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The Western Illinois women's golf program will hold its annual fundraiser on Wednesday, August 30, at the Harry Mussatto Golf Course. The 11th annual fundraising event will feature a new Stagette format.
The cost for nine holes is $50 per player, which includes: golf with use of a cart, dinner, drinks and snacks. Refreshment Services Pepsi is donating drinks for the event.
Registration starts at 4:15 p.m., a hitting demonstration with the women's golf team runs from 4:45-5 and following the shotgun start at 5:15 dinner, a raffle and super raffle is scheduled to start at 7:30. The 2017 Ladies Open sponsors are Cathy Early and No Place Like Home.
"I'm excited to have the Ladies Open during the school year for the first time, so the entire team can be a part of the evening. Women's Golf is very fortunate to have strong support for our program," said head coach Lia Lukkarinen. "Being able to interact with so many of our supporters in the community is a wonderful opportunity, and we look forward to an awesome evening of golf, fun and fellowship."
To sign up for the event, contact Lukkarinen at or (217) 390-2194.