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The 29th edition of the Ted Alex Memorial golf tournament will tee off Saturday at The Golf Club at Oxford Greens in Oxford.

The event is organized and hosted every year by Matt Adams, a 1983 graduate of Shepaug Valley High School, in memory of Ted Alex.

Alex was a teacher and coach at Washington and Shepaug Valley high schools from 1956 until his death in 1984.

His Spartan baseball teams posted a 388-122 record for 29 seasons, earning state championships in 1973 and 1983 and winning two Housatonic Schoolmen's League titles and 14 Berkshire League championships.

A field of about 125 golfers is expected to greet a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start at Oxford Greens.

Proceeds of the event help fund a scholarship given each year to a senior member of the Shepaug golf team.

Norm Cummings