‘UND Open’ tournament, $20,000 hole-in-one contest set for Saturday, Oct. 10, at Ray Richards Golf Course

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Champions will receive a 2021 season membership

Ray Richards Golf Course isn’t close to taking its flags out for the last time this season. In fact, course managers are planning their biggest 2020 events.

The 18-hole UND Open tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, along with a separate $20,000 hole-in-one contest.

Entry fee for the 18-hole four-person scramble tournament is $45 per player and $180 per team. Included are 18 holes of golf and a cart. The champions will receive a Ray Richards Golf Course 2021 season membership.

And are you ready to make some serious cash? Make a hole in one on Oct. 10 at Ray Richards from 160 yards (140 yards for women) and you will earn a cool $20,000. After an initial $20 hole-in-one try for the grand prize, players can attempt more shots at the hole for $10 each. The shots will be entered in a closet-to-the-hole contest for a chance to win a 2021 Ray Richards season membership.

The hole-in-one contest will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 18-hole tournament will feature a noon shotgun start.

Go to und.rayrichards@und.edu or und.edu/ray-richards or call 701.777.4340 for more information. If weather conditions force a change, the events will be held on Sunday, Oct. 11.

Ray Richards has become a popular destination for UND alums and the region’s most avid golfers. About the only aspect that isn’t back to the same or better condition than it was in 2016 — when the course was shuttered –is the original clubhouse. While renovations are performed, Ray Richards is operating out of a temporary trailer located south of the clubhouse.