Pan Am Classic now under way
Contact: Scott Maier, Senior Editor 381-3639
Posted: 04/20/2001
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The University of Texas-Pan American Pan Am Classic golf tournament is now under way at the Los Lagos Golf Club in Edinburg.

The weekend of events also features a concert with Three Dog Night at La Villa Real Special Events Center, the Blockbuster Million Dollar Cash Shootout and a youth golf clinic. Proceeds will go toward UTPA student scholarships through the UTPA Foundation.

A golfer aims for the green during the opening round of the Pan Am Classic golf tournament Friday afternoon at Los Lagos Golf Club in Edinburg.

The Three Dog Night concert Friday night drew a huge crowed, with local blues band Kingpin the opening act. The renowned '70s band performed its greatest hits and latest releases, including "Joy to the World," "Celebrate," "Old Fashioned Love Song" and more.

The tournament itself featured a Florida scramble Friday and resumes Saturday with select drive, one low ball. The format is two-man teams, with the lowest member's handicap determining flight (three flights). Prizes will be more than $2,000 per flight.

Meanwhile, 50 people have a chance to win a million dollars at the Blockbuster Million Dollar Cash Shootout, Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Everyone who records a hole-in-one during the shootout will take home $1 million in cash.

There also is a 90-minute junior golf clinic Saturday for children ages 6-13. Young golfers will learn from members of the Broncs and Lady Broncs golf teams, with all participants receiving two free tickets to a Broncs baseball game.