Register Soon for 2012 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open

AMES, Iowa ― Just a few days remain for golfers to register to be assured of playing in the 2012 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open. The annual event, set for Tuesday, July 24, at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames, benefits the Lauren L. Christian Endowment, which provides financial support for students and continued swine and pork educational opportunities through Iowa State University.

Iowa Pork Industry Center director John Mabry said people can register as individuals or teams and should do so by July 10. The event brochure on the IPIC website includes information and registration forms.

“We have room for about a dozen teams and want to be sure we have room for those who want to attend,” he said. “Cost is $85 per person, which includes golf, refreshments, noon lunch and post-tournament reception and meal.”

The 18-hole best ball tournament begins with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Following the tournament, players and others are invited to attend a reception, meal and awards program. Winners of the 2012 Lauren Christian undergraduate and graduate scholarships also will be honored during the program.