UT Tyler

UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications

27th Annual Patriot Hole-in-One Contest May 11 – 14

March 18, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

March 18, 2013

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.566.7303 or 903.330.0495 (cell)

The 27th annual UT Tyler Suddenlink Patriot Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest will be May 11 – 18 on The University of Texas at Tyler campus, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.

Contest finals will be Sunday, May 19 at Hollytree Country Club.

“Since its creation by the Patriots organization in 1984, the event has raised more than $1 million for UT Tyler scholarships,” said President Mabry.

The contest offers amateur golfers age 18 and older the opportunity to compete, at $1 per shot, in preliminary daily rounds.

Daily qualifiers are those who hit a hole-in-one, as well as those who hit closest to the hole during the daily qualifying rounds. Those who qualify will advance to the finals where a hole-in-one will win $1 million, $25,000 or a 2013 Cadillac SRX.

Saturday, May 11 and Friday, May 17 will feature extended hours and allow contestants to try and qualify until 11 p.m. under “The Night Lights.” The tee box and green will be well-lit for players and feature one additional qualifier each hour from 7 – 11 p.m.

For more information, contact the UT Tyler Office of University Advancement, 903.566.7411 or dwood@uttyler.edu and visit www.uttyler-holeinone.com.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.