Golf: Senior Amateur registration closes on Wednesday

The third and final round of the Slumberland Senior Amateur will be conducted at Troy Burne Golf Club in Hudson, Wis. The tournament begins at StoneRidge Golf Club on Aug. 13, followed by the second round at Hastings Country Club on Aug. 14 before finishing at Troy Burne on Aug. 15. Registration for this event closes at midnight on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Registration for the Second Annual Slumberland Senior Amateur is scheduled to close on Wednesday at midnight.

The tournament will be held Aug. 13-15 at three of the area’s top golf courses, including StoneRidge Golf Club to open play, Hastings Country Club on Day 2 and the third and final round at Troy Burne Golf Club. StoneRidge and Troy Burne are both regulars on the list of top golf public golf courses in Minnesota and Wisconsin and Hastings Country Club recently hosted the MGA State Amateur Championship.

The 54-hole individual stroke play tournament is for male and female players 50 years or older, with a valid USGA or RCGA handicap required. Players will compete in gross and net scoring divisions based on age, which means scratch and higher handicap golfers will each have an opportunity to vie for awards and prizes.

Cost to participate is $275, which includes all three rounds of tournament golf with cart and range balls, a players gift package from FootJoy and Titleist and optional discount practice rounds. The deadline is approaching fast, but online registration is available at www.slumberlandsenioramateur.com.

Tournament director Roy Gaddey said on Monday there are a few spots remaining, but the field is limited to the first 180 players who register. This year’s field has grown by more than 30 percent from last year’s inaugural event and will include players from at least nine states and Canada.

The tournament was set up to provide a competitive tournament for seniors, but also serves as learning opportunity students of Gaddey’s sports management courses at the University of Minnesota. Funds raised from this event are used to assist charities such as Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army Winter Coat Drive, Toys for Tots and undergraduate grants and scholarships at the U of M — including a scholarship established in honor of former Gophers football player Gary Tinsley, a business and marketing student who died this past spring.

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