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Huskers, SDSU Team Up to Host Golf Tournament

By NU Athletic Communications

Valentine, Neb. -- The golf programs at the University of Nebraska and South Dakota State University are joining forces to host the 2019 Prairie Club Collegiate Invitational this September.

“This is an unbelievable opportunity for our Nebraska fan base and golfers to join the golf coaches in an elite event at the world-renowned Prairie Club,” NU Head Coach Mark Hankins said. “Golf, lodging, food, fun and supporting your Huskers!”
To offset some of the costs of hosting a major collegiate golf event, the two programs will host the 2019 Jackrabbit/Husker Challenge May 10-11 at The Prairie Club, which is located near Valentine, Nebraska. The Jackrabbit/Husker Challenge package includes the following:

  • Two days of unlimited golf on all three of The Prairie Club's courses
  • A competitive par-3 tournament on the Horse Course on May 10
  • The Jackrabbit/Husker Challenge on May 11
  • One night of on-site lodging
  • All-inclusive food and beverage.


Guest speakers at a May 10 dinner include Nebraska football coach Scott Frost and SDSU Director of Athletics Justin Sell. Pricing is available for single players ($1,200), couples with one golfer ($1,500), two-person teams ($1,800, double occupancy) and four-person teams ($4,400). Registration is accepted by e-mailing:
SDSU has been hosting the The Jackrabbit men's collegiate tournament since 2015. The two-day outing at The Prairie Club has attracted some of the top collegiate teams in the nation. 

"We are extremely fortunate to have a host like The Prairie Club," said SDSU Head Coach Casey VanDamme. "The golf course management, staff and members, as well as the community, have embraced our event from the beginning. The Prairie Club is a special place and our program has benefited greatly from their generosity."

The inaugural Prairie Club Collegiate Invitational is set for Sept. 28-29 on the club's Dunes Course in Valentine, Neb.


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