FLORENCE -- The Francis Marion University Annual Fund Golf Classic will be Friday, May 12, at the Country Club of South Carolina. The 18-hole captain’s choice event raises funds to support the university’s scholarship campaign. Last year’s golf classic raised $10,500, bringing the total generated for scholarships to more than $38,000 in the four-year tournament history. This year’s event is expected to push that mark over $50,000.
Golfers are paired in four-person teams, competing for cash and prizes. The field is limited to the first 120 golfers who register. The entry fee is $125 per player, and the registration deadline is Friday, April 28. To register, call the FMU Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs at 843-661-1228.
A 2000 GMC Sonoma pick-up truck, sponsored by King Cadillac-Oldsmobile-GMC, Inc., will be awarded to a golfer scoring a hole-in-one. Prizes or gift certificates will be awarded on every hole, and a putting contest winner could receive $5,000 from Southeastern Pension Management.
All participants will be treated to a post-tournament cookout, sponsored by Santee Cooper. Other major sponsors of the tournament are CP&L, Roche Carolina and Pepsi.
In addition to the other sponsors mention, hole sponsors include A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.; BB&T; Carolina Bank; Computer Dimensions, Inc.; First Union Securities; Florence County National Bank; Floyd & Greene Jewelers; Hyman Paper & Chemical Company; Ice Pee Dee, Inc.; Ken Jackson, Re/Max Professionals; Dr. B. Webb Jones Jr.; Jones Auto Wrecking; Rober E. Lee, McIntosh & Lee; McAngus, Goudelock & Courie, LLP; Shealy Dental Clinic/Dr. Jim Schuster; 60 Minute Cleaners; SMS, Inc.; SMS Tax Incentives, Inc.; Southeastern Steel Company; West Gate Cleaners; and Williams, Gee & Company, PPA.