Tommy Barnes Golf Tournament Set For Saturday

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UAM Sports Information

MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas-Monticello’s football program is set to host the second annual Tommy Barnes Golf Tournament this Saturday, May 10 at the Monticello Country Club.

There is a limited amount of spots still open for the event. The cost is $300 per four-person team.

There will be a silent auction to along with the tournament, featuring several items autographed by well-known individuals within collegiate and professional sports. Those items are listed below as well as the minimum bid required.

The final part of the auction will get underway at 1 p.m. at the MonticelloCountry Club. To make a bid or for more information about registering for the tournament, contact head football coach Hud Jackson at 870-460-1317 or by email at

– LSU football helmet signed by LSU head coach Les Miles – Minimum bid $400
– Authentic UAM game ball signed by New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton – Minimum bid $450
– UAM Football Helmet signed by Jarius Wright (Warren, Arkansas/Arkansas Razorbacks/Minnesota Vikings) – Minimum bid $50
– Arkansas Razorbacks commemorative football signed by Bret Bielema – Minimum bid $150
– Houston Texans football signed by J.J. Watt – Minimum bid $100
– UAM Football Letterman Jacket – Minimum bid $50
– UAM Football Letterman Blanket – Minimum bid $50
– Hat signed by pro golfers Chris DiMarco and David Duval – Minimum bid $75
– Game worn New Orleans Saints Pierson Prioleau jersey – Was a member of 2009 Super Bowl Championship – Minimum bid $50

Barnes came to UAM in 1980 as an assistant coach following a highly successful career at Montrose Academy, where he compiled a combined junior and senior high school record of 98-14-4. He became UAM’s 20th head football coach following the 1984 season and for the next 12 years guided the Boll Weevils to 69 wins, 53 losses and one tie. His 1988 and 1993 squads reached the NAIA Division I playoffs and his teams were ranked in the final NAIA Top 25 six times. His 1993 team won the championship of the old Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference and his ’88 squad is the only team in school history to win 10 games in a season. A native of Fordyce, Barnes was a three-year letterman for UAM (then Arkansas A&M) from 1969-71, rushing for 1,688 yards as a wishbone fullback. Barnes passed away in March of 2013 following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.


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