SDSU, Nebraska team up for golf event

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The golf programs at South Dakota State University and the University of Nebraska are joining forces to host the 2019 Prairie Club Collegiate Invitational this September.

“This collaboration will help elevate our tournament and both of our programs,” SDSU Director of Golf Casey VanDamme said. “From the beginning, our goal has been to bring great college golf to our region. This new partnership ensures that for years to come.”

To offset some of the costs of hosting a major collegiate golf event, the two programs will host the 2019 Jackrabbit/Husker Challenge May 10-11 at The Prairie Club, which is located near Valentine, Nebraska. The Jackrabbit/Husker Challenge package includes the following:

 Two days of unlimited golf on all three of The Prairie Club’s courses

 A competitive par-3 tournament on the Horse Course on May 10

 The Jackrabbit/Husker Challenge on May 11

 One night of on-site lodging

 All-inclusive food and beverage.

Guest speakers at a May 10 dinner include Nebraska football coach Scott Frost and SDSU Director of Athletics Justin Sell.

Pricing is available for single players ($1,200), couples with one golfer ($1,500), two-person teams ($1,800, double occupancy) and four-person teams ($4,400).

Registration is accepted by e-mailing: [email protected]

SDSU previously annually hosted The Jackrabbit men’s collegiate tournament at The Prairie Club starting in 2015, with two-day tournament attracting some of the top collegiate teams in the nation.

“We are extremely fortunate to have a host like The Prairie Club,” said VanDamme. “The golf course management, staff and members, as well as the community, have embraced our event from the beginning. The Prairie Club is a special place and our program has benefited greatly from their generosity.”

The inaugural Prairie Club Collegiate Invitational is set for Sept. 28-29 on the club’s Dunes Course.


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