Par-Tee Scholarship Golf Tournament scheduled for Fort Wayne

| August 22, 2016

By Dwight Thomas

Special to Frost Illustrated

Courtesy of the Par-Tee Golf Club

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Par-Tee Golf Club will welcome golfers from around the Midwest and all corners of the nation to participate in the club’s Annual Scholarship Tournament, Aug. 27 and Aug. 28 at Brookwood Golf Course in Fort Wayne and a Welcome Night Party Aug. 26.

The tournament has roots dating back to 1968, when the Fort Wayne based Golf Club was formed. Today, the annual Par-Tee tournament is one of the largest amateur tournaments in the Midwest.  The event has raised more than than $220,000 over the years to provide scholarships for local Fort Wayne students pursuing their higher education goals.

The event begins with the Friday Night Welcome Party at 8 p.m., Aug. 26 at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave.  Tickets are available to the general public for $15 per person and includes a buffet, DJ, door prizes and a cash bar.

For two days, Saturday Aug. 27 and Sunday Aug. 28, players will battle for the honor of becoming the Tournament Champion. The 2015 winners include Men’s Champion Toby Crain of Shawnee, Kansas; Women’s Champion Lynn Rogers of Indianapolis and Senior Men’s Champion Benny Stormer of Cincinnati. Play begins Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Brookwood Golf Course.

All are welcome to come and watch.

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