Two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw headlines BenU golf outing

June 22, 2016

Lisle, Illinois ~ What could beat an afternoon of golf on one of America’s most renowned public golf courses? Two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw.

How about meeting a golf legend and helping to give the gift of a values-based, Benedictine education to the next generation of bright leaders while doing so?

Benedictine University’s 22nd Annual President’s Invitational Golf Outing will be held Tuesday, July 19, at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont. This year’s celebrity guest will be World Golf Hall of Fame member Ben Crenshaw, widely considered one of golf’s greatest putters.

The cost for golf, program and dinner is $350 per person ($1,400 per foursome). Program and dinner-only tickets are $150. Proceeds from the event help provide scholarships for Benedictine students.

Registration and lunch begin at 11:00 a.m. A shotgun tee-off will commence at 1:00 p.m. During play, Crenshaw will tour the course to take pictures with participants. The program, awards presentation and dinner begin at 6:00 p.m.

Benedictine University’s 22nd Annual President’s Invitational Golf Outing will be held Tuesday, July 19, at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont. This year’s celebrity guest will be World Golf Hall of Fame member Ben Crenshaw.A two-time Masters champion, Crenshaw – affectionately nicknamed “Gentle Ben” – enjoyed a successful professional golfing career that spanned three decades. His extraordinary golfing skills, “golden boy” image and all-American good looks made him an instant fan favorite.

When he turned pro in 1973, he became the second player in PGA Tour history to win his first tournament as a professional at the Texas Open. He went on to accumulate 19 PGA Tour victories, including the 1984 and 1995 Masters Tournaments.

After his competitive days on the PGA Tour ended, he turned his focus to a career in golf architecture. With partner Bill Coore, Crenshaw designed some of the most acclaimed golf courses of the 1990s and early 21st century.

Crenshaw was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2002. The avid golf historian also served as an ambassador for the hall of fame.

For more information regarding sponsorships and foursomes, please contact Deb Smith, director of University Development Events, at dsmith@ben.edu or (630) 829-6080, or visit ben.edu/golf.

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Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the fifth consecutive year in 2015. A 2016 PayScale Inc. report ranked BenU one of the top 10 colleges in Illinois for return on investment and in the top 20 percent nationally. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.

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