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Murphy, TX, Native Wins Crowne Plaza Amateur Invitational at Colonial


Seventy-Two Golf Enthusiasts From Around The World Compete In “Pro For A Day” Tournament At Legendary Golf Course In Fort Worth, Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas .- Today, Alex Garcia of Murphy, Texas, took home the coveted trophy from the Crowne Plaza Amateur Invitational at Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas. Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts provided 72 lucky sweepstakes winners with the opportunity to play as a ‘Pro for a Day’ and personally experience the time-honored tradition of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial PGA TOUR golf tournament.

Each amateur participant received an all-expense-paid trip for two to Fort Worth to play on one of the PGA TOUR’s most storied courses and compete for the Crowne Plaza Amateur Invitational trophy, which would also entitle them to VIP treatment for two at the 2008 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

“We literally recreated one of the most prestigious events on the PGA TOUR. The Crowne Plaza Amateur Invitational at Colonial brought the Colonial’s rich tradition to life for our guests and provided an extraordinary opportunity to feel like a golf professional,” said Kevin Kowalski, vice president, Worldwide Brand Management, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts. “The ‘Pro for a Day’ sweepstakes is just one of the many ways we’re connecting with our guests who share a love of golf. We wish to congratulate all of our players for competing, especially Alex Garcia for an exciting win.”

To replicate the true PGA TOUR experience, players attended a rules meeting prior to a welcome reception, received personal recognition on the 1st tee, were given their own personal caddies, and enjoyed access to the Colonial clubhouse and locker room. Each group was accompanied by a walking scorer and participated in a stroke play championship with handicaps, culminating in a 3-hole shootout among flight winners.


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