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
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 www.stmartin.edu.
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