" Golf Tournament Scheduled at Lake Casa Blanca April 27-28

Get your golf bag ready and your competitive spirit revved up. Texas A&M International University's 6th Annual "Dusty" Golf Tournament is scheduled to tee up Friday and Saturday, April 27-28 at the Lake Casa Blanca Golf Course.

The 2001 Dusty Golf Tournament benefits the A&M International General Scholarship Fund said tournament coordinator Lisa Morales, the University's director of development.

"The Dusty Golf Tournament has become a major source of student scholarship fundraising and fun-raising," she explained. "We're delighted to be joined by golfers who return every year to assist us and by new golfers attracted by a fun tournament and a great way to benefit student scholarships," Morales explained.

The Tournament format is a three-person scramble with two tee off times, 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. On Friday, April 27, from 5-9:30 p.m. Golfers, their friends, event sponsors and organizers can participate in a reception and silent auction as well as a variety of skill contests, Morales said.

"Friday is a fun time for golfers, spouses, friends and partners to join in putting, chipping, sandbunker, wedge and approach contests. Contest winners are entered into a drawing for one shot at a $1 million prize," she noted.

One highlight of this year's Tournament is a chance to participate in an additional $50,000 putting contest with the winner pocketing $25,000 in cash, and donating $25,000 to the University's Scholarship Fund, she said.

Early bird entry is $125 per player if received before April 13 and $150 thereafter. Team entry early bird fee is $375 prior to April 13 and $450 thereafter. Entry fee includes golf cart and green fees, gift pack with polo shirt, cap and golfing accessories and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Awards Banquet.

Current hole in one prizes or skills contest sponsors include:

$10,000 - Laredo BorderPlex.

Rolex Watch, two Continental Airline Tickets anywhere, a Sony Camcorder and a set of Calloway Irons - Deutsch and Deutsch.

A new car - Paul Young Auto Mall.

2001 GMC Tahoe - Powell Watson Motors.

Skills Contest Grand Prize - Sames Automotive.

$1 million Hole in One - GMAC Wright Realty.

$50,000 Putting Contest - GMAC Wright Reality.

Morales encouraged other businesses, organizations or individuals interested in supporting or participating in the tournament to contact her at 326.2175. A color brochure will be provided to those requesting information.

University office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu