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Spots still available for Aiken Golf Classic on Monday

April 22, 2018

There are still a few spots left for the Relay For Life Aiken Golf Classic on Monday.

Founded in 2006, the Aiken Golf Classic is a fundraiser for cancer research dreamed up by locals Bill Blosser, Jack St. Clair and Dennis Bartholomew. Sadly, Bartholomew died that same year from cancer and never got a chance to see the event grow into the tradition it is today.

Through the years, the event has raised more than $340,000 for the American Cancer Society.

The men’s idea was to develop an event that would “truly make a difference in the fight against cancer,” Blosser said.

Aiken Standard is now assuming responsibility for the event, and there are still a few spaces left.

The 12th edition of the Aiken Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, April 23, at The Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation.

Registration for the event begins at 8:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. There beverages, breakfast and lunch will be served on the course. A 19th Hole Cocktail Reception will be held immediately following play.

There will be numerous team prizes, including hole-in-one prizes, some even featuring a new car.

In 2017, Ryan McNew, of Aiken, won a brand new Honda after hitting a hole-in-one on the 16th hole of the Aiken Golf Classic. It was one of only two holes throughout the entire course that offered a free car to any golfer who could hit a hole-in-one.

McNew is the first and only player in the tournament’s 12 year history to win a car.

Anyone interested in being a player, or playing with a group, for the Relay For Life Aiken Golf Classic should call Lisa Glass at 803-644-2358 or email her at lglass@aikenstandard.com.

Want to go?

WHAT: Aiken Golf Classic

WHEN: Monday, April 23; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: The Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation, 3000 The Reserve Club Drive

COST: $500 per foursome

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit aikengolfclassic.homestead.com

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