Rachel Stewart Memorial Golf Tournament set for Saturday
JONESBORO (AStateRedWolves.com) – The 15th annual Rachel Stewart Memorial Golf Tournament is set for Aug. 16-17 at Sage Meadows Country Club in Jonesboro.
The event is held each year in honor of the late Stewart, who was a four-year letterwinner at Arkansas State from 1994-97. She earned All-Sun Belt Conference honors all four years of her career and was named to the Sun Belt 30-Year All-Time Team that was released in 2006.
“It looks like we're going to break our record in fundraising by topping $20,000,” Tournament Chair Steve Tricarico said. “We've got around 90 sponsors and 240 participants, making it the biggest tournament in Northeast Arkansas. With what we are getting this year we'll go over $100,000 raised the last six years.”
The tournament is a three-person scramble featuring approximately 80 teams and the proceeds will benefit the Rachel Stewart Memorial Foundation, the A-State men's and women's golf programs, and be used to promote golf in the Northeast Arkansas area.
“Rachel and I played together at the same time at Arkansas State and we worked together at Sage Meadows,” former A-State men's golf letterman Kyle Krennerich said. “The tournament is a great way to remember her by and it's a great way to give back to the program she loved.”
Teams will begin the competition Saturday morning with a double shotgun start at 8 a.m., and continue play Sunday afternoon with a double shotgun start at 1 p.m. A monument dedication is scheduled Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
"We are extremely excited about this coming weekend,” A-State head women's golf coach M.J. Desbiens-Shaw said. “We have so many A-State fans that look forward to the Rachel Stewart tournament every year. Rachel was very well respected in Jonesboro and had a wonderful golf career at Arkansas State. We are glad to celebrate her life every year with our fans and supporters. We also like to thank our tournament committee who puts countless hours into this event to make it a total success every year.”