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Ancilla Hosts NJCAA DII Golf Championship at Swan Lake Resort
 May 19, 2014

PLYMOUTH, IN – The top community college golfers from across the United States will be coming to Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth next week for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Men’s Division II Golf Championship.

Over 140 of the nation’s best junior college golfers from a total of 43 teams will be competing in the event. Practice rounds start on Sunday, May 18th and continue through Monday. Round one action begins on Tuesday, May 20th at 7:00 a.m. and will conclude on Friday with round four.

Ancilla College athletic director, Gene Reese, commented on the importance of this event for Ancilla and the community: “What tremendous national exposure for Ancilla College. It is a great honor and opportunity to host a national junior college tournament. Plus we have an ideal venue with Swan Lake. We are excited for May 20th to arrive. This is huge! The best junior college golfers from all over the United States will be at Swan Lake next week. Perhaps we will see a future PGA player like Bubba Watson. If you love golf, I recommend that you to take the time and watch this tournament.”

Charger golf coach Mark Hayden added, “It is an honor to be the host for the NJCAA DII Golf Championship. I look forward to an exciting week. The opportunity to work with a PGA Pro such as Chad Hutsell is a great experience.”

Swan Lake Resort golf pro Chad Hutsell said pairing with Ancilla College is a great partnership. “Swan Lake Resort is pleased and honored to host the NJCAA National championship. Working with Ancilla College to bring the championship to Plymouth and our resort has been a real pleasure. On behalf of the entire team at Swan Lake Resort, I am pleased to welcome the NJCAA Golf Championship participants and spectators. We are ready to showcase our beautiful resort and provide a fun and challenging, yet memorable experience to all contestants,” Hutsell remarked.

The public is invited to watch all four rounds. A four day spectator pass is available for $40.00, while single day passes are $15.00. Tickets are available at Swan Lake Resort, starting on the first round of play on Tuesday.

Monday afternoon, the Ancilla College Athletic Department will be taking up to 50 visiting golfers on a tour of the nearby University of Notre Dame campus. Some of the sites on the tour include the Notre Dame football stadium, the Edmund P. Joyce Center (formerly the JACC), and the Grotto. 

Mike Lightfoot, head men’s basketball coach at Bethel College, will be the opening banquet speaker on Monday evening. Lightfoot, a 2009 inductee into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame has accumulated over 700 victories during his tenure at Bethel. 

Ancilla College, part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 Associate’s Degree and eight athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is located two miles south of US 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.



























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