MERRY HILL, N.C., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The future stars of professional golf are coming back to Scotch Hall Preserve, the acclaimed Arnold Palmer Signature Course on the Albemarle Sound in northeastern North Carolina.
A full field of 156 professionals will tee it up from June 10-16 for the 3rd annual Avoca Classic, with a winner's check of $22,000 and a total purse of $150,000.
The Avoca Classic is an official tournament stop on the NGA Pro Tour – formerly known as The Hooters Tour – which has served as a launching pad for some of the game's brightest stars, including Keegan Bradley, Zach Johnson, Stewart Cink and numerous others.
Last year's winner, Mark Silvers, went on to claim the Big Break Greenbriar, the 2012 edition of the popular Big Break series on the Golf Channel, earning an exemption into this year's Greenbriar Classic, a PGA Tour event.
Two charities have been designated for this year's event – the Edenton Boys & Girls Club and the Relay for Life of Bertie County. Last year, the tournament raised over $17,000 for charity, and host pro Daniel Sumerel says this year's event is aiming even higher.
Scotch Hall Preserve was voted one of the country's top 10 best new courses by Golf Digest in 2009, and is considered one of the most challenging layouts on the NGA Pro Tour.
Tournament activities begin on Monday, June 10. On Tuesday, June 11 there will be a nine-hole shootout with two-man teams comprised of an NGA pro and local amateur where one team is eliminated on each hole until only one team remains standing.
The pro-am tournament will be held on Wednesday at 2:00pm, featuring an NGA pro with three amateurs competing for prizes in a scramble (Captain's Choice) format.
The public is invited to preview the course before the NGA comes to town. Please call host pro Daniel Sumerel at 252-482-5300 for tee times or visit www.scotchhallpreserve.com for more information.
Contact: Jim Hughes
919 601 8252
SOURCE Scotch Hall Preserve