WGA OFFERS FREE ADMISSION TO EVANS SCHOLARS WEB TOURNEY

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The Western Golf Association (WGA), has announced a special admission for it’s new, Evans Scholars Championship, on the Web.com Tour.

Financial investment firm Edward Jones has partnered with the WGA, to provide complimentary admission for golf fans wanting to attend, the Evans Scholars Invitational at the Glen Club from May 23-26.

The brand new web.com event is a 72 hole tournament. Several players with local ties are expected to compete.

2018 Illinois Open Champion at the Glen Club, Vince India is expected to return and compete in the new Web.com event at the Glen Club later this month.

Fans wanting to attend the tournament can register for free tickets. You can do that and more on line at, www.esinvitational.com/2019-tickets.

Fans who sign up online have a chance to upgrade their tickets, to the 1899 club a premium experience. Which includes both food and drink included.

All proceeds do benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, the events sole beneficiary.

“We are thankful to have Edward Jones partner with us in a decision to open the gates and allow fans to attend at no cost,” said Vince Pellegrino, WGA senior vice president of tournaments. “Our new partnership will offer more Chicago area golf fans, and their families the opportunity to see the golf’s stars of tomorrow, compete on a local stage.”

The 2019 Evans Scholars Invitational at the Glen Club May 23-26

Since 1930, the Evans Scholars Program, one of golfs leading charities, has sent more than 11,500 caddies with limited financial means to college. They receive full housing and tuition scholarships.

Currently there are 985 Evans Scholars, attending 18 universities nationwide. The WAGESF is working on having the number grow to 1,000, by next year.

Tee times for Rounds 1 & 2 on Thursday and Friday are, from 7 Am to 9:15 and 12:15 to 2:15. There will be threesomes off tees 1 & 10. Saturday and Sunday for Rounds 3 & 4, there will be tee times from 7 Am to 1 Pm off the first tee. Gates do open daily at 6:30 Am.

Gates close at 6:30 Pm on Thursday and Friday, and at 5:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

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