Tom Murphy is a sports reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll. He was the 2017 Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year.
Blessings event returning for 3rd season
Arkansas golfers, including individual champion Luke Long (right), celebrate after winning The Blessings Collegiate Invitational on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in Johnson.
The Blessings Collegiate Invitational will be returning for its third season on Oct. 3-5 at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, tournament officials announced on Tuesday.
The event is expected to feature 11 of the top men’s and women’s teams in the country, including the host and defending champion University of Arkansas.
The Razorbacks captured all six titles last season: both team titles, the combined title, women’s medalist Brooke Matthews, men’s medalist Luke Long and mixed pairs best ball (Matthews and Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira).
The tournament will be broadcast live on the Golf Channel each day of the tournament from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Central.
“The Blessings Collegiate Invitational provides an opportunity for student-athletes to display their games on a global stage, while also shining a spotlight on the Northwest Arkansas region and the world-class amenities here,” said John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods, Inc.
The list of participating schools, in addition to Arkansas are California, Central Florida, Clemson, Kansas, Louisville, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, UCLA and UNLV.
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