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Rim Country football fans will soon have the opportunity to golf with the Sun Devils in their back yard on one of the most pristine and highly rated golf courses in the state.

The big links break is on the calendar for Aug. 15 and 16 when Arizona State University and the Sun Angel Foundation host the Camp Tontozona Invitational Golf Tournament at The Rim Club in Payson.

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The Rim Club provides a scenic setting for the Camp Tontozona golf tournament.

The tournament coincides with the Sun Devil football team's arrival at Camp Tontozona, east of Payson, for its annual preseason training camp.

The tournament site, The Rim Club, was rated the No. 1 residential golf course in the Southwest three years in a row by "Golfweek" magazine.

The par-71 scenic mountain championship course, snuggled in boulder outcroppings, was designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish.

The tournament's first round tees off a 9 a.m. with a shotgun start and will be played in a two-person scramble format. Lunch, dinner and cocktails will be provided at The Rim Club, organizers said.

The second day of play begins at 8 a.m. and will include a two-person best-ball scramble format.

Following that round, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., tournament participants will have the opportunity to travel to Camp Tontozona and watch a Sun Devil practice session. After practice, fans are invited to dinner with ASU head coach Dirk Koetter and his staff of coaches.

According to tournament directors, the field will be limited to the first 72 players to sign up. The entry fee is $1,000 per foursome or $300 per individual. The fee includes golf for both days, lunch, dinner, cocktails and a tee gift.

Call Roy Shick at (480) 727-7705 for more information.

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