AVON PARK, Fla. – Jan. 3, 2018 – The South Florida State College (SFSC) Foundation will sponsor its inaugural Million Dollar Hole-in-One Golf Shootout to benefit the SFSC Athletic Department. The three-day golf shootout begins Thursday, Jan. 18 and will be held at Sun ‘N Lake Golf & Country Club in Sebring. All amateur golfers, age 18 and older, are welcome to participate.

“The SFSC Foundation’s Million Dollar Hole-in-One Golf Shootout is the first of its kind in Highlands County,” said Jamie Bateman, executive director, SFSC Institutional Advancement. “With the possibility of a million dollar win, it is our hope that avid golfers, as well as occasional golfers, will come out to Sun ‘N Lake and participate in this event. Not only will it be great fun, but it will support the SFSC Athletic Department in nurturing young student athletes now and in years to come.”

On Jan. 18 and19, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., golfers may register for the shootout at the Sun ‘N Lake driving range. They are welcome to purchase as many bags of golf balls as they wish to hit and may participate as often as they wish throughout the two days. A bag of 10 golf balls will be $10 per bag. Golfers who get closest to the pin or get a hole-in-one on the driving range, will advance as top qualifiers.

The top 12 qualifiers will advance to the golf shootout on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 8:30 a.m. Each golfer gets once chance to win the $1 million prize by shooting a hole-in-one at the par 3 18th hole.

If a player gets a hole-in-one, they win $1 million, which will be paid out over 40 years. If multiple players get a hole-in-one, they split the $1 million dollars equally. If a player wins $1 million, the second place winner get $250, the third place winner gets $100, and the fourth place winner receives a $50 gift card from Sun ‘N Lake Golf & Country Club. If no one makes a hole in one, the player with a ball closest to the hole wins $500, the second place winner gets $250, the third place winner gets $100, and the fourth place winner receives the $50 gift card.

SFSC fields four athletic teams: women’s volleyball, women’s cross country, men’s baseball, and women’s softball. SFSC’s student athletes will assist golfers at the shootout.

Sponsors for the Million Dollar Hole-in-One Golf Shootout are Duke Energy for the first place winner, Heacock Insurance as Award Sponsor, and MidFlorida Credit Union as Event Sponsor.