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May 21, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Alumni from the Ohio State mens and womens golf programs will return to the Scarlet Course Monday for the 14th Annual Buckeye Pro-Am Classic, benefitting the OSU Golf Scholarship Fund and course improvements. Play gets underway at 10 a.m. and admission is free.

Chairing the 1999 fund-raiser are PGA and Buckeye Hall of Fame member Chris Perry, and LPGA tour member and Big Ten medalist Karin Mundinger.

Nearly $1 million has been raised since the Pro-Ams inception with nearly $600,000 directed toward endowed scholarships. The remaining proceeds have been used for improvements to University Scarlet, rated the No. 1 collegiate facility in the country by Golf Digest.

Alumni joining Perry (1981-84) and Mundinger (1978-81) will be: John Cook (1977-79), Cathy Kratzert-Gerring (1981-83), Carolyn Keggi (1984), Amy Langhals (1994-97), Craig Matthew (1995-98), Judy Ellis-Sams (1977-80), Joey Sindelar (1978-81), Ed Sneed (1965-66), Chris Smith (1988-91), Ted Tryba (1986-89), Tom Weiskopf (1962) and Chris Wollmann (1994-97).

“Coach Hession and myself are really pleased that these Buckeyes think enough of Ohio State to come back and spend a day to help raise money for the Pro-Am Scholarship Fund,” Jim Brown, OSU mens golf coach, said.

“We have a great combination of players from the Senior , PGA, LPGA and Nike tours. It is one of the best fields we have ever had.”

-Go Bucks!-