Friday, November 2, 2012

The Hummingbird Intercollegiate

"Western Carolina men's golf and the Country Club of Sapphire Valley host the Hummingbird Intercollegiate, November 2-4 in Sapphire.

Western Carolina wraps up the fall portion of its 2012-13 schedule by hosting the 36-hole, stroke play event, welcoming 12 other teams to the resort town for the three-day event. It is the sixth-consecutive year - and seventh time overall - that WCU and the Country Club of Sapphire Valley have hosted this intercollegiate golf tournament.

Four other Southern Conference schools return to the southern mountains of Western North Carolina including Appalachian State, Elon, Samford and Wofford. Others include Army, Belmont, Colgate, Francis Marion, Gardner-Webb, Guilford, High Point and IPFW to round out the competing teams.

The 2012 installment of the event gets underway with a practice round on Friday, Nov. 2 with the two, 18-hole rounds slated for Saturday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4. The event is open to the public with free admission. Fans can follow all of the action from the 2012 Hummingbird Intercollegiate with live scoring through"

"What a great partnership we have and an honor to be able to host a collegiate golf tournament at a facility as great as the Country Club of Sapphire Valley," said WCU head men's golf coach, Carter Cheves. "It truly is a privilege for both our men's and women's programs to be able to use this course for practice, and is just amazing in the job everyone at the course does in helping us host a first-class tournament." Cheves added, "The grounds crew always has the course in perfect condition. The membership comes out to volunteer and really supports all of the teams. The Country Club of Sapphire Valley is a great venue for college golf and we are lucky to be able to call it home."

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Courtesy WCU Sports Information