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10/06/2006

Winthrop Welcomes U.S. Disc Golf Tournament Oct. 11-14

Quick Facts

 Winthrop will host the U.S. Disc Golf Championship Oct. 11-14 near the Winthrop Coliseum.
 This is the eighth time the championship will be held at Winthrop.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University’s golf course will close Oct. 11-14 for the U.S. Disc Golf Tournament.

The championship, which attracts more than 150 top professionals from the United States, Canada, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Finland, Norway and Japan, will be held near the Winthrop Coliseum for the eighth consecutive year.

Scott Finn, director of the coliseum operations, asked drivers to be aware that normal traffic patterns around the Winthrop Farm and Lake will change.

More than $70,000 in prize money will be given away. Some of the players to watch include last year’s winner David Feldberg of Springfield, Ore., and Ken Climo, a four-time U.S. champ from Clearwater, Fla., who recently won his 12th world disc championship in Augusta, Ga.

Winthrop’s disc golf course was developed in 1991 with guidance by Harold Duvall, a two-time former world disc champion who lives in Rock Hill. He proposed the lake area for the course site and collaborated with university administrators on construction.

A single day pass is $5, while VIP passes are $25 each. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free. All ticket holders will receive a free tournament disc.

For more information, call Finn at 803/323-2129, ext. 6258.


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