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05/21/2001
PGA Pro Keith Fergus to Be Featured Guest at 2001 Hudson Valley Community College U.W. Marx, Inc. Foundation Golf Classic

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, May 21, 2001
http://www.hvcc.edu

PGA Tour Veteran Keith Fergus will be the featured guest at the 2001 Hudson Valley Community College Foundation Golf Classic, Monday, July 16, at Shaker Ridge Country Club.

Fergus, who has been the guest pro at the event for the past four years, was the winner of the 1981 Memorial Tournament, the 1982 Atlanta Classic and the 1983 Bob Hope Desert Classic. The Texas native is an alumnus of the University of Houston, and was a three-time All American for the Cougars. He was runner-up to Jay Haas at the 1975 NCAA Championship.

Fergus took a breather from the PGA Tour to serve as the golf coach at his alma mater, the University at Houston, from 1988 to 1994. He returned to competitive golf on the Nike Tour in 1994 where he won the Nike Panama City Beach Classic and the Nike Boise Open. He has career earnings of nearly $1.5 million.

The cost for the day-long event is $175 and includes a clinic and photo with Fergus, greens fees, cart, luncheon, reception, dinner and an awards presentation.

All proceeds benefit the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation. For more information, contact the Foundation at 629-8012.

The four-person scramble event is sponsored by U.W. Marx, Inc., Fleet Asset Management, Johnson Controls, Inc., LaCorte Companies, Inc., and PG&E National Energy Group.

Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.