Former UNCW assistant to host celebrity golf tournament at future Wells Fargo site

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Former UNCW assistant basketball coach Eddie Biedenbach will host a Celebrity Golf Tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club on August 23-24. Proceeds from the tournament will go to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and the Miracle League of Wilmington.

Among the 35 celebrities who have committed to playing are David Thompson, Trot Nixon, Bobby Cremins, Rick Barnes, Tom Burleson and Tom Gugliotta. The two-day event will feature a celebrity dinner gala on Sunday, with prizes and cookout following the tournament on Monday.

The Eddie Biedenbach celebrity golf tournament will be held at Eagle Point Golf Club.
The Eddie Biedenbach celebrity golf tournament will be held at Eagle Point Golf Club.

The Miracle League of Wilmington is an inclusive and accessible baseball league for children and adults with disabilities in New Hanover and surrounding counties.  Established in 2013 and now serving over 100 players ages 4-64 living with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, visual impairments, amputations and other disabilities. The Miracle  Field of Wilmington is located in Olsen Park.

In 2014, Biedenbach was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame as part of its 51st banquet.  The former basketball standout at N.C. State, who is the winningest coach in UNC Asheville and Big South Conference history, served as an assistant under Buzz Peterson at UNCW.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., he guided UNCA to 256 victories and three NCAA Tournament appearances over 17 seasons before moving to the coast.

Eagle Point Golf Club will play host the 2017 PGA Wells Fargo Championship. It’ll be the first time in more than 40 years a PGA Tour-sanctioned event will be held in the Wilmington area.

The last PGA Tour event to be held in Wilmington was the Azalea Open atC ape Fear Country Club in 1970.  Over the years, The Wells Fargo Championship, formerly known as the Wachovia Championship, has become a hot bed for some of golf’s top players and one of golf’s more popular non-major events.

The move to the Wilmington area for the four-day tournament in 2017 was made as Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte serves host to the 2017 PGA Championship.

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