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Golfers to Hit the Links for the 7th Annual Claflin University Golf Classic Nov. 2

Oct 17, 2012

One event has been circled on the calendars of golfers across the Midlands and beyond in recent years.  On Nov. 2, those golfers will compete in the 7th Annual Claflin University Golf Classic  at Cobblestone Park Golf Course in Blythewood.

All proceeds from the Classic will benefit the Claflin University Focus 100 Scholarship Fund, an emergency assistance endowment for students with financial need.

Claflin University Board of Trustees Chairman Paul V. Fant and Trustee James A. Bennett will serve as co-chairs for the 2012 edition of the Classic.  The format will be two-person Captain’s Choice.  The first, second and third place teams will be awarded prizes.

In addition, there will be longest drive and closet-to-the-pin competitions. 

Cobblestone Park features 27 championship holes and has been voted one of the top ranked courses in the Midlands over the past several years. Cobblestone is located at 5 Links Crossing Drive in Blythewood, S.C.

Registration for the Classic will start at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start scheduled for 11 a.m. 

For information on sponsorship opportunities or to participate in the tournament, contact Leandra Hayes-Thomas, assistant vice president for major and planned giving, by phone at (803) 535-5238 or by e-mail at

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