Seven qualify for ace finals

Published on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 00:03 - Written by

Eight golfers qualified on Monday for the finals of the 31st Annual UT Tyler Southside Bank Patriot Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest.

Qualifiers were Roy Watson of Mason (13 inches, Early Bird), Jimmy Ray Sawyer of Kilgore (Monday night), Lindsay Kelly of Hideaway (11 inches, Albright Solutions), Debbie Foger of Tyler (89 inches, Suddenlink), Gonzolo Egana of Tyler (Wagner Cadillac), Lee Trammell of Tyler (Citizens National Bank), Jamie Lowe of Tyler (80 inches, East Texas Refrigeration) and Sheri Melton (Ladies Day).

A total of 2,475 shots were hit on Monday for a two-day total of 4,230.

The site, at the corner of University Blvd. and Old Omen Road at the UT Tyler practice soccer field, is open on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

The UT Tyler Southside Bank Patriot Million Dollar Hole-In-One Contest offers amateur golfers age 18 and older the opportunity to compete for a chance to win $1 million. The annual event raises money for scholarships to current UT Tyler students.

The event has provided scholarship opportunities for dozens of current and past University of Texas at Tyler students for more than 30 years.

To date, The University of Texas at Tyler Patriot Endowed Scholarship foundation has raised over $2 million for students.

UT Tyler Southside Bank

Patriot Million Dollar Hole-in-One

The University of Texas at Tyler campus, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler

Corner of University Blvd. and Old Omen Road at the Practice Soccer Field

Tuesday, May 16 - 4 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17 - 4 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 18 - 4 to 8 p.m.

Friday, May 19 Seniors Day - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Anyone age 65 or older with valid picture ID gets two free tickets - 10 shots - for every five tickets - 25 shots - purchased, and free lunch courtesy of Citizens National Bank). Additional senior golfer per AM/PM shifts will qualify for finals.

Friday Night Lights - 7 to 11 p.m. (Hourly Qualifiers)

Saturday, May 20 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Children’s Event at the Hole-in-One for First Tee participants); 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Hole-in-One contest); 6:30 p.m. (Finalist Photos)

Sunday, May 21 Hole-in-One Finals - 4:30 p.m. at Hollytree Country Club; 6 p.m. Patriot Golf Classic Kick-Off Party Hollytree Country Club