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Tahoe Donner Golf Course to host Buick Scramble

Sierra Sun staff reports

TRUCKEE, Calif., June 7 ” The Buick Scramble, entering its third decade as the world’s largest amateur golf tournament, is scheduled to conduct a local championship Tahoe Donner Golf Club on Saturday, June 19.

Open to the public, four-person teams with certified USGA handicap indexes are eligible to compete in the Buick Scramble Local Championship at Tahoe Donner Golf Club. Taking place with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, interested teams can sign up for the local championship at the golf shop or online at http://www.buickscramble.com through Friday, June 18.

PGA Tour Professional and Buick Spokesperson Tiger Woods returns as the Buick Scramble Honorary Chairman for the 2004 season. As the Buick Scramble Honorary Chairman, Woods, 28, is scheduled to present the trophies to the 2004 Buick Scramble National Champions at the awards ceremony following the conclusion of the final round of the National Championships. The 2004 National Championships is scheduled for Oct. 7-10 at the all-new Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Fla.

“Buick is excited about our return to Grande Lakes Resort for the national championships in October,” said Larry Peck, Buick’s golf marketing manager. “In addition, we are thrilled to have Tiger Woods continue in his role as Buick Scramble Honorary Chairman in 2004.”

Winning teams from the local championship at Tahoe Donner GC will advance to compete in the Buick Scramble Northern California PGA Sectional Championships in the summer. Two winning teams from each PGA Sectional will advance to the Buick Scramble National Championships.

Sanctioned by the PGA of America, the Buick Scramble hosts more than 1600 local annual championships nationwide. Local winners advance to one of 104 PGA Sectional Championships, with those winning teams advancing to the Buick Scramble National Championships.

Entry fees are $55 per person, which includes cart, green fee, and a variety of Buick Scramble tee-gifts and incentives, including a dozen Nike golf balls and a $25 redeemable Buick Scramble test-drive certificate. For additional information on the Buick Scramble Local Championship at Tahoe Donner GC, please contact the pro shop at 530-587-9443, the Buick Scramble hotline at 800-582-1908 or visit http://www.buickscramble.com.