The Alumni Fans Golf Classic Makes Debut

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College CentralORLANDO, Fla. -- The Alumni & Fans Golf Classic had its official dbut May 2 with its first local qualifying tournament, which was played at Orange County National GC in Orlando, Fla. Winning teams, who will advance to AFGC regional qualifying tournaments in August, included: in best-ball, the team of Jon Brendle and Dave Bolton, representing Elon University (N.C.), and in the scramble division, the
team of Steve Hershey and Jim Flynn, representing the University of Tennessee. The dbut tournament was highlighted on The Golf Channels College Central May 7th.
 
The Alumni & Fans Golf Association is pleased to announce these winners of our first-ever Alumni & Fans Golf Classic qualifying event, said Jay Skolnick, president of the AFGA. We look forward to a wonderful first year of exciting tournament play, leading to the national championship in November.
 
The Orlando, Fla.-based AFGA will host The Alumni & Fans Golf Classic annually, a nationwide amateur event in which AFGA members compete in qualifying events around the U.S. in both gross (best ball) and net (scramble) divisions. Golfers name the college or university of their choice and play in two-person teams for their schools, competing for the chance to play in the national championship in Orlando, Fla., and for the chance to provide scholarship funds in their names to their chosen schools.
 
AFGA members have unlimited chances to qualify in local AFGC qualifying tournaments, and also are provided a free annual membership to GolfServ Advantage. GolfServ, the AFGAs primary national media partner, has the largest network on the Internet focused exclusively on golfers, including Golf.com and GolfServ.com, and reaches more than 2 million golfers monthly. The Alumni & Fans Golf Classic has permanent placement across many sites in the GolfServ network, including Golf.com.
 
To kick off its inaugural season, the AFGA presented a check in the
amount of $10,000 to the FedEx Orange Bowl Foundation at the 2003 FedEx
Orange Bowl game, to be used for scholarship funds.
 
Charter membership in the AFGA is free, and includes the right to
compete in AFGC tournaments. For further information see
www.afgaonline.com; call toll free 800-655-AFGA (2342) or, in Orlando,
407-248-2800.