U of M, Crookston Turf Club to Sponsor 9th Annual Carl Spackler Open on Friday, September 23, 2011

CarlSpacklerGolfGopher.jpgKeep in the swing this fall with the 9th Annual Carl Spackler Open to be held on Friday, September 23, 2011, at Minakwa Golf Course, at 3 p.m. Registration for the 9-hole, 4-person scramble is $20 per person or $80 per team and includes golf, food, and prizes. For more information about the tournament, contact Kristie Walker at 218-281-8116.

If interested, $50 hole sponsorships also are available by contacting Walker. Golf carts may be reserved through Minakwa if needed.

The Carl Spackler Open is open to all, and proceeds will be used to assist students in the Turf Club at the U of M, Crookston to attend regional and national educational conferences.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 26 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 36 concentrations, including 10 online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of more than 1450 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: Kristie Walker, lecturer, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 218-281-8116 (kwalker@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)