Pro-Am scheduled for April 19
The 18th annual Belk-Simpson Furman Pro-Am will be held April 19 at the Furman Golf Course.
The “captain’s choice” tournament regularly attracts some of the top names in the LPGA. Some of this year’s participants include Furman alumnae Betsy King and Dottie Pepper. King and fellow Furman alumna and LPGA star Beth Daniel founded the event in 1982. Conducted by the Paladin Club, proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Furman golf program. Last year’s event raised $110,000.
A popular event in Greenville, the 32-team field was sold out by February. This year’s tournament will feature a clinic for kids conducted by the Furman men’s and women’s golf teams and a $1 million hole-in-one jackpot.
Tournament director Marshall Bettendorf says the ninth hole will be converted to a par-3 and four people (two participants, one LPGA player and one person from the gallery) will be given an opportunity to win $1 million.
For more information about the tournament, call (864) 294-3469.
Greeks don’t wear togas!!
Meredith Benson models a Doric Chiton during the Greek Fashion Show last month. The outfit, popular in ancient Greece, was one of 10 displayed during the show. It took 10 students three weeks to construct the costumes. Most classical Greek clothing was cut into various triangle shapes and fastened to the body using pins and ropes. Drama professor Kathleen Gossman moderated the fashion show, which was part of Hellenika.