Optimist tourney seeking young golfers

5/23/2014, 6 a.m.

Golfers ages 10 to 18 can still sign up for the Decatur Southside DeKalb Optimist Club’s Junior Golf Tournament taking place on June 2 at Sugar Creek Golf Club in Atlanta.

Competitors will play 18 holes. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and golfers will tee off at 8 a.m. The deadline for the $20 entry fee and entry form is June 1.

The top boy and girl winner in each age group will advance to the Georgia District Qualifier Tournament on June 7-8 at BridgeMill Athletic Club in Canton.

In the Canton qualifier, girls in the 10-12 age group and boys 10-11 will play an 18-hole tournament on June 7.

All other age groups will play 36 holes, 18 each on Saturday and Sunday.

Up to 15 top finishers in the Canton tournament will advance to the prestigious Optimist International Junior Golf Championship, played on four courses in July at the PGA National Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

More than 5,000 youth compete in qualifying Optimist tournaments annually.

The golf club is at 2706 Bouldercrest Road in Atlanta.

For more information, call Jerome Brown at 404-388-7450 or 404-754-4003.