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Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:00 pm

Dunker golf outing
aids Racer athletics

Murray State athletics will host a round of golf and fun at the all new Dunker’s Scramble Golf Tournament.
The event, formerly known as The Racer Classic, will be held Friday at Miller Memorial Golf Course in Murray.
Dunker’s Scramble provides Racer fans an opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of golf with friends while assisting the university’s Department of Athletics.
Proceeds from the tournament directly impacts the athletic department, providing funding for its budget and the ever-increasing demands on an NCAA Division I sports program.
The tournament features a four-person scramble format with team prizes awarded for first place low gross in the men’s and women’s division, plus a first, second, and third place award in a blind draw. All participants will receive a special gift package for registering for the event.
New features to this year’s event include: a women’s division, post-golf BBQ and awards ceremony. Also, non-golfers will have the opportunity to attend the BBQ for a small contribution.
The tournament also features a $5,000 hole-in-one contest and special prizes for a hole-in-one on all Par 3s.
Back by popular demand are the longest drive, closest to the pin and most accurate drive contests.
A putting contest for a grand prize returns as well with the preliminaries taking place before the 1 p.m. shotgun start.
Prices have also been reduced for Dunker’s Scramble. Entry fees now range from $75 for an individual to an all-inclusive corporate package for $400, which includes a hole sponsor sign and eight team mulligans.
Lunch will be provided, starting at 11:30 a.m., with the event concluding with a BBQ and awards presentation at 5:30 p.m.
For more information, call (270) 809-3517.

Big River Bowl games
to host ranked teams

The No. 12 Bethel  Wildcats will meet No. 3 Marian, Ind., in the Big River Bowl in Dyersburg September 1 at J.C. Sawyers Stadium with kick-off slated for 5 p.m.
The game is one of two games played at  that site as No. 23 Cumberland University battles Kansas Wesleyan at noon.
Activities kick off Aug. 31 with a dinner for all four teams  at Dyersburg High School. A limited number of tickets are available for fans and parents.
After the dinner, all four teams will visit the Dyersburg football game at the stadium and be introduced to the local fans.
Saturday morning will feature a breakfast for the teams.
Bethel’s Wildcat Band will perform at the Bethel game.
Tickets are available for the Friday night dinner at $ 15 each.
To purchase tickets, send a check or money order to Team Dyersburg, in care of Darla Estes, 1525 Morgan Road, Dyersburg, 38024.
Tickets can be picked up before the dinner at will-call before entering the festivities.
The Wildcats open their season on Aug. 25 at 6 p.m., hosting UVA-Wise at Wildcat Stadium in McKenzie.
Published in The WCP 5.29.12

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