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Fall Golf Tournaments to Feature Professionals, Car, Kindle Fire

Laura Diaz will appear in conjunction with the Stockton golf tournament; Atlantic Cape is giving away a car and a Kindle Fire.

It’s fall, which means it’s the time of year when the local colleges host their annual golf tournaments. One will feature an LPGA tour professional, and one will offer a car and a Kindle Fire as rewards.

First up is the Stockton College Golf Classic at the on Sept. 27, with proceeds benefitting the Foundation and providing scholarships for students. LPGA golfer Laura Diaz and her father, coach and PGA golfer Ron Philo Sr. will conduct a clinic prior to the tournament.

“What a great opportunity – to play with one of the premiere women golfers on the LPGA tour,” said Anthony J. Coppola, Sr., Chair of the Richard Stockton Foundation.

Jack and Bethany Gorny will serve as chairs for the tournament. Jack Gorny played alongside Diaz during a Pro-Am at the That tournament has been played at the Seaview in late May/early June each of the last two years.

“Nobody should miss the opportunity to meet her and learn about golf from her,” Gorny said. “It could shave a few strokes from your score.”

A foursome for the event, which includes 18 holes of golf, the clinic, lunch and dinner, is $800. Individual golf is $225 per person.  Dinner alone is $75 per person.

“The scramble format and prizes for every golfer make this tournament fun for everyone with supporting New Jersey’s Distinctive Public College,” Bethany Gorny said.

Presenting sponsor for the event is MCFA Infrastructure and Energy; Tournament sponsor is Pennoni Associates, Inc.

Additional sponsorships range from $250 to $5,000. 

Submission deadline for sponsors is September 18.  For more information on the Golf Classic, visit: www.stockton.edu/golf or contact: Dawn Hans at 609-652-4830 or email dawn.hans@stockton.edu.

will give participants in its tournament the chance to win a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze during its Scramble Fore Scholarships tournament at Cape May National Golf Club on Friday Oct. 12.

The tournament will feature a hole-in-one shootout sponsored by Burke Motor Group for the chance to win the car. The tournament follows a scramble format, beginning with a shotgun start at 11 a.m.

The tournament will also feature skills challenges, including a rowboat chipping contest, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin contests. The reward for the skills challenges will include a Kindle Fire.

Player fees are $150 per person and $500 per foursome, and include gift bags, lunch and a dinner awards banquet. FLASQ will provide wine samples along the course.

The dinner awards banquet will be held at the Chalfonte Hotel in Cape May at 5:30 p.m. Atlantic Cape’s Academy of Culinary Arts students will prepare the food for the banquet.

There are sponsorship opportunities available for individuals and businesses who wish to participate. Sponsorship opportunities range from $125 to $5,000.

For sponsorship or player information, contact Lauren Canzanese at (609) 463-4672 or lcanzane@atlantic.edu, or visit www.atlantic.edu/golf.

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