teams set to compete in Buick Scramble Illinois PGA Sectional
Championship at Pekin Country Club
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[AUG. 20, 2004]
PEKIN -- Buick
Scramble is scheduled to host its fourth of five Illinois PGA
Sectional Championships for the 2004 season on Wednesday, Aug. 25,
at Pekin Country Club in Pekin.
Twenty-six five-person teams -- four
amateurs and one PGA professional -- from throughout the Illinois
PGA section will tee off with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Local
participants signing in from the Lincoln Elks Country Club are Doug
Dean and Mark English, both of Lincoln.
Teams will compete in a modified
scramble format, with two teams (one gross, one net) advancing to
the Buick Scramble National Championships, taking place Oct. 7-10 at
Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Fla.
Each team participating in the Illinois
PGA Sectional Championships advanced from its respective local
championship earlier this season. A total of 214 teams from
throughout the United States and Canada are scheduled to compete at
the 2004 Buick Scramble National Championships.
Tiger Woods returns as the Buick
Scramble honorary chairman for the 2004 season. Woods, 28, is
scheduled to present the trophies to the national champions at the
awards ceremony following the conclusion of the final round of the
championships in Orlando, Fla.
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Buick will showcase the 2004 Buick
product line with five Buick vehicles on display. Buick will also
provide closest-to-the-pin competitions for PGA professionals and
amateurs during the tournament. All amateurs will receive a Nike
duffle bag and a commemorative Buick Scramble pin flag for competing
in the sectional.
Sanctioned by the PGA of America, the
Buick Scramble is the world's largest amateur golf tournament,
hosting more than 1,600 local championships nationwide annually.
Local winners advance to one of 104 PGA sectionals, with those
winning teams advancing to the nationals.
The "official car" of the PGA of
America and the PGA Tour, Buick is title sponsor of four PGA Tour
events and presenting sponsor of the PGA Club Professional
Championship. Buick has an endorsement agreement with Tiger Woods,
who recently signed a multiyear extension to continue as a Buick
additional information on the Buick Scramble Illinois PGA Sectional
Championship at the Pekin Country Club, call (800) 582-1908 or visit
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