The Sound Golf Links, Albemarle Plantation’s championship course has once again been chosen by The eGolf Gateway Tour to host a tournament. This year’s Biggs Cadillac GMC Buick Classic will be held May 28 – 31. This exciting tournament will be one of four tournaments in the 2015 schedule guaranteed $200,000 purse.
“We are excited to announce this event at Albemarle Plantation,” said eGolf Gateway Tour president David Siegel. “Just as we did throughout the 2014 season, the inclusion of guaranteed six-figure purses from our Million Dollar Championship Series to a vast number of regular season events continued to solidify our product as the premier developmental tour in the country. These 2015 events will allow us to maintain that stature, and to put forth premier tournaments at elite venues such as The Sound Golf Links.”
The Sound Golf Links at Albemarle Plantation is a 1990 Dan Maples design that plays along the shores of the scenic Albemarle Sound, with three finishing holes that border the majestic blue waters of Eastern North Carolina. Known as one of the most well-manicured courses in the state, The Sound Golf Links offers a number of risk/reward holes that run along age-old marshes and through cypress groves draped in Spanish Moss – including three drive-able par-4s in the final four holes of play.
The 2015 Biggs Cadillac GMC Buick Classic will be contested during a prime week for mini-tour players, as the Web.com Tour’s Rex Hospital Open will take place the same week in Raleigh, NC, allowing for players who miss out on the tournament’s Monday qualifier to easily commute to Hertford – just 2.5 hours east of Raleigh.
Tournament week at The Sound Golf Links will kick off on Monday afternoon with practice rounds, followed by a Tuesday pro-am and additional practice rounds and a tournament shootout set for Wednesday. First-round play in the 72-hole event will begin on Thursday morning, with the field cut to the low 35 percent and ties after 36 holes of play.