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UT Tyler Suddenlink Patriot Hole in One set for Tyler and Longview
Qualifying rounds for The University of Texas at Tyler Suddenlink Patriot Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest will be held May 10 – 17 at contest sites in Tyler and Longview.
The contests offer amateur golfers age 18 and older the opportunity to compete, at $1 per shot, in preliminary daily rounds.
The Tyler contest site is off Old Bullard Road behind the Holiday Inn Select. The Longview contest will be held at the UT Tyler Longview University Center.
Daily qualifiers will be persons who hit closest to the hole, as well as those who hit a hole-in-one, during the qualifying rounds.
The finals will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18 at The Cascades. Three holes are set up on the green during the finals, and each hole corresponds to one of three prizes.
Prizes are a 2008 Mustang GT Coupe sponsored by Tyler Ford, a 2008 Harley-Davidson FXSTC sponsored by Lone Star Harley-Davidson Buell or $1 million.
Participants who purchase 25 or more tickets at the contest site will be entered into a drawing at the finals for a 32-inch flat panel high definition television. Winner must be present at the finals to win.
“We also invite participants to stop by the Suddenlink trailer any day during the Hole-In-One site in Tyler for information on their latest products. They’re offering bundled packages featuring video, high-speed Internet and phone service, starting as low as $99.99 per month. Also, refer a friend to Suddenlink and save even more,” said Stacie Walker, publicity chair for the UT Tyler Patriots organization.
Proceeds from the event benefit scholarship programs for students at UT Tyler’s campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
The contests are coordinated by the UT Tyler Patriots and UT Tyler Longview University Center Patriots organizations.
The schedule of events with special qualifiers includes:
- Ladies day May 12 at Tyler and Longview sites.
- Seniors day May 14 at Tyler and Longview sites. Anyone 55 years and older with valid photo ID gets 10 free tickets for every 25 purchased. The Tyler site will provide a free lunch.
- UT Tyler day May 15 at Tyler and Longview sites. Students age 18 or older with valid photo student ID get 10 free tickets for every 25 purchased.
The UT Tyler Suddenlink Patriot Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest, an official event of the UT Tyler Patriot Classic, is presented in conjunction with KLTV Channel 7, KTBB AM 600 Radio and Longview and Kilgore Cable TV.
For tickets or more information, contact the UT Tyler Office of University Advancement, 903-566-7110.