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May 30, 2007
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
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EMU's Eagle Crest to host MHSAA Girls Golf Finals

YPSILANTI - Eagle Crest, Eastern Michigan University’s golf course, will host the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Girls Division 3 Golf Finals June 1-2.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is $5. The shotgun start begins at 9 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.  Eagle Crest (734.487.2441) is located at 1275 S. Huron Street, just off I-94 in Ypsilanti.

“The Eagle Crest Golf Club is proud to host the 2007 Girls Golf Finals. We take great pride in preparing our course for these talented high school athletes,” said Dave Horstman, PGA Golf Professional at Eagle Crest.

The finals features 15 five-person teams from around the state and 15 additional girls competing as individuals. Competing schools include: Alma, Ann Arbor Greenhills, Big Rapids, Detroit Country Day, Flint Powers Catholic, Grand Rapids Catholic Central, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern, Grand Rapids South Christian, Grayling, Grosse Ile, Hanover-Horton, Jackson Lumen Christi, Lakeview, Napoleon and Perry.

Each golfer will play 18 holes Friday and Saturday. Total team scores for the 36 holes will determine the champion.

The Division 1 and 2 championships are being played at Michigan State.

This is the second time EMU has hosted the girl’s finals. It hosted the Division I finals in 2005. Eagle Crest has hosted the boy’s finals four times since 2003.

The MHSAA is a private, not-for-profit corporation of voluntary membership by approximately 1,600 public and private senior high schools and junior high/middle schools which exists to develop common rules for athletic eligibility and competition. No government funds or tax dollars support the MHSAA.

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