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Rachel Stewart Memorial Golf Tourney Set for this Weekend

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JONESBORO, Ark. (8/19/16) – The field for the 17th annual Rachel Stewart Memorial Golf Tournament is complete with 81 teams, made up of approximately 240 players, scheduled to participate in the two-day tourney this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20-21, at Sage Meadows Country Club in Jonesboro.

The event is held each year in honor of the late Stewart, who was a four-year letter winner 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 Conference 30-Year All-Time Team that was announced in 2006.

“We are very excited for the Rachel Stewart tournament this coming weekend,” said A-State head women’s golf coach M.J. Desbiens Shaw.  “We have a full field with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. Saturday and 1:00 p.m. Sunday at Sage Meadows Country Club.  We appreciate all the support from the community and the volunteers for their hard work to make this tournament a huge success.”

The tournament is a three-person scramble with the proceeds benefiting the Rachel Stewart Memorial Foundation, the A-State men’s and women’s golf programs, and the promotion of golf in the Northeast Arkansas area.

“We’re looking forward to this year’s Rachel Stewart Memorial Tournament” said A-State head men’s golf coach Mike Hagen.  “This is a first-class event that our community has embraced, and we appreciate the outstanding support from everyone involved, including our sponsors and Sage Meadows, to help make it possible.”

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