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BSA golf tourney postponed

By By Chris Allen Baker / staff writer
April 11, 2002
Golfers planning to participate in an annual benefit tournament for the Boy Scouts will have a few more weeks to practice as the tournament has been pushed back to May.
The 2002 Rush Golf Benefit Tournament for the Boy Scouts of America will be held May 4 and 5 at Briarwood Country Club in Meridian. Registration, including a $200 entry fee, remains open until May 2.
The tournament was originally scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday.
Rob McGraw, the head golf professional at the country club, said this will be the tournament's 14th year and its second year at Briarwood. McGraw said it has seen strong participation in the past.
The four-ball tournament includes two players per team; lunch and mulligans are included in the entry fee. A seven shot maximum from the leader improvement rule applies to Sunday's score except championship and first flight.
White tees shotgun start Saturday and Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for 18 holes of play. The first 96 teams to enter will be eligible to play.
First place winners receive $500 per team; second place, $300 per team; third place, $150 per team; fourth place, $100 per team; fifth place $50 per team; sixth place, $50 per team; seventh place, $50 per team.
Rush Foundation Hospital will be the tournament sponsor.
Noel Evans, executive director of the Choctaw Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, was not available for comment.

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