Six golfers qualified on Thursday for the finals of the 31st Annual UT Tyler Southside Bank Patriot Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest.
Qualifiers were Chad Cargile (Homeland Title Company Corporate Lane), Grant Conway (Southside Bank Corporate Lane), Shawn Wildt (RPR Corporate Lane), Robert Lueken (Odom Insurance Corporate Lane), John Hartsfield (IPS Corporate Lane) and Page Chapman of Tyler of Tyler (8.5 inches).
A total of 2,776 shots were hit on Thursday for a five-day total of 10,927.
The site, at the corner of University Blvd. and Old Omen Road at the UT Tyler practice soccer field, is open on Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is also Seniors Day and seniors will be treated to lunch by Citizens National Bank. Also, there will be an additional qualifier per shift until 7 p.m.
At 7 p.m., the Patriots kick off Friday Night Lights with an additional qualifier each hour until 11 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
The University of Texas at Tyler campus, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler
Corner of University Blvd. and Old Omen Road at the Practice Soccer Field
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