Ocala, FL (March 5, 2013) - Candler Hills Golf Club will be host to the 7th annual Ocala Open Golf Tournament on March 13-15, 2013. Candler Hills Golf Club is the prestigious golf course at On Top of the World Communities in Ocala, Florida.

The three-day tournament will be played Wednesday through Friday with a guaranteed winner’s prize of $12,000. The Pro-Am is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12th and will feature local amateurs paired up with pros in a fun round of golf all for charity. Spectator admission to the professional tournament is free.

On Top of the World Communities has established an outstanding reputation for leadership and community service in the greater Ocala and Marion County area. The Ocala Open Golf Tournament will benefit local charities: Hospice of Marion County, Inc. and Interfaith Emergency Services. Hospice of Marion County, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide exemplary compassionate comfort care for the terminally ill and support services for the families/caregivers. Interfaith Emergency Services is a not-for-profit organization which brings together people of all faiths providing basic necessities such as food, shelter, clothing and emergency financial assistance to those in need right here in our community.

The 2012 Ocala Open was a great success as the two aforementioned charities split $40,000 that was raised with generous sponsorships by local businesses who embraced and supported the event.

Live, real-time updates will be posted during the tournament on www.OcalaOpen.com and www.facebook.com/candlerhillsgolfclub.

For sponsorship opportunities and more information on the 2013 Ocala Open Golf Tournament , visit our website: www.OcalaOpen.com

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