Dates set for MS Gulf Resort Classic Golf Tournament

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Golf Tournament will take place March 28-April 3, 2011. The announcement was made Wednesday to several coast business leaders. The businesses collectively gave more than $1 million in sponsorships to help make the golf classic a success.

Tournament Director Steve Neiman told the crowd the classic had a $15 million impact on the Gulf Coast, and he thinks it will just get better in the years to come.

"We have established now a platform of entertainment, of hospitality. A place for people to call this tournament their own, from the volunteers to the sponsors," Neiman said. "Now it's time to continue to showcase. We have built the foundation and now it's time to a grow on that foundation."

Duncan McKenzie will be the Chairman of the 2011 Golf Classic.

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