A-State kicks off Scarlet Scramble Tour at Osceola

From Arkansas State University

The Arkansas State Athletics Department kicked off its 2011 Scarlet Scramble golf tour across Northeast Arkansas on Wednesday, holding the 44th annual ASU Golf Classic at the Osceola Municipal Golf Course.

The ASU Golf Classic is the oldest of A-State's Scarlet Scrambles and was the first of four to be played during the months of June and July. The remaining three tournaments will be played June 10 in Newport, June 28 in Paragould and July 11 in Blytheville, all leading up to the ASU Open at Sage Meadows Golf Club in Jonesboro. The winning team at each of the four Scarlet Scrambles earns a free spot in the ASU Open.

Along with 13 members of the ASU coaching and athletic department staff, 42 players participated in the event held in Osceola. ASU Director of Athletics Dr. Dean Lee, head football coach Hugh Freeze, head women's basketball coach Brian Boyer, and head track and field and cross country coach Lon Badeaux provided updates on the current status and promising future of A-State Athletics.

Posting a winning score of 14-under par, the team of Clayton Robertson, Brandon Meadows, Wesley Hopper, B. Winston and Mike Gunn qualified for the ASU Open.

All proceeds from the tournament benefit the ASU Red Wolf Club. For more than 50 years the Red Wolf Club has been the development arm of ASU Athletics, and its goals are to provide educational opportunities to student-athletes, improve athletic facilities and enhance donor's experiences. For more information on the Red Wolf Club, call 870-972-2401 or visit TheRedWolfClub.com online.