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Lander Golf Tournament raises $10,000 for scholarships

July 06, 2015

Only one stroke separated the winning and third-place foursomes in the Samuel Lander Golf Classic at The Links at Stoney Point on June 29. The annual Classic, which is sponsored by Lander’s Alumni Association, raised over $10,000 for scholarships for Lander students.

Two foursomes finished tied at 12-under par 60, and first place was decided on the basis of a scorecard playoff. First place finishers were Steve Webb, Bob Brazell, Allen Newman and Tom Major.

Second place went to the foursome of Steve Grogan, Steve Lee, Mark Riddle and Dan Wideman. Finishing third was the team of Jeff May, Kenny Poston, Walt Roark and Jimmy Bell.

The prize for long drive for men went to Walt Roark, while the women’s winner was Janice Payne. Henry Clay was closest to the pin on hole 13.

Ralph Patterson, vice president for University Advancement, said it was a great day for Lander with great weather and a perfect venue. He added, “We thank all of our sponsors and participants, and appreciate Denise and Jim Medford and their staff at The Links at Stoney Point for hosting another wonderful event for Lander.”

Members of the winning foursome of the Samuel Lander Golf Classic on June 29 celebrate their first-place finish. From left: Steve Webb; Bob Brazell; Allen Newman; and Tom Major.