UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications

MEDIA ADVISORY: 2011 Hole in One

May 4, 2011

Media Contact:
Beverley Golden
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.566.7303 or 903.330.0495 (cell)

The 25th Annual UT Tyler Suddenlink Patriot Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest will be May 7 – 14 on the UT Tyler campus with finals Sunday, May 15 at Hollytree Country Club.

The contest offers amateur golfers age 18 and older the opportunity to compete, at $1 per shot, in preliminary daily rounds.

Daily qualifiers are those who hit a hole-in-one, as well as those who hit closest to the hole during the daily qualifying rounds. Those who qualify will advance to the finals. With a hole in one, finalists have the opportunity to win $1 million, $25,000 or a Sony 55-inch 3D HDTV. The first person to hit inside 2 feet of the million dollar pin wins $500.

The chance to qualify Saturday, May 7 and Friday, May 13 will feature extended hours and allow contestants to try and qualify until 11 p.m. under the “The Night Lights.’’ The tee box and green will be well lit for players and feature one additional qualifier each hour from 7 – 11 p.m.

For a complete schedule of events, visit http://www.uttyler-holeinone.com

Since its creation by the Patriots honorary organization in 1984, the event has raised more than $1 million for scholarships.

“These volunteer efforts ensure that very bright students are able to receive a truly excellent education at UT Tyler. This means we’re all winners,’’ UT Tyler President Rodney H. Mabry said.

For more information, contact Beverley Golden, 903.566.7303 or Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769.

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