Blytheville, Ark., hosts senior professional golf tourney

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Thunder Bayou Golf Links on the Arkansas Aeroplex in Blytheville, Ark., will host the Cadillac/Adams Tight Lies Golf Classic Series the week of July 12-17.

The professional tournament is open to golfers age 45 and up, competing for a $65,000 purse. A local qualifying stage will be played July 12, opening up 10 additional spots for competitors not already a member of the Cadillac/Adams Tight Lies Tour.

The Cadillac/Adams Tight Lies Tour provides a competitive outlet for professionals not competing on the PGA or Senior PGA Tours. Many of these pros have the goal of regaining their playing status in these other arenas.

The tournament includes A pro-am event July 14 and a pro-am pairing party the preceding evening at Blytheville Country Club.

Other events include a junior clinic and a shootout.

The tournament itself consists of three rounds of stroke play Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a cut following Friday's round.

One round of the pro-am is filled with title and other major sponsors' exemptions, while the second round still has room available for more corporate or business team sponsorships ($1,200). Individual spots in the pro-am are available for $300. Up to 50 pros are being made available for the Pro-Am by the Cadillac/Adams Tight Lies Tour.

Thunder Bayou PGA Professional John P. Kelly is the tournament director. He can be contacted at (870) 532-2621 for $20 event passes or further information concerning pro-am participation or other activities.

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