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Second annual Kilted Golf Tournament set to tee off

Thursday, April 6, 2006

Players don't have to wear a kilt at the Arkansas Scottish Festival's second annual Kilted Golf Tournament, but they'll get a free mulligan if they do.

The festival will open with the Kilted Golf Tournament on April 21 at the Course at Eagle Mountain in Batesville.

The course offers scenic views of the White River and features zoysia fairways with bentgrass greens.

Five sets of tees offer play ranging from a comfortable 5,012 to a challenging 7,009 yards.

Designed by renowned architect John Floyd, the Course at Eagle Mountain covers 190 acres nestled among woods and gently rolling hills.

The four-person scramble format begins with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.

Players will get that free mulligan for wearing a kilt or for wearing anything tartan, with a maximum of two per player.

The tournament will offer prizes for the first-, second- and third-place teams in each flight. The number of team entries will determine the number of flights, but organizers expect to have at least three flights. Also, prizes will be awarded for closest-to-the-pin, longest putt and closest-to-the-line driving contest. Plus, there'll be hole-in-one prizes for all the par-3 holes.

Sponsorships will be $600, which include greens fees, carts and swag for a team of four players, tee box recognition in advertising and mention in all program activities and lunch, which will feature special Scottish cuisine such as shepherd's pie and more.

Individual teams not associated with sponsorships may also register to play in the tournament. Registration is $500 per team. Individuals may also participate, and will be placed on a team at a fee of $125 per person.

That price covers carts, greens fees, lunch, loaded goody bags and other prizes and awards.

All tournament proceeds will go to support the annual Arkansas Scottish Festival, the Lyon College Pipe Band, and the Scots and Pipers athletic teams.

For additional information on how to become a sponsor or to register a team, register online at www.lyon.edu/scotfest.

For additional information, contact Brandi Allen at 870-698-4382 or by e-mail at ballen@lyon.edu.

Or contact Tim Bruner at 870-698-4208, or by e-mail at tbruner@lyon.edu.

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