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Golf tournament honors N.C. State professor

The new Lonnie Poole Golf Course on the North Carolina State University campus was the site in mid-August of a golf tournament to raise money for the university’s turfgrass program and honor a retiring professor.

The Dr. Art Bruneau Golf Tournament Fundraiser, held Aug. 12, honored Bruneau, a recently retired long-time professor in the turfgrass program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State. The golf tournament was held in conjunction with the annual Turfgrass Field Day on Aug. 12. The university holds field days, events at which agricultural scientists discuss their research, on a variety of crops.

Bruneau played in a foursome determined earlier in an “Art Auction,” in which bidders competed to play in his team and begin the shotgun start of the tournament.

Proceeds from Art Auction bids, hole sponsorships and individual tournament costs will support the NC Turfgrass Foundation in The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation Inc.

The golfers who participate in the Bruneau tournament were among the first to play the Lonnie Poole Golf Course. A grand opening for the Arnold Palmer-designed course on N.C. State’s Centennial Campus took place July 31.

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-- Dave Caldwell