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“Beat the Pro,” featuring Trenton Hassell, to highlight 18th Annual Governors Golf Classic

Many golf tournaments feature different contests, ranging from longest drive to closest to the pin to Beat the Pro.

The 18th annual Governors Golf Classic, slated for July 17 at Swan Lake Golf Course, also will feature some interesting contests, including its own version of Beat the Pro.
Many golf tournaments feature different contests, ranging from longest drive to closest to the pin to “Beat the Pro.”

The 18th annual Governors Golf Classic, slated for July 17 at Swan Lake Golf Course, also will feature some interesting contests, including its own version of “Beat the Pro.”

But in Austin Peay's case the “Beat the Pro” putting competition won't be against a professional golfer. No, for $10 tourney participants can attempt to out-putt pro basketball player Trenton Hassell, who just completed his third NBA season. Hassell will provide autographed photos for all contestants.

The Beat the Pro contest will occur around noon that day, in between the 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. shotgun starts for the popular annual event. The four-person scramble will be limited to 60 teams, 30 per shotgun start, respectively. Cost is $400 per team, or $100 per person. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Austin Peay athletics.

Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers of each round along with other designated random finishers. Special hole prizes also will be awarded.

Players 65 and older may hit from the senior tees, while women may hit from the ladies' tees.

A dinner will be held, Friday, July 16, at the Charles Hand Farm. The social hour will be at 6 p.m. with the dinner beginning at 7 p.m., with music provided by the Clarence Dobbins Review. Individuals who don't plan on playing can still attend the dinner. The cost is $30 per couple.

For more information about the tourney and to enter your team, telephone University Advancement at 7127.
—Brad Kirtley