Big Uvalde golf tourney begins Friday

Late entries are being accepted for play in the 72nd annual Uvalde Fourth of July Golf Tournament.

This year’s big golfing event is scheduled for Friday through Sunday out at Uvalde Memorial Golf Course.

The entry fee for the three-day tourney is $175 per person.

For more information about entering this year’s tournament, call 830-278-6155.

There will be a tourney practice round on Thursday.

Match-play competition for each flight of the tournament will get underway on Friday.

First-day winners are guaranteed to play at least three times in the event.

Play in the tournament will conclude on Sunday.

The gold tourney will feature championship through seventh flight.

There will be a seniors flight if there are eight or more tourney golfers who are 65-years-old or older.

Flights will be determined by certified handicap or by past tournament performance.

Tournaments prizes will include $800 for first-place winners, $600 for second-place winners, $400 for third-place winners, and $300 for consolation winners.

The winner of the championship flight of the tournament will be awarded the Uvalde Leader-News traveling trophy.

Uvaldean Clayton King is the defending champion of the Fourth of July tournament.

HE won the championship flight of the tournament as he defeated Concan’s Parker Ray, six and four, in the title match.

King advanced to the championship match of the event by defeating Cody Cruz and Bert Aguilar in two preliminary tournament matches.

Ray downed Edward Treviño and Johnny Cruz in preliminary matches to gain his berth in the championship match.

Treviño topped Cruz in the match for third place. That match went 18 holes before being completed.

Pearson Sterling bested Bryan Kimble, three and two, in the championship match of the first flight in last year’s tournament.

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