IFC to host golf tournament

Jack Magruder

The Inter-Fraternity Council will be hosting its first ever IFC Invitational Golf Tournament at Smithfield Golf Course where proceeds will go toward a Statesboro local who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia.

Anna Hayes is a Statesboro resident was just recently diagnosed with cancer. Her parents are Georgia Southern University alumni.

“We wanted to find a way to give back to this community,” Vice President of Programming at IFC Tyler Normandia said.

“The main goal behind this event is to get members of different fraternities interacting with other fraternities for a good cause and to give back to the local community,” Aron Randall, senior political science major and vice president of financial affairs for the IFC, said.

The event is open to undergraduate members of IFC fraternities and selected faculty and staff. All 14 IFC fraternities of the Greek community have been invited to field a team.

Each of the fraternities will field a four-man team and play a scramble match, in which the members of a team play the best ball.

The IFC hopes to raise $2,500 for its charitable cause. Each of the 18 holes on the course will be sponsored by a local business in support of the event.

In addition, local businesses have donated trophies and door prizes for the winners of longest drive, best putt and sportsmanship.

“We are excited that the men are supporting a local cause,” Interim Director of Greek life Jess Turuc said.

The players will pay $35 per player, amounting to an immediate $140 donation by each fraternity. Faculty and staff will pay $50 per player. The winning team will receive a cash prize.