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Tarleton Sports Information

WEATHERFORD - The athletics department at Tarleton State University invites you to join it for the 17th Annual Plowboy Shootout to take place at Squaw Creek Golf Course in Weatherford on Friday, June 27. The golf tournament benefits the Tarleton Athletics Department scholarship fund.

The entry fee is $100 per person for the four-person scramble. Check-in will be at 11:30 a.m. with lunch to follow at noon. There will be a shotgun start at 1 p.m.??"This tournament has helped fund student-athlete scholarships over the years and is a large part of our success in Tarleton athletics," said Tarleton athletics director Lonn Reisman. "We had approximately 200 people work and play in last year's tournament, but we want even more to participate this year. Last year, we had 41 teams playing in the event, and this year we are hoping for 44."

Participants can sign up as individuals or as a team. Deadline for registration is Friday, June 20. The entry fee includes green fee, cart rental, luncheon, beverages and drawings for prizes.

Those who are unable to play in the tournament, but still want to support the student-athletes who wear the purple and white can purchase a hole sponsorship for $100. The hole sponsorship includes a sign at one of the 18 tee boxes on the course recognizing your donation to the Texans and TexAnns.

"We strongly encourage anyone who can't play to donate through the hole sponsorship program," Reisman said. "The money still goes straight to the student-athlete scholarship fund.

"We truly appreciate all of the players and sponsors that contribute to the scholarships each year," Reisman said. "We have had several corporate sponsors, alumni and community members who have been loyal to this tournament over the years, and their efforts to help raise money. We want to thank everyone who has been, and will continue to be, a part of this event. This is our major fundraiser each year, and we are excited about this year's event and hope everyone will come out and be a part of the tournament."

After the tournament, players will have a chance to win prizes through the annual drawing of tickets.

For more information, contact the tournament chairmen, Bob Glasgow and Perry Elliott, or call Tarleton athletics offices at 254-968-9178.

To register for either a hole sponsorship or to play, download a Plowboy Shootout brochure online at tarletonsports.com.