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Top-notch women golfers to tee off at Mission Inn Resort & Club for Fall Preview

RELEASE DATE: September 15, 2010

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS — In partnership with the Central Florida Sports Commission, Mission Inn Resort & Club will be welcoming back women’s golf teams from NCAA Division III on Sept. 26-27 for a fall preview.

Oglethorpe University of Atlanta is hosting the tournament at Mission Inn Resort & Club, located at 10400 County Road 48 in Howey-in-the-Hills. The public is encouraged to attend the 2010 NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Fall Preview, as admission is free.

In addition to Oglethorpe University, teams participating in the Fall Preview include Methodist University of Fayetteville, N.C., St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame, Ind., Allegheny College of Meadville, Pa., Piedmont College of Demorest, Ga., Birmingham Southern College of Birmingham, Ala., Berry College of Mount Berry, Ga., Wartburg College of Waverly, Iowa, Rhodes College of Memphis, Tenn., and Illinois Wesleyan University of Bloomington, Ill.

“These teams will be playing to get a preview of Mission Inn’s challenging golf courses, in advance of the Division III Women’s Golf National Championship scheduled for May 2011,” said Kristina Cullison, Director of Marketing & Public Relations at Mission Inn.

For the 14th consecutive year, Mission Inn will be hosting a NCAA golf championship with the 2011 NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships.

“The 14 consecutive NCAA golf championships that Lake County and the Mission Inn Resort & Club has hosted is truly a remarkable feat,” said Sam Stark, President of the Central Florida Sports Commission. “We are honored to be part of this tradition, and we know the golfers will have a great time getting a sneak peak at the course they will be crowning their champion on next May.”

For more information about the 2010 NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships, call Jon Baran, Lake County Marketing Manager at the Central Florida Sports Commission, at 407-648-4900 ext. 21, e-mail jbaran@centralfloridasports.org or log on to www.lakecountysports.org. For more information about Lake County vacations, call (800) 430-LAKE, log on to www.lakecountyfl.com or visit the Welcome Center, located at 20763 U.S. Highway 27 in Groveland.

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