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Last holiday tourneys set for this weekend

By By Marty Stamper
Aug. 28, 2001
The final major holiday weekend of local golf is waiting for area golfers this weekend.
And so is the opening of the college football season for Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and USM.
Choices. Choices. Choices.
The Labor Day weekend will be a big one in Meridian as Briarwood Country Club will host the Harry Lackey Labor Day Four-Ball Tournament and Northwood Country Club will host its annual Labor Day Invitational. Both tournaments will run Saturday-Monday.
Newton County Club will host a two-person select tournament on Sunday and Monday. Entry fee is $25 per person with tee times at 1:30 p.m. both days. For more information, contact Joel Nelson at 601-683-3770 or 601-683-3101, Clay Chapman at 601-683-3422 or 601-683-3351, or Tommy Harthcock at 601-683-6936 or 601-683-2311.
Philadelphia Country Club will have a one-person scramble on Saturday. For more information, contact PCC pro Michael Novorot at 601-656-8512.
Frankie Wagner Benefit set for Sept. 21: A benefit tournament for Frankie Wagner will be held on Sept. 21 at Briarwood Country Club.
Entry fee for the four-person scramble is $400 per team or $100 per person. Entry fee includes dinner and the opportunity for door prizes.
The first 25 teams to enter will be accepted.
Checks may be made payable to: Frankie Wagner Cancer Fund and mailed to Briarwood Country Club, Box 3250, Meridian, MS 39303 or turned in at the pro shop at Briarwood. Donations can be made at any Citizens National Bank.
For more information, contact Robert Sanford at 485-0688, Jack Combest at 482-1220, Anna Thompson at 679-1323, or Ken Flynt at 681-4201.
Just around the corner: Beaver Creek near Newton will host a Jack and Jill Tournament on Sept. 8.
A pair of challenge matches will be held the weekend of Sept. 8-9. Philadelphia Country Club will host Union Golf Club for the third-annual Citizens Cup with each club having won once in prior meetings. Neither has managed to win on the road.
The sixth-annual Ryder Cup-type competition between Decatur Country Club and Newton Country Club will be played at Decatur, Sept. 8-9.
Decatur Country Club will also host a seniors tournament on Sept. 13.
Beaver Creek will host a ladies tournament on Sept. 22.
Also on Sept. 22, the fourth-annual Dancing Rabbit Festival three-person scramble at Zach Brooks Golf Club at Macon will take place. Entry fee is $40 per person for the 27-hole event. For more information, call 662-726-4456.
The sixth-annual NAMI Mississippi tournament is slated for Oct. 11 at Ponta Creek Golf Course at NAS Meridian. Entry fee for the four-man scramble is $50 per person. For more information, call 601-679-2526 or 601-679-2129. Proceeds benefit NAMI Mississippi, the state's voice on mental illness.
Those who would like to have their tournaments, holes-in-one, club champions, or other golf information listed in this space should fax that info to 601-485-1275, attention Marty Stamper.
Marty Stamper is a sports writer for The Meridian Star. Call him at 693-1551 ext. 3234 or e-mail him at mstamper@themeridianstar.com.

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