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Governor Beebe at the ASU Golf Classic
Governor Beebe at the ASU Golf Classic

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (8/2/09) - The Arkansas State University Golf Classic concluded late Sunday evening, with a record-breaking 71 teams taking the Hot Springs Country Club golf course for the tournament's only round after yesterday's opening round was rained out.

Tee times began at 8:00 a.m. and ran through 1:40 p.m. The tournament-field was made up of 10 flights and it took the larger portion of the day for all golfers to complete their round.

"The tournament was such a great success with a record number of participants that it turned into a full day of golf," said ASU Associate Director of Athletics and Director of the Red Wolf Club Doug Doggett.  "This tournament has really turned into a wonderful event and all signs point to a record year."

Due to the late finish of the tournament, scores are still being tabulated to determine the tournament champions and will be announced Monday.  The total revenue generated for the Red Wolf Club and the ASU men's and women's golf programs is still being figured as well and will also be announced Monday.

The record number of participants in this year's tournament, presented by Liberty Bank and hosted by the ASU Athletics Department, is indicative of the ever-increasing support by ASU's fan base. The proceeds from the tournament go to the Red Wolf Club, which serves as the principal fundraising arm of the ASU Athletic Department, and the ASU men's and women's golf programs.

The Red Wolf Club helps provide scholarships for more than 325 student-athletes in ASU's 16 varsity sports, and ended the 2009 fiscal year with record donations, and the month of April set a record for the highest donations in a single month in the history of the Club.

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe served as the tournament's Honorary Chairman, while Senator Paul Bookout of Jonesboro served as the Honorary Co-Chairman.

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