ANTIGONISH, NS – StFX Athletics is pleased to announce that the Father Kehoe Golf Classic tournament, presented by the X Varsity Club, will take place on Friday, July 26th, 2019 at the Antigonish Golf & Country Club.
StFX Director of Athletics & Recreation Leo MacPherson comments, "We are looking forward to our annual Father Kehoe Golf Classic again this summer. In addition to honouring the legacy of Father George Kehoe, the annual golf tournament serves as an opportunity for our supporters and alumni to engage with our coaches and staff on the course and to provide some fundraising dollars that directly support student-athlete scholarships."
This year will mark the 26th edition of the event, named in honor of former StFX Athletic Director Father George Kehoe who passed away in a tragic automobile accident in 1991. Father Kehoe graduated from StFX in 1952 and was a three sport athlete (hockey, basketball, and rugby). He returned to campus as the men's hockey coach in 1961 and coached for eleven years including participation in four national championships, becoming the winningest hockey coach in StFX history. Father Kehoe was appointed Athletic Director in 1968, a position he held for 23 years. He served the AUAA (now AUS) as President for two terms and was the Vice President of the CIAU (now U SPORTS) for a single term. In 1983 Father Kehoe was inducted into the StFX Sport Hall of Fame, followed five years later with an induction into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame.
The 2019 Father Kehoe Golf Classic will be a one day event, with everything taking place on July 26th at the Antigonish Golf & Country Club. The four-person scramble format will feature a shotgun start at 11:00 am. After the golfing is complete, there will be a post-tournament reception at the golf course with a barbeque and tournament prizing. The tournament is an important part of the university's efforts at maintaining a tradition of excellence in varsity athletics, with one hundred percent of the proceeds raised going directly to supporting StFX's varsity athletic teams in the area of athletic financial awards.
Registration for the 2019 Father Kehoe Golf Classic is now open with more details available at www.goxgo.ca/kehoegolf. Teams of four can register for a cost of $500.