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Annual golf tournament raises roughly $32,000

Annual golf tournament raises roughly $32,000

Three dozen teams came together on a beautiful Friday morning at the Wellsville Country Club recently to enjoy a round of golf and support Alfred State College.

Presented by Mach Architecture, PC, the fourth annual Pioneers Drive for the Development Fund took place June 15 at the country club, featuring 36 teams who helped raise around $32,000 through sponsorships, gifts and prizes for the Alfred State Development Fund, Inc. The proceeds will help fund student scholarships, athletics, and other needs of the college.

Earning the coveted blue jacket as the winners of the golf tournament were Troy Morehouse, Steve Wintersteen, Matt Horvath, and Jeremy Light. The second-place team included Joe Karpinski, Matt Kurtz, Mike Kurtz, and Bill Hau, while the team of RC Weston, Ray Weston, Mike Burdsall, and Chris Verstraete placed third.

The top three teams took home $500, $300, and $200 respectively. In addition, the tournament featured a number of skill prizes, as well as other contest prizes such as gift certificates, cash, a 50/50 drawing, lottery board, silent auction items, and more than 80 door prizes.

Some fun, new on-course activities were added this year, such as corn hole, out-drive the athletic director, and a blackjack game. A dinner was held immediately following the tournament at the Wellsville Country Club.

Event sponsors this year included Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and Services (ACES); LaBella Associates, PC; Otis Eastern; Pathfinder Engineers & Architects. Eagle sponsors included Alesco Advisors, LLC; Laborer’s #621; Unicorn Contracting; and U&S Services. Contest sponsors were Boulter Industrial Contractors; Corning, Inc.; LeChase Construction; and PEKO Precision Products. Additionally, there were 27 hole sponsors.

Trish Haggerty, director of Annual Giving at Alfred State, said, “We could not have asked for a more perfect day to play golf and catch up with our alumni and Alfred State friends. The Wellsville Country Club and its pro shop did a wonderful job hosting the event this year, and I think everyone really enjoyed themselves. When we can spend time with friends and supporters of Alfred State College and raise over $30,000 to help support our students’ greatest needs, it’s a win for everyone!”

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Winners of the fourth annual Pioneers Drive for the Development Fund golf tournament. L-r are Jeremy Light, Troy Morehouse, Steve Wintersteen, and Matt Horvath.