The weather on Monday, September 25, was perfect for a day on the links. The Eleventh Annual Central Tech Foundation Ron Vandever Memorial Golf Tournament, held at the Buffalo Rock Golf & Gun Club in Cushing, brought out 156 golfers to help raise money for the Central Tech Foundation.
SpiritBank and Premier Truck Group sponsored this year’s tournament with a great response from 69 business and community sponsors at the platinum, gold, silver and bronze levels.
Through the tournament, the Central Tech Foundation raised $22,800 to assist needy Central Tech students as they prepare for technical careers. Last year the foundation was able to provide financial assistance to 40 students from 18 local communities.
This year the tournament was spread out over the morning and afternoon with two flights of golfers in each round.
In the morning A Flight, the Tedford Insurance team of Wendell Bookout, Phil Waul, Nick Tanner, and Charles Carroll won with a score of 52. Team Byers Outdoor placed second with a score of 53 by team members Jeff Hammond, Cliff Wilson, Devin Wanzor, and Mark Byers.
In the morning B Flight, the Summit Bus team of David Carney, Adam Markou, Kevin Holba, and Tyler North won with a score of 61 with a tiebreaker. Second place in the morning B Flight was the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance team with a score of 61 by team members Joe Genet, Pat Crane, Mark Wilson, and Kevin Montgomery.
In the afternoon A Flight, Hughes Anderson with players Jeff Gilbert, Billy Hill, Kelly Bock, and Scott Sanders placed 1st with a score of 48. Second place in the afternoon Flight A was the Tiger Gas team with Curtis Shelton, Brian Burden, Charles Carroll, and John Thorpe with a score of 52.
In the afternoon B Flight, Consolidated Turbine with players Danny Hickman, Johnny Johnson, C.A. Wilson, and Thad Wages placed 1st with a score of 57. Second place in the afternoon Flight B was the JTL Contracting team with Tammy Wasson, Mary Emmet, Russell Moyer, and Jennifer Snow with a score of 58.
Winner of the women’s closest to the pin challenges on hole two in the morning was Michelle Winters of the Arnold Outdoor team. In the afternoon, the winner of closest to the pin on hole two was Linda Waul of the Ron’s Duffers team.
On hole eleven in the morning, the winner of the men’s closest to the pin challenge was John Thorpe of the Premier Truck 1 team. In the afternoon, the winner of closest to the pin on hole 11 was Peter Kelly of SpiritBank I team.
The winners of the closest to the line on hole eighteen were Curtis Morphew of the Klaus, Inc. team in the morning and Brad Reinecke of RCB in the afternoon.
“The success of Central Tech’s Foundation Golf Tournament is vital to meeting the needs of many students as it helps them stay in school and gain a career,” said Ron Dyer, Central Tech’s superintendent. “Thank you to all of our sponsors and golfers.”