Saint Martin’s student-athletes to get boost from upcoming golf tournament

July 29, 2011

Lacey, Washington — The 28th annual Saint Martin’s Golf Tournament — one of the longest ongoing golf tournaments in South Puget Sound — gets underway Friday, Aug. 5, at the Olympia Country and Golf Club.

“The tournament continues to be a great way for supporters and friends of the University to support Saint Martin’s athletics, as proceeds from the tournament go to scholarships for student-athletes,” says Bob Grisham, Saint Martin’s athletic director.

The event, which has been a sell-out nearly every year, is expected to draw 200 golfers. Serving as the tournament’s honorary chair is Greg Cuoio, a longtime supporter of the University who recently retired after 24 years as Lacey city manager.

This year’s tournament features a double shotgun start, with morning play beginning at 7:30 a.m. and afternoon play at 1 p.m. Registration opens an hour beforehand, at 6:30 a.m. and noon outside the Pro Shop. Tournament play will be a scramble format with open, mixed, senior and alumni divisions.

Following the afternoon flight, players and guests will reconvene for the annual awards dinner at Saint Martin’s Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE. A post-tournament social begins at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

Players can still register by calling Debbie Rogers, program specialist for Saint Martin’s Athletics, at 360-438-4305. Individual tournament registration is $150, which includes course green fees, cart rental, course refreshments, tee prizes and dinner. A coupon book that provides entry to all on-course contests is $25, or $30 if purchased the day of the tournament. The price for each non-golfer dinner guest is $20.

To learn more about the Aug. 5 event, visit the Saint Martin’s Golf Tournament webpage.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

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Bob Grisham
Athletic director
Saint Martin’s University

Jennifer Fellinger
Vice president of Marketing and Communications
Saint Martin's University