Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

May 17, 2005

Whitworth Hosts Second Annual Westside Golf Classic June 9 at Newcastle

Building on the success of last year's inaugural Westside Golf Classic, the college will host this year's tournament June 9 at the Golf Club at Newcastle. All Whitworth friends and alumni are invited to participate in the event, which raises funds to support Pirate athletic programs and facilities.

"We expect that the second annual Whitworth Westside Golf Classic will be a great event," says Whitworth trustee and tournament co-organizer Jim Bennett, '89. "Beyond a fun day of golf, our primary hope is to facilitate an opportunity for Whitworthians to connect with one another as well as with the college."

The Westside Golf Classic will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Participants can choose between two formats: a four-person progressive tee scramble or a two-person best ball. Teams will be placed in brackets of no more than four teams based on team handicaps. At the tournament's conclusion, a buffet dinner will be provided at Newcastle's Calcutta Grill followed by remarks from Whitworth President Bill Robinson. Cost is $250 per person.

For more information or to register, please contact Susan Meyer in the Whitworth Athletics Department at (509) 777-3224 or susanmeyer@whitworth.edu.

Proceeds benefit Whitworth athletics, which recently captured the Northwest Conference McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy, which is given to the conference school with the best overall performance across all sports during the year. The Pirates clinched the award after the men's golf team won the conference championship this spring in just its second season of competition.

"Winning this award is a testament to the collective quality of our teams," says Director of Athletics Scott McQuilkin. "When one considers the quality of athletics programs throughout the Northwest Conference, this recognition is particularly gratifying for our students and staff."

Contacts:

Susan Meyer, department of athletics, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3224 or susanmeyer@whitworth.edu.

Scott McQuilkin, department of athletics, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4392 or smcquilkin@whitworth.edu.

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