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'The Western Open' Scheduled for Aug. 1 in Waynesville

July 2, 2012

Cullowhee, N.C. - Western Carolina and the Catamount Club will host the "unofficial kickoff to the 2012-13 calendar" on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 with the Western Open at the Waynesville Inn - Golf Resort & Spa. The two-person Captain's Choice event is set to begin with a shotgun start at 1:30 pm with all funds raised to benefit Western Carolina University athletic scholarships.

The Western Open is one of the stops of the 2012 Catamount Golf Tour with individual entry fee set at $125 per person or a pairing costing $250 with an opportunity to sponsor a hole for an additional $100 (total cost $350). All entries include: 18-hole tournament, social and dinner, beverages, tournament gift, tournament awards and interaction with WCU coaches and staff.

For those not wishing to participate in golf during the day, the event also includes a porch social and dinner at the cost of $25 per person. The "meet and greet" social begins at 6:00 pm followed by a dinner at the Waynesville Inn pavilion at 7:00 pm.

For more information on the Catamount Club and the Catamount Golf Tour, log on to or contact the Club at (828) 227-3047.

Upcoming Important Dates in Catamount Athletics:
July 13 - The WCU/Hayesville Golf Outing (SOLD OUT)
July 18 - Season Ticket Mini-Plans available for purchase
August 1 - The Western Open golf tournament and dinner; Waynesville Inn, Golf Resort & Spa
August 1 - Single-Game Football Tickets go on sale (excluding Appalachian State game)
August 1 - Advance Ticket Sales for Appalachian State game for CURRENT season ticket holders ONLY
August 2 - Catamount Football student-athletes report to campus
August 3 - First Catamount Football practice
August 3 - Women's Soccer student-athletes report to campus
August 4 - WCU Football Media Day
August 6 - Volleyball student-athletes report to campus
August 7 - Catamount Women's Soccer: Exhibition vs. Clemson Tigers
August 11 - Catamount 101: Ladies Love Football event
August 11 - Catamount Club Tailgate Kickoff
August 18 - Valley Ballyhoo, 2012 on-campus in Cullowhee
August 19 - Catamount Women's Soccer: 2012 Season Opener - at West Virginia
August 20 - First day of fall classes at Western Carolina
August 24 - Catamount Volleyball home tournament, home-opener
August 30 - Catamount Football home-opener vs. Mars Hill
August 31 - Catamount Women's Soccer home-opener vs. Albany
August 31 - Catamount Cross Country home meet
September 21 - The Bob Waters Memorial golf tournament
October 1 - Appalachian State single-game tickets go on sale to the general public



2012 Catamount Golf Tour Schedule

July 13, 2012 (Friday) - The WCU/Hayesville Golf Outing - SOLD OUT
The Ridges Golf Club - Hayesville, N.C.
1:00 pm Shotgun Start

August 1, 2012 (Wednesday) - The Western Open
Waynesville Inn, Golf Resort and Spa - Waynesville, N.C.
1:00 pm Shotgun Start

September 21, 2012 (Friday) - The Bob Waters Memorial
High Vista Country Club - Mills River, N.C.
10:00 am Shotgun Start