Superb field set for state's Champions event

BILOXI – With seven World Golf Hall of Famers and 17 major championship winners, the 2014 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire field will feature many of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport. The field, led by defending champion Michael Allen, includes six Masters Champions and, as of today, 28 of the Top 30 on the Champions Tour Money List are scheduled to visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The field is highlighted by 2013 Champions Tour Player of the Year Kenny Perry, 2013 Money Winner Bernhard Langer and 2013 Rookie of the Year Rocco Mediate. In addition, World Golf Hall of Fame members Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie will play for the first time, joined by fellow Hall of Famers Langer, Tom Kite, Sandy Lyle, Larry Nelson and Nick Price.

The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire will take place March 21-23 at Fallen Oak in Biloxi. Tickets are $15 and on sale now. They can be purchased online at www.2014MGRC.com or by calling the tournament office at (228) 896-6365. Children 15 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.

 

PUBLIC SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, March 19

•         Junior Clinic Presented by Bacot/McCarty Foundation, Shell Landing, 4:00 pm

Thursday, March 20

•       C Spire Pro-Am, Fallen Oak (tee times beginning at approximately 7:30 am)

•        Gates Open at 7:00 am

Friday, March 21

•         First Round – Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire, Fallen Oak

•        Gates Open at 9:00 am

Saturday, March 22

•         Second Round – Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire, Fallen Oak (Family Day)

•        Gates Open at 7:00 am

Sunday, March 23

•         Final Round – Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire, Fallen Oak (Military Appreciation Day)

•    Brought to you by Hollywood Resort – Bay St. Louis

•         Gates Open at 7:00 am

•         Awards Presentation – Immediately Following Conclusion of Play, 18th green

 

All events and times are Central and subject to change.

 

About the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire

In addition to C Spire as the tournament’s Presenting Sponsor, The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire is uniquely funded by 14 other consortium partners, who see this event as an ideal way to promote the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The 2014 consortium partners are: Mississippi Power, Mississippi Development Authority, Hard Rock Resort, Beau Rivage Hotel & Resort-Fallen Oak, Grand Biloxi Hotel & Spa, Habitat for Humanity, F.E.B. Distributing, Hancock Bank, IP Resort & Spa, Roy Anderson Corp, Yates Construction, Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau and Coca Cola. The tournament is administered through the MGRC Foundation, Inc. and will benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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