Early Bird Deadline for 6th Annual 'Dusty' Golf Tournament April 13

Early bird entries for Texas A&M International University's 6th Annual "Dusty" Golf Tournament are due Friday, April 13.

The Tournament will take place Friday and Saturday, April 27-28 at the Lake Casa Blanca Golf Course.

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.

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.

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.

Morales encouraged 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. University offices will close Friday afternoon for Good Friday observation.

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