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WKU to host 6th annual CGA student golf tourney April 11

WKU’s Play Golf America University (PGAU) Program will host the 6th Annual Collegiate Golf Alliance Student Qualifier on April 11 at the Bowling Green Country Club.

The 6th Annual Collegiate Golf Alliance Student Qualifier will be held April 11 at the Bowling Green Country Club. Registration deadline for the two-person scramble is April 3.

The 6th Annual Collegiate Golf Alliance Student Qualifier will be held April 11 at the Bowling Green Country Club. Registration deadline for the two-person scramble is April 3.

The two-person scramble is open to all college students. The winning WKU team will receive a free trip to the CGA’s National Collegiate Golf Championship July 7-9 in Las Vegas. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Registration is $65 per team that includes cart fee, breakfast, lunch, T-shirt, prizes, contests and more; registration deadline is April 3. Register online at www.cgagolflinks.com.

WKU’s School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport partners with the Collegiate Golf Alliance and Professional Golfers’ Association to host on-campus golf expos and local qualifying tournaments for the PGA’s Play Golf America University Program and CGA’s National Collegiate Golf Championship.

About CGA: CGA was formed by a group of recreational professionals from two major universities on the West Coast with an extensive background and passion for golf. The purpose of the CGA is to provide the resources and services for the development of golf programs primarily on college campus. Tools and resources are available to help develop golf programs, affiliate golf interest clubs, lessons, clinics, fundraising tournaments, non-competitive outings, and social functions in your community.

About Play Golf America University: Play Golf America University is a PGA of America college and university golf program, designed to teach and engage students in the game of golf through PGA Professional instruction and other golf programs. Since being launched, The PGA of America has distributed $7.3 million to 76 participating colleges and universities throughout the United States, including $6.1 million on behalf of members of U.S. Ryder Cup Teams as a means to support this initiative. WKU students have benefited from Hall of Famer Kenny Perry’s 2008 Ryder Cup experience donation of $90,000. The donation was part of the 2008 Ryder Cup Outreach Program, used to launch a Play Golf America University program at WKU. Perry said he was honored to use his Ryder Cup participation to benefit his alma mater. Perry, who played golf at WKU from 1979-82, was inducted into the WKU Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 2007, WKU’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame in 2004.

For additional information about tournament, contact Quentin Crowe at (502) 417-5911 or Quentin.crowe942@topper.wku.edu

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