August 04, 2008
Lees-McRae to host qualifying event of National Collegiate Golf Championship

Collegiate Golf Alliance (CGA), the premier online golf registration and event management company, announced Lees-McRae College will be one of 50 local qualifying host schools for the 7th annual National Collegiate Golf Championship (NCGC). The California-based company will team with the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association to manage the 2008 National Collegiate Golf Championship. The 2008 NCGC will be covered by Fox Sports West.A 2 person scramble event for collegiate and university amateurs, the NCGC will allow golfers to compete for their university to see who will be the 2008 National Champion. The Championship has three divisions: Student, Faculty/Staff and Alumni/Community. All levels of golfers are encouraged to participate.

The Lees-McRae College Local Qualifier will be held on October 5, 2008, at Sugar Mountain Golf Course. An on-campus expo will be held on the Lees-McRae College campus September 10th to promote the program. For more event info contact Danielle Usedom at 828-898-8737 and for a listing of all Local Qualifiers, dates, and courses go to

This amateur golf event is focused on university recreational golfers and will consist of 50 local qualifying tournaments held across the United States in the summer and fall. Local qualifying winners will advance to the official National Collegiate Golf Championship in Las Vegas, November 7-9, 2008. The CGA and NIRSA will jointly promote and market the event to over 750 colleges and universities. Over the past six years the NCGC program has benefited the NIRSA Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for students through professional development, research, scholarships, and educational resources.

Sponsors of the event include Southwest Airlines, Red Bull, Golf Digest, UpSwing Golf, Golf Digest, Cutter & Buck, American Hole in One, Advantage Fitness Products, Oakley, AlmostGolf and Matrix Fitness.

"We are very excited about the growth and direction of the NCGC program. As more schools offer the opportunity to Students, Staff and Alumni to participate and compete, the thrill of representing your university is now available to thousands of participants. With the National Championship now being covered by Fox Sports West, our reach and exposure should be outstanding" Stated CGA's President and CEO Mike Munson.

For more information please contact, call (413) 332-6038 or go to

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