Duran will host fourth Pink Ribbon Classic


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John and Lily Creighton along with Bruce Buckley and Jeff Vorndran were the Mixed Division winners at last year’s Pink Ribbon Classic.

photo courtesy of Duran Golf Club

It’s an event that is both unique and special … and on Feb. 25, it will be back for a fourth straight year. 

The Duran Golf Club and the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) have partnered again to host the Pink Ribbon Classic. 

“It’s a unique event because it’s very lady friendly, but guys are welcome to play as well,” said Duran head golf pro Matt Morrison. “We have ladies only divisions, men’s only divisions and we have mixed divisions, so everybody can compete.” 

Members from last year's second-place women's flight team were Jane Stricker, left, Lin Otten, proceed recipient Aubrey Sullivan, Nancy Richman and Jo Johnson. Matt Morrison is the Duran head golf pro. | PHOTO COURTESY OF DURAN GOLF CLUBProceeds from the event will help support the American Cancer Society. Duran will donate its portion from the event to help a member of the local community who is battling cancer. 

Last year’s recipient, Aubrey Sullivan of Port St. John, recently had a clean PET scan and was able to have her chemotherapy port removed in early November. She’s back playing volleyball and has maintained a 4.0 GPA in the Viper Accelerated Program at Space Coast Junior/Senior High School. 

This year’s event, which will be played under a four-person golf scramble format, will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Players are encouraged to wear pink. 

There will be on-course wine and craft beer tasting stations along with several hors d’oeuvres stations. 

Cost of the event is $85 per player ($69 for EWGA members) and includes a round of golf, cart, range balls and a tee gift. Players will also get lunch and a drink ticket once their round is over. 

Connors Wealth Management is the event’s chief sponsor. 

“Connors Wealth Management is honored to support the Pink Classic Golf Tournament as title sponsor for the third year in a row,” Corine Connors said in a statement. “Cancer has personally affected many of our clients, family and friends and we are dedicated to continue supporting the incredibly important cause for many years to come.” 

Last year’s event drew 120 players and raised $5,200. Morrison said they are expecting a full 144-player field this year. 

Sponsorship packages ranging from $125 to $1,995 are also available.

To sign up for the tournament, go to durangolf.com, or call 321-504-7776.