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34th annual golf scramble will be at Northwestern Hills.
2016 Chris Roper Memorial April 30
Annual tournament honors member of the 1981 Demon Squad
Leah Jackson

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will host the 34th annual Chris Roper Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday, April 30 at the Robert W. Wilson Recreation Complex. Proceeds from the tournament are used to fund two scholarships at Northwestern State, awarded each year to students majoring in health and human performance.

 The tournament is held annually to honor Roper, a native of Camden, Ark., who was killed in a car accident during Christmas break in 1982. Roper was a senior and the top golfer on the 1981 Demon Squad. He was a member of the Trans-American All-Conference team, placing ninth at the league tournament. 

The tournament will begin at noon Saturday, April 30, following an 11 a.m. lunch. The four-man scramble will award prizes for first, second and third places and closest to the hold, as well a door prizes. Entry fee is $75 per player or $300 per team, which include the cost of carts, lunch, beverages and green fees. Tee sponsorships are $50, $250 and $500 levels. Mulligans can be purchased beforehand for $2 each.

Festivities will begin with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. Friday, April 29 at Antoon’s on the Hwy. 1 Bypass. Special rate accommodations are available at the Comfort Inn off I-49. Call (318) 228-8816 and refer to the Chris Roper Golf Tournament when making reservations.

Entry fees can be sent to Hall Adams, NSU Rec Complex, P.O. Box 5225, Natchitoches, LA 71497. For more information or to register, contact Jill Bankston at or (318) 357-4414.