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NMSU Turf Club will host golf tournament

New Mexico State University's Turf Club will challenge local golfers at a tournament Sunday, Nov. 5, at the NMSU Golf Course to raise funds for a trip to Anaheim, Calif., for a course-upkeep competition.

Ryan Goss, an assistant professor of turf grass science who is the turf grass students' advisor, said the event is "intended to be a fun event and all skill levels are welcome."

The tournament, titled "Greenskeepers Revenge," involves the course becoming ridiculously hard with difficult pin placements and different tees.

Goss said the course will be "mixed up" so that it makes the course longer and harder to play.

The tee-off times will be 10 a.m. and noon. The course will take about four and a half hours to complete.

The tournament will be played in four-person teams. There also will be other competitions such as "Closest to the Pin" and "Longest Drive." Goss said there will be prizes for contestants such as gift certificates and prizes donated by sponsors.

Goss said the Turf Club will be competing against 40 other universities' in "The Turf Bowl" in Anaheim, and the local tournament will help pay for the expenses.

He said the tournament is still taking sponsors and registering teams. Those wishing to participate can register at the NMSU Golf Course. Participants who register individually can be made into teams at the time of the tournament.

For more information on the tournament, call Goss at (505) 646-3297.