Blessings Collegiate Invitational presented by Tyson Foods returns to Blessings Golf Club October 3-5, 2022

Tournament field to feature premier men’s and women’s collegiate programs from across the United States.

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Fayetteville, Ark. - Blessings Golf Club will host the third annual Blessings Collegiate Invitational presented by Tyson Foods this fall, announced today by tournament officials. Slated for October 3-5, the event is expected to feature 11 of the top men’s and women’s teams from across the country, including hosts and defending tournament champions, the Arkansas Razorbacks. The tournament will be broadcast live on GOLF Channel Monday, October 3 – Wednesday, October 5 from 3:30pm – 6:30pm CT each day.

“We are honored to welcome the collegiate level’s best players back to Northwest Arkansas and Blessings Golf Club for this year’s Blessings Collegiate Invitational,” stated John Tyson, Chairman of Tyson Foods, Inc. “The Blessings Collegiate Invitational provides an opportunity for student-athletes to display their games on a global stage, while also shining a spotlight on the Northwest Arkansas region and the world-class amenities here.”

The Blessings Collegiate Invitational is a 54-hole stroke play competition, with the men’s and women’s teams competing on the same course and in the same conditions throughout the week.  The comprehensive tournament field includes a lineup of distinguished programs from top conferences such as the AAC, ACC, Big 12, Mountain West, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference. Participating schools include Arkansas (host), California, Central Florida, Clemson, Kansas, Louisville, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, UCLA and UNLV.

“We look forward to hosting a powerhouse lineup of collegiate programs at our home course this fall for another exciting edition of the Blessings Collegiate Invitational,” stated University of Arkansas men’s golf coach, Brad McMakin. “We encourage Razorback fans from across the region to mark their calendars to come out and support these talented student-athletes compete later this year,” added University of Arkansas women’s golf coach, Shauna Taylor. 

The second annual Blessings Collegiate Invitational presented by Tyson Foods was held in October 2021, featuring a dominant performance from the University of Arkansas men’s and women’s programs. The Razorbacks captured all six tournament titles including Women’s Medalist (Brooke Matthews), Men’s Medalist (Luke Long), Mixed Pairs Best Ball (Brooke Matthews and Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira), Women’s Team Title, Men’s Team Title and Overall College Champion.

Volunteer opportunities for the tournament will be announced in the coming months, with registration expected to open in July 2022. To stay up to date with event information and news, please visit BlessingsCollegiate.com or follow the event on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram

About Tyson Foods:
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under four generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company had approximately 137,000 team members on Oct. 2, 2021. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit www.tysonfoods.com.

About Razorbacks Athletics:
A Division I member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the University of Arkansas’ Department of Intercollegiate Athletics annually ranks as one of the nation’s most successful athletics programs. The University of Arkansas sponsors a total of 19 varsity sport programs, including 8 men’s and 11 women’s sports. Featuring one of the most unique nicknames in intercollegiate athletics and a passionate fan following, the Arkansas Razorbacks compete in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Razorback Athletics annually meets the needs of more than 460 student-athletes enabling them to succeed in athletic competition, in the classroom and in the community.

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