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MU golf course to be named for former curator

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 8:44 a.m. CDT; updated 7:08 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 18, 2013

COLUMBIA — An $8.3 million contribution has earned a former University of Missouri curator naming rights for the school's golf course at a Columbia country club.

The university's Board of Curators voted unanimously last week to designate the facility as the Walsworth Family Golf Complex, a part of the Club at Old Hawthorne.

That comes five months after Don and Audrey Walsworths' gift for upgrades at Memorial Stadium and a new clubhouse for the men's and women's golf teams.

Don Walsworth, of Marceline, is an MU graduate, CEO of a northern Missouri publishing company and former curators' chairman. Two of his three children played golf for Missouri. A third was a Pac-10 golf champion at Stanford University.

A Mizzou Arena outdoor plaza is also named for the family.

 


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Annette Humphreys June 18, 2013 | 9:16 p.m.

The golf course is The Club at Old Hawthorne. The naming rights are for a practice facility that is under construction on the grounds of Old Hawthorne.

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