Optimist tour qualifies May 21

By todd vinyard

The Optimist International Junior Golf tour will hold a qualifying tournament May 21 at the Mississippi State golf course in Starkville. Boys and girls ages divisions range from 10-18 for the junior tour sponsored by the Optimist club.
Check in is at 7 a.m. with shot-gun start at 8 a.m. Participant green fees will be provided by Starkville Optimist club and lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided at no charge to competitors.
Winners in the qualifying tournament will advance to the Alabama-Louisiana-Mississippi District qualifying championships with financial support from the Starkvillle district Optimist club.
Optimist Junior Golf involves more than 5,000 junior golfers in over 45 district tournaments throughout North America. This year’s international championships will be held in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
For information on how to participate in the May 21 qualifying tournament, call Duane Shurden at 662-456-6369.