Eagle is a term used by golfers in reference to a score of two under par in golf. Hopefuls will attempt to score an eagle as they play a game of golf at the 13th Annual Ag Classic Golf Tournament on Oct. 7. Hosted by the ABAC Ag Alumni Council and the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Ag Classic is held every year on the first Monday of Oct.
This year the event will take place at the beautiful Forest Lakes Golf Course. Golfing will begin at 8 a.m. when the first flight is scheduled to take place, lunch will be offered at noon and then followed by the second flight of golf at 1a.m. that afternoon.
“The Ag Classic receives contributions from sponsors all over the state of Georgia and some sponsorships have even come from Florida,” said Vonda Fenn, the tournament’s coordinator. The Ag Classic is not just about people enjoying a game of golf. This tournament helps sponsor outstanding students pursing a major in agriculture.
A handful of students are selected to receive scholarships that come from the proceeds of the previous years' Ag Classic. A special congratulation goes out to this year’s recipients: Joseph Branch, Riley Davis, Clay Degler, Newton Gilman, Samantha Strickland, Kelly Thompson and Kyle Dismuke. These scholarships help students further their success and education with the school of Ag & Natural Resources.
“This scholarship meant the world to me. It allows me to continue my education at ABAC and achieve my dream of one day operating our family farm. I think that the Ag Classic is a wonderful way for people to see what we are doing in the school of Ag & Natural Resources to make a difference in today’s agricultural world,” said Davis.
In the future, Fenn hopes that they will be able to expand the scholarships to accommodate the growing number of bachelor’s degrees now offered through ABAC’s school of agriculture.