Several golf tournaments coming soon
From staff reports
The 24th annual Salisbury Lions Golf Classic will be held Saturday at Corbin Hills Club.
Entries are being accepted. Both men and women will compete in the Captain’s Choice event. The entry fee is $50, and it will include lunch.
The field will be made up of 32 four-member teams. Favored shots will be used.
Players also will be able to compete for the closest shot to pin and longest drive.
Prizes will be awarded to members of the top three teams.
– Rowan Masters
The Rowan Masters Golf Tournament will be held for the sixth time later this month at the Warrior Club in China Grove.
And Keith Dorsett will be a player to watch when the three-day event is played June 27-28-29,
An 18-hole qualifying round will be held Sunday.
Brian Lee of the Warrior Club announced the low 31 qualifiers will join Dorsett to make up the field for the popular event.
Dorsett has dominated the tourney, winning five times in its six-year history. The other winner has been Gary Miller.
Entries are being accepted now. The entry fee is $60 for non-Warrior members.
Dorsett won the first Masters in 2003, and Miller took the honor in 2004. Dorsett has won the past three events.
– Rowan Amateur
The 30th annual Horace Billings Rowan County Amateur Golf Tournament will be played July 18-20 at Corbin Hills Club. Qualifying is July 11-13.
The 31 low qualifiers and defending champion Keith Dorsett will make up the field for the match-play event. In the case of ties for the final spots in the field, a sudden death playoff will be held July 14 at 5:30 p. m.
The entry fee is $20 but does not include green or cart fees, and the tournament is open to residents of Rowan County or a member of a golf club located in Rowan.
The deadline for entry is July 9. Qualifying tee times and pairings will be posted at the club July 10.
The tournament started in 1979, and Mallory McDaniel was the first winner. It’s named in honor of Horace Billings, former Salisbury Post sports editor.