The Montana State University College of Business annual golf tournament is scheduled for Friday, September 19, 2008 at the Riverside Country Club in Bozeman. The four-member, scramble format tournament is open to all players and will begin with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. This year's event is co-hosted by First Security Bank, Junkermier, Clark, Campanella, Stevens, P.C. (JCCS) CPAs and Business Advisors and Beck's, a product of Cardinal Distributing.

Profits from this event will be used to fund College of Business student enhancement programs and scholarships. At the last scholarship banquet in April 2008, three "Friends of the Classic Open Benefit Golf Tournament" scholarships were awarded to business students Nobu Aoki, Jessica Bowman and Ryan Mikkola.

"The tournament was very successful last year, and we are excited about the positive feedback we have received," said COB Director of Development, Jackie Sather. "The success was due largely to the generosity of our sponsors, prize donations and the enthusiasm and spirit of the golfers. We do have a lot of fun at this event!"

Participants may sign up as single players or a team of four. The tournament entry fee is $125 per golfer, which includes lunch, two mulligans, a Hole-in-One competition, awards ceremony with dinner and live auction, and great team and individual prizes. This tournament does sell out, so early reservations are encouraged.

Continuing the tournament tradition, players on the team with the best gross score will have their names etched in the prestigious traveling crystal trophy and receive the honor of displaying the trophy at their place of business throughout the year. Last year's winning team, sponsored by First Interstate Bank, was comprised of Norm Millikin, Les Mahon, Doug Lanphear and Jim Thompson.

For those who wish to make a contribution to the tournament, tee box and other sponsorship options are available. These contributions give participating businesses strong visibility at the event as well as ensure the golf tournament's success.

To obtain registration forms, sponsorship options or for more information on the College of Business Classic Open Benefit Golf Tournament, contact Audrey Lee at the College of Business, (406) 994-7026 or e-mail her at