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Friday, 02 August 2013 19:34

By Roselyn Monroyo | Reporter | Saipan Tribune

Golfers interested in competing in the prestigious 18th Annual Tournament of Champions have until today, 12pm to register for the event that will be held this Saturday and Sunday at the Laolao Bay Golf Resort.

TOC chair Ben Babauta said they are expecting 200 golfers for the two-day competition and as of last Wednesday, more than 100 have already turned in their registration forms. Babauta added entry forms received include 11 from Japan and several others from Korea, China, Guam, Rota, and Tinian.

Golfers will be competing in eight categories: Championship Flight, A, B, C, Senior, Super Senior, Ladies Low Gross, and Ladies Low Net. The Top 5 finishers in each flight in the men’s division and Top 3 in the women’s will get prizes. The Top 3 in the men’s and Ladies Low Gross will get cash prizes ($600, 500, and $400), while the other two will get in-kind prizes, while the Top 3 in the Ladies Low Net will receive trophies.

TOC and its supporters are also giving away hole-in-one prizes. Joeten Motors and Triple J have allotted a 2013 Ford Escape and 2013 Hyundai Accent, respectively, to the lucky hole-in-one winners, while Delta Airlines is giving away two business elite tickets to anywhere in the U.S. Two more business class tickets (to Europe) courtesy of Asian Airlines are also at stake as hole-one-in prize. Cash prizes can also be won in the closest to the pin and longest drive contests.

“Hundreds of thousands prizes are at stake in this premier golf tournament on Saipan and this will not be possible without the help of our supporters. We would like to say thank you to all sponsors, businesses, and individuals that consistently support our efforts to raise money for the Saipan Beautification Fund. We could not do this without you,” said Babauta, adding that this year’s TOC is hoping to raise $30,000 for the group’s beautification projects.

 

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