Howey-in-the-Hills, FL, October 04, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- For the third consecutive year the St. John’s University men’s golf team visits Florida to host the Mission Inn Collegiate Classic played on the Mission Inn Resort & Club’s El Campéon Golf Course. The tournament completes Sunday.
This weekend marks The Red Storm’s sixth year of competing in the Mission Inn Collegiate Classic. Frank Darby, Red Storm Head Coach, is excited about the tournament: “It’s a wonderful venue. The Mission Inn staff loves college golf and is great to work with. We’re excited about the field and the event.”
The tournament begins with players teeing off from the 1st and 10th holes at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow.
Teams from Appalachian State, Bethune-Cookman, Boston College, Florida A&M, Florida Gulf Coast, Loyola Maryland, Rollins College, Savannah State, Stetson, Texas-Pan American, Villanova and Western Kentucky are competing to take the title.
Florida Gulf Coast scored the win last year with a score of 850 (-2). The Red Storm earned a sixth-place finish.
The El Campeon and Las Colinas championship courses at Mission Inn have recently received a four-star rating from Golf Digest - both included in the publication's 2008-2009 edition of "Best Places to Play," which rates nearly 60,000 courses in North America and the Caribbean.
The Mission Inn Resort & Club features 190 graciously appointed guestrooms, suites and villas; three restaurants, two lounges and a poolside bar. In addition to golf, recreational amenities include eight tennis courts, trap and skeet shooting range jogging and bicycling trails, volleyball courts, an outdoor pool and hydro-spa, fitness center, spa, and a nautical center, where guests can fish, powerboat and go eco-touring. The resort's 6,200-square-foot Spa Marbella features an extensive array of exceptional services.
Mission Inn Resort & Club is a secluded 1,000-acre resort located just 35 minutes northwest of Orlando in beautiful Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. For more information, please call 1-800-874-9053.