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Lawrence Tech hosts Homecoming Disc Golf Tournament Sept. 23

Release Date: September 6, 2012

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Lawrence Technological University has one of the most challenging disc golf courses in southeastern Michigan, and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to compete in the second annual Homecoming Disc Golf Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 9 a.m.

LTU students, faculty, staff and alumni will compete in the championship division, and the name of the winner will be engraved on the permanent trophy on display in the Ridler Field House. All other players will compete in the open division. Prizes will be awarded to the top three in both divisions.

The registration fee of $10 for the LTU division and $20 for the open division includes the choice of one of four disc models from Wixom-based Discraft, which is sponsoring the tournament again this year. Additional Discraft discs can be purchased for $5, subject to availability.

Players can register online at http://www.showclix.com/event/3716267 (bring your registration ticket to check in) or in person on the day of the event.  
Check-in is 8-8:30 a.m. at the course’s first hole located just east of the Engineering Building, and parking for the tournament is in Lot D (see http://www.ltu.edu/map/.  The players’ meeting is at 8:45 a.m. and tee-off for the qualifying round is at 9 a.m.
Qualifying players will play a second round, and there will be a sudden-death playoff to settle any ties for the top three spots in the two divisions.

Lawrence Tech Assistant Professor Jason Barrett designed the course in 2010. “LTU’s disc golf course is unique and exceptionally challenging,” Barrett said. “Nearly every hole on the course is shaped by difficult terrain and obstacles and hazards.”

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. Bloomberg BusinessWeek lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 20 percent of universities for return on undergraduate tuition investment, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area.  Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.