10 years and going strong!

Tenth annual Cougar Club & Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament is most successful yet, with over $19,200 raised.

The 2010 Cougar Club & Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament was once again a great success. Approximately 450 mulligans and 200 raffle tickets were sold, leading to the most successful tournament in its history. Over $19,200 was raised during the one day event.

A total of 204 players participated on 51 four-person scramble teams during two shotgun starts at the Columbia Country Club in Columbia, Mo., on Monday, June 7. During the 8 a.m. shotgun start 19 teams participated followed by the remaining 32 teams during the 1:30 p.m. shotgun start.

The team from Engineering Surveys & Services posted the low score of the morning round, finishing with a 16 under par score of 57 to give them first place in A-flight. Their 57 score actually tied them with three other teams, but they won out on the scorecard tiebreaker. The teams from Fitness Showcase and Central Trust & Investment both finished with a 57, placing them second and third, respectively.
The foursome from SM Wilson & Reinhardt Construction posted the low score of the day shooting a 17 under par round of 54 during the afternoon round to take first place in the A-flight. The team from Joe Machens and the Columbia Fire Department finished one stroke back in second place, posting a score of 55. The foursome of Jim Peterson, Tim Elliot, Dimitrios Aslandis and Alex Terzoupoulos collected third place in A-flight after shooting a 56.

Individual awards were also given out for longest drive and closest to the pin. The long drive winner for the women was Abby Spieler. On the men's side, Steve Sowers was the long drive winner. Both players received a $50 gift certificate to Shiloh Bar & Grill.

Brad Daugherty, from the SM Wilson & Reinhardt Construction team, put his tee shot 2'3" from the hole to win him closest to the pin honors on hole six, winning a custom pair of Columbia College Oakley Sunglasses donated by Eyedentity Eyewear. Cougar head soccer coach John Klein took home closest to the pin honors on hole 11, winning him a Swiss Watch donated by Betz Jewelers.

Silver sponsors were Fitness Showcase & Cybex International, Simon Oswald Architecture and SM Wilson & Reinhardt Construction.
Navy sponsors for this year's tournament were Central Trust & Investment Company, Boone County National Bank, Columbia Daily Tribune, Commerce Trust Company, IKON Office Solutions, Joe Machens Dealerships, Landers, Weiss & Forsee, LLC, MBS Direct, Premier Paper and Packaging, Inc., Spellman Brady & Company, The Insurance Group and White Knight Bus & Limousine Company.

Engineering Surveys & Services sponsored the golf carts while Glazer’s Midwest and N.H. Scheppers Distributing Company were this year’s beverage sponsors. Concession sponsors were Holiday Inn-Executive Center and the Show-Me State Games. All players received T-shirts compliments of Hillyard Floor Car, Slumberland Furniture and Sonshine graphics.

The tournament also had 19 different hole sponsors: AmeriServe Inc., Asbestos Removal Services Inc., Automatic Controls Equipment Systems Inc., Betz Jewelers, Bryce Edwards, Carpet One Floor & Home, Columbia College Alumni Association, Cost Cutters, Hulett Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Kansas City Life Insurance Company, Meyer Electric Inc., Mid-Continental Restoration, Peak Performance Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, Shelter Insurance, Sherwin-Williams Floor Covering, Shiloh Bar & Grill, Smith Lewis, LLP, Sunrise Optimist and Zim’s Vending.

Thanks to all our sponsors and participants!

Next year's tournament will be tentatively held on Monday, June 6 at the Columbia Country Club.