Hogs Host Semi-Annual Classic
The UA’s disc golf club will be putting on the 11th Semi-Annual Razorback Classic on Old Main Lawn Saturday, March 9.
The tournament is the disc golf club’s main fund raiser for the year. The money collected from fund-raisers will go toward helping the team travel to competitions. The club intends to compete in the National Championship tournament in North Augusta, S.C., April 3-7.
“We encourage people to come out and play in this very special event that the club works hard to make unique and enjoyable for everyone,” said Robert Davis, club president.
In the fall semester, tournaments in Appling, Ga., and Austin, Texas, saw Arkansas’ club team compete. Though the club performed well, it did not earn a bid to the April National Championship.
“We were faced with stiff competition that we just weren’t prepared for and could not clinch a win,” Davis said.
This semester is the club members’ chance to redeem themselves with a final competition at the Gateway Collegiate Classic in March. Davis, James Wall, Erik Bailey and rookie Kevin Barnes will be playing for a bid for Nationals.
The registration fee for the tournament is $25, which covers entry, lunch and a chance to win local sponsors’ prizes. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Saturday.
“All levels are welcome to compete in this tournament, and the public is encouraged to come out and watch,” Davis said.
To prepare for competitions, the disc golf club practices at Lake Fayetteville on Thursday. The club is open to new members, even those that have no prior disc golf experience.