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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Young Harris College invites community members to register for the 17th annual Clay Dotson Open on Monday, May 17 at Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, Georgia. This highly anticipated golf tournament is YHC’s premier fundraising event for student scholarships.

This event is the perfect opportunity to have fun while supporting a great cause. Participants will play one of Georgia’s top courses in one of the state’s most beautiful locations. Due to public health protocols, the tournament schedule has been adjusted. A continental breakfast will be served at 9 a.m., tournament rules and announcements will be delivered at 9:30 a.m., and there will be only one flight, which will start at 10 a.m.

The cost to play in the tournament is $200 per person or $800 for a team of four. Teams with three or more YHC alumni qualify for the Tom Forkner, Sr. Alumni Challenge and a special discounted rate ($150 per alumnus/alumna player). In the spirit of competition, YHC will award prizes for low net score (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) and will offer a putting contest with prizes. Continental breakfast and a boxed lunch are included in the registration cost, as well as a team photograph.

“This is a great way to support our students while having fun and playing one of the best courses in North Georgia,” said YHC’s Vice President for Advancement Mark Dotson, ’88. “All proceeds go to student scholarships, and right now, our students need your help more than ever. I hope anyone who loves golf will come out and support the Clay Dotson Open and YHC on May 17.”

Sponsorships, player registrations, mulligans and more are available for purchase at If you have any questions or need additional information about the tournament, please contact Mark Dotson at (706) 379-5355 or [email protected].

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science and Technology; and Professional Studies. More than 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit