Friends of late golfer host tournament Friday

SALTILLO – Friends of the late Tyler Sloan couldn’t have picked a more perfect way to raise money for a scholarship in his memory – by hosting a golf tournament.
Sloan, who played golf at Saltillo High School, will be remembered Friday during the first Tyler Sloan Memorial Tournament at the Natchez Trace Golf Club. Sloan was 20 when he died in an automobile accident on May 1, 2010.
Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Tyler Sloan Memorial Scholarship at Saltillo High.
“We’re hoping to have a good turnout,” said Adam Hall, a golfing teammate of Sloan’s at Saltillo and one of several people involved in organizing the tourney. “We’re trying to get it off the ground. We hope it goes well. We’re hoping to continue it as long as we can.”
Registration for the four-person scramble begins at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $60 per person or $240 per team. The fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, T-shirt and chance to win door prizes.
Hall, who now plays golf for Blue Mountain College, said there’s plenty of room for teams that want to sign up Friday. “If they come there with a four-man team and they want to play, they’re welcome,” he said.
In addition to the tournament, a marker honoring Sloan will be placed near the tee on the par 3 fourth hole. “We tried to think of a place where you couldn’t miss it during the course of a round,” Hall said.
Call 869-2166 for information about the tournament.