Rapiscan Systems Classic kicks off

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This morning, day one of tournament play at the Rapiscan Systems Classic got underway with an opening ceremony.

To celebrate the tournament being in its tenth year on the PGA Champions Tour, tournament officials wanted to go all out. So to kick things off, Retired Sergeant First Class Dana Bowman, a double amputee, parachuted out of an airplane to deliver the ball to the first tee.

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News 25 caught up with Sgt. Bowman before his larger than life entrance. He says he has done over 4,000 jumps since his tragic accident that left him a double amputee, but each time he is thankful to be part of it. “Well, I get this opportunity to be able to come out here to Mississippi and jump into the PGA today which is going to be pretty awesome because we have  a lot of pros out here and bring that American flag in for each and every one of them. Skydive in at 4,000 feet today with a 2,000 square foot flag.”