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Sophomores to host campus golf tourney

Nov. 18, 2004

By KATE MCCLENDON, reporter

As a class fund-raiser, the sophomore class will hold an all-university campus golf tournament at 1 p.m. Sunday.

"It's a great way for students to unwind and enjoy the campus," David Browning, a Dallas sophomore and class president, said.

This is the first year the class has put on the tournament, and they expect it to be a campuswide success. According to Browning, this is also the first time a tournament of this size has been attempted on campus.

"We have predicted and made arrangements for a maximum of 100 students participating," Browning said.

Registration for the tournament will be going on through this week in Penland, Collins and Memorial Residence Halls. A $10 fee will cover a participant's entry and eligibility to win door prizes.

"This is a unique and exciting way to bring together the campus and raise money for the sophomore class," Olivia Laska, a Sugar Land sophomore and secretary/treasurer, said.

This tournament will serve as the major fund-raiser for the class this year.

"The money will primarily be used for the sophomore class fund and will eventually be used for the senior class gift," John Boswell, a Duncanville sophomore and class vice-president, said.

According to Boswell, every class has to do a certain amount of fund raising to fund a senior class gift. Baylor requires each class to earn a specific amount. Money will also be used for various expenses for the sophomore class.

Last year, the class hosted a Mr. Homecoming contest to begin raising money for their senior gift. For this contest, sororities elected a male student and put his picture on a coffee can. At the end of the week, the sorority and the candidate who have raised the most money won Mr. Homecoming.

This tournament will be held on the Phi Kappa Chi campus course, which runs thro

throughout campus. This nine-hole course begins beside the Allen Residence Hall and ends in the middle of Fountain Mall.

The first hole ends when the ball hits the bench in front of Memorial Residence Hall. From there, the ball must hit the Judge Baylor statue and continue to the tree with the hanging swing. The fourth hole starts at the tree and ends when the small red pole near Pat Neff Hall is struck. Next, the steps of Pat Neff Hall must be hit, and then the side patio of the Bill Daniel Student Center. The final two holes are played in the SUB and Fountain Mall area with a wall of the Marrs McLean Gymnasium and the large tree in the middle of Fountain Mall as the two targets.

Once the course is completed, a winner will be determined and will receive a first place prize.

Many businesses are sponsoring the event including Vitek's Bar-B-Q, On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina and Katie's Frozen Custard. These restaurants are donating gift certificates, which will be substantial and given mostly to the first place winner.