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Bruneau golf tournament funds scholarships

For more information: Jenifer Jordan, 919-513-1131 or

Golfers can play a round on North Carolina State University’s Lonnie Poole Golf Course and raise money for N.C. State scholarships Monday, Sept. 24 during the annual Dr. Art Bruneau Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser.

The annual tournament, which honors retired N.C. State professor and turfgrass expert Dr. Art Bruneau, begins at 8:30 a.m. There is a $100 per player registration fee, and players may sign up to play online at

Proceeds from the tournament will be used to fund scholarships for N.C. State students in the turfgrass program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Last year, the tournament raised $7,500 for scholarships.

Participants will be eligible to win a number of prizes. Parks Chevrolet of Kernersville has agreed to provide vehicles (a Camaro and three trucks), which will go to any golfer shooting a hole-in-one on four of the par 3 holes on the course, holes 6, 8, 14 and 17. In addition, there’s a $20,000 payoff, courtesy of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association, for a hole-in-one on hole number 2 — $10,000 to the golfer and $10,000 to the turfgrass scholarship program.

Other tournament sponsors include Weed Man, a lawn care service; the Turfgrass Council of North Carolina; Revels Turf and Tractor; Cardinal Chemicals; Smith Turf and Irrigation; BASF; Precision Labs; and Quali-Pro, a turf products company.

The tournament includes a putting contest sponsored by Weed Man. The winner of the putting contest will have a chance to sink a 50-foot putt. A successful 50-foot putt will win the golfer $5,000 and add $5,000 to the scholarship fund, both amounts provided by Weed Man.

The tournament is designed to accommodate every level of golf skill and includes a post-tournament picnic with ribeye steak sandwiches grilled on site.

The Lonnie Poole Golf Course is on N.C. State’s Centennial Campus and features views of downtown Raleigh. The public course is used for turfgrass and storm water research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and is used as a teaching and training facility for the professional golf management program in the College of Natural Resources.

— Dave Caldwell, 919-513-3127 or