ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The first day of the 2014 Bulldog Athletic Association Scholarship Golf Classic began this morning as close to 25 teams came and played at the Country Club of Asheville. The tournament raises money for the UNC Asheville Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund.


The tournament concludes Tuesday with the teams teeing off at 10 a.m. There are still a few spots available to play on Tuesday. If you want to play, contact Donna Peek at or call 828-232-5655. Individual player spots are $500.


This year’s tournament is being presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Also sponsoring this year’s tourney are Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Belk’s.  


“We are proud to support the Bulldog Athletic Association Scholarship Golf Classic.  The EBCI enjoys a positive relationship with UNC Asheville, and we happily support student-athletes who would otherwise be unable to pursue a higher education degree," stated Principal Chief Michell Hicks, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.


Local community leaders Bruce and Carol Peterson are serving as Honorary Chairs for this year’s tournament.


Hole sponsors included Belk’s, Sports Clips, Jim Barkley Toyota, Skyland Automotive, Wild Wing Café, Southern Concrete, TD Bank, Signarama, Asheville, Chevrolet, Harry’s on the Hill, Clean Environments and Grove Stone & Sand.


Prizes include two winners in each flight, two hole-in-one contests, four closest to the holes contests and two straightest drive contests.


There will be an “Awards and After Party" held after each day of golf in the Donald Ross Pub at the CCA.