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GAC Picks Site for First Golf Championships

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Hot Springs Country Club will be home to the inaugural Great American Conference men's and women's golf tournaments in spring 2012.

The announcement, which was made by the GAC office on Wednesday, Aug. 17, means that Arkansas Tech will have the opportunity to return to the site of two of its greatest golf moments.

The Wonder Boys became the first team from Arkansas to ever win the Gulf South Conference men's golf championship when they captured that crown at Hot Springs Country Club in 2004, and just last spring the Golden Suns won their first-ever league golf title when they claimed the 2011 GSC women's golf championship at the same venue.

“We are thrilled to be able to host our golf championships at the Hot Springs Country Club,” said GAC Commissioner Will Prewitt. “We will be providing a great tournament for our teams at a venue that has a proven track record for hosting a first-class collegiate golf tournament.”

Nine men's teams and eight women's teams will compete for the first GAC golf championships April 15-17, 2012.

“The Hot Springs community has expressed a lot of interest in the Great American Conference,” said Prewitt. “We are excited to be able to bring one of our championship events to the city.”

The Great American Conference is a new NCAA Division II league that will debut during the 2011-12 academic year. Arkansas Tech is one of nine charter members.

Click here to learn more about the Great American Conference.