2013-06-27 / Sports

Symetra Tour returns Friday

Championship returns to Sweet Grass course

HARRIS – The Island Resort and Casino and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula will welcome 144 women golfers Friday for the Island Resort Championship, a Symetra Tour, Road to the LPGA event.

The third of a three-year commitment by the Symetra Tour, the Island Resort Championship is a 54-hole stroke play tournament contested at Sweetgrass Golf Club.

Three-day ticket passes are still being sold for $10 and can be purchased via five different methods:

-Through 45 regional non-profit organizations who will keep 100 percent of the $10 ticket price to benefit the charity of their choice (see a complete list at sweetgrassgolfclub.com)

-In person at the Island Resort Showroom Ticket Office at the Island Resort & Casino.

-Via phone by calling (906) 466.2941 x 5001 locally or (877) ISL.SHOW.

-At the entrance gate through championship weekend.

-Directly on the Sweetgrass website at www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com.

Children 17 and under enter the tournament for free with a paying adult.

Gates will open one hour prior to the first tee time each day. Upon arrival, spectators will find free daily pairing sheets and maps to guide them to stationed bleachers on the course, first aid station, restrooms, food/beverage outlets and a course map. A complete list of tee times can be found at http://www.symetratour.com/golf/tournaments/ symetra/island-resort-championship. aspx.

Free parking will be available for all spectators, who will be guided from U. S. 2 and 41 to Gate A, the main parking area at the Island Resort Casino.

The Island Resort Championship is a stroke-play event beginning at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

There will be eight spectator bleacher locations on the course; one near the first tee of Sweetgrass Golf Club, one near the driving range/practice area, two large bleachers at the 9th and 18th greens, and four on-course grandstands with views of several holes. Spectators are welcome to bring small chairs to watch the event throughout the venue, outside of the championship playing areas.

A map of the course can be found at www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com. Spectators should note that for the purposes of the tournament, the ninth and 18 holes will be reversed.

Cell phones and cameras (still and video) are prohibited and cannot be taken into the event venue. Spectators will be permitted to bring portable chairs and are welcome to bring pens/markers.

For more information visit www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com/ symetra-tour-2013.

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