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Wednesday's Wednesday's 'Western Open' in Waynesville to Kick Off Catamount Athletics for 2007

July 31, 2007

2007 Western Open Golf Tournament & Preseason Social

Cullowhee, N.C. - As the calendar flips from July to August, excitement is in the air for the return of annual traditions.

On Wednesday, August 1st, Western Carolina will get into full swing for 2007-08 with the Western Open Golf Tournament and Preseason Social held at the Waynesville Country Club. This annual gathering, which is open to all Western Carolina alumni, Catamount Club members and friends of WCU, has become a tradition for Haywood County. It marks the beginning of a new year for Western Carolina University, the up-coming football season, and just a good reason to get together with friends from WCU.

Wednesday's festivities, presented by the Western Carolina Alumni Association and the Catamount Club, precedes the opening of the fall seasons as members of the Catamount football team will report to campus this weekend for the start of preseason workouts, with the remaining fall athletic teams to come home to Cullowhee early next week.

The entry fee to play golf is $85 which includes greens fees and cart, porch social and dinner. Golfers must sign up by July 31st, 2007. The tournament format will be individual stroke play with players flighted by certified handicap. You may make up your own foursome by sending all four entry fees and handicaps in together. Players without a certified handicap will participate in the "Calloway" Division.

Tee times begin at 1:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded for best gross score, best net score, closest to the pin, longest drive.

Also a part of the evening of activities is a porch social which will begin at 6:30 pm. A full course dinner will be served at 7:30 pm followed by an after dinner program featuring comments from several of WCU coaches. The cost for the porch social and dinner is $40.00 per person.

Team Reporting Dates:
Football - Friday, August 3
Volleyball - Wednesday, August 8
Women's Soccer - Sunday, August 12

Other August Dates to Remember:
Football First Day of Practice - Saturday, August 4
Football First Day in Full Pads - Wednesday, August 8
Women's Soccer Scrimmage vs. Alumni - Saturday, August 18
Freshman Convocation / Valley Balleyhoo: Sunday, August 19
First Day of Classes: Monday, August 20
Meet the Cats Football Scrimmage - Wednesday, August 22
First WCU Athletic Event: Volleyball at SMU - August 24
Women's Soccer Scrimmage at East Carolina - Saturday, August 25