Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 11, 2012

Entries being accepted for Pocahontas Amateur

BLUEFIELD — Entries are now being accepted for the 43rd Pocahontas Men’s Amateur Golf Championship, which will begin play on Aug. 10 at Fincastle Country Club in Bluefield, Va.

Interested golfers are encouraged to enter now, because the field is quickly taking shape.

“We look forward to another great tournament,” noted Pocahontas tournament director Frank Wilkinson. “We’ve maintained the entry fee of $140, which entitles each golfer to a practice round any weekday from July 16 through August 9 and at least two competitive rounds.”  

The field will be pared to the low 60 scores and ties entering the final round on Sunday, Aug. 12.

“We are expecting a very competitive event,” Wilkinson continued.  “This year’s Pocahontas should be ‘wide open’ with several golfers having a legitimate shot to win the tournament.  

“The Senior Division has also been expanded.  We’ve lowered the age at which individuals are eligible to compete as Seniors from 55 to 50.”

Entrants must hold a verifiable handicap of 6.9 or less.

Prizes will be awarded to the low ten finishers in the Championship and the low five finishers in the Senior (age 50 and over) Division. Trophies will be awarded to the overall winner and runner-up, the low senior and low junior (age 18 and younger).   

“We’re excited about the tournament,” Wilkinson said.  “The Fincastle Country Club course is an outstanding venue, and we take pride in offering a well-run event for this region’s golfers and spectators.”  

Official entry forms are available online at www.pocahontasmensamateur.com   Additional information can be obtained by contacting Wilkinson at (304) 324-3214 or by email to   fwilkinson@firstcentury.com.  

Entrants should remit a check ($140 made payable to Pocahontas Men’s Amateur), along with entry form (submitted electronically or by mail) and verification of handicap to Frank Wilkinson, Tournament Director, PO Box 1559, Bluefield, WV 24701.    

 The Pocahontas Men’s Amateur is sponsored by First Century Bank.

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