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Want to win $1 million? Your chance is coming to Hastings

Over the weekend of July 24-26, the Hastings Country Club will be playing host to the Minnesota State Open. One of the main draws for Hastings residents will be the chance to win $1 million in a hole-in-one contest.

So, do you want to win $1 million? Here's what you'll have to do:

Starting Friday and Saturday at 2:30 p.m., and continuing Sunday, qualifying will be held for the $1 Million Shootout. Anyone can come take their shot at qualifying. It is open to the public.

Players will take their best shot at a 150-yard hole set up on the driving range at the country club. Over the three days, the four players who get closest to the pin will qualify for a chance to win $1 million.

The cost to enter is $5 for two shots, or $20 for eight shots.

On Sunday evening, the four qualifiers and two members of the Hastings Country Club will head over to the ninth hole, a 150-yard par 3.

Each player will get one shot. Should one of them sink a hole-in-one, they win $1 million.

The money raised will be donated to Hastings Family Service.

"I think it's a good idea, and I hope we can raise some money," country club golf pro Brad Schmierer said.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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