The 23rd Annual IBERIABANK/BRTC Foundation Golf Tournament had another successful year and raised over $40,000.
The tournament was held September 30 at the Rolling Hills Country Club in Pocahontas. Proceeds from the tournament go toward to student scholarships. In fact, the golf tournament is the largest fundraiser for BRTC scholarships.
Winners of the morning Championship Flight were, in 1st place, Bill Keedy and Brad Kieffner; 2nd place, Amy Plaster and Alan Cockrill; 3rd place, Greg Ward and Kelley Scobey; and 4th place, Darrell Fears and Don Tillie. A-Flight winners were, in 1st place, Paul Hutchinson and John Strode; 2nd place, Amy Smith and Dean Smith; 3rd place, Tim Ellis and Jeff May. B-Flight winners were, in 1st place, Bo Trentenburg and Jacob Hester; 2nd place, Richard Blount and Dewayne McCrillis. Closest to the pin winners were Jack DeLoach, Brad Joyce, Wayne Mangrum, and Kelly Rose.
Winners of the afternoon Championship Flight were, in 1st place, Brett Liebhaber and Ron Mangold; 2nd place, Chris Couch and Joey Pfeffer; 3rd place, Paul Carr and Byron Blanchard. Winners of A-Flight were, in 1st place, Michael Hallmark and Lane Ricardo; in 2nd place, Lloyd King and Dale Dalton; in 3rd place, Blake Prager and Brian Niswonger. Winners of B-Flight were, in 1st place, Barry Keck and Frankie Hult; in 2nd place, Tim Sullivan and Matt Sullivan; 3rd place, Ron Johnson and Phil Ducker. Closest to the pin winners were Chad Pace, Jay Browning, Michael Lindsey, and Roger Johnson.
Running this event would not be possible without the help of all the volunteers including the BRTC Foundation Board members, staff and board members of the Rolling Hills Country Club, BRTC faculty and staff volunteers, and employees of IBERIABANK, Baltz Chevy-Olds, and Integrity 1st Bank.
In addition, more than 80 individuals and organizations gave money, goods, and services to the tournament. New this year was the Harps Food Pavilion, sponsored by the new Harps Foods. Without these sponsors, the event would not have been possible. More importantly, many students will benefit from scholarships essential to completing their education at BRTC.
“It is always rewarding to see the large crowds supporting this event,” said Kelly Rose, BRTC Foundation Chair and Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager for Regional Banking of IBERABANK. “From sponsors to volunteers to participants, support for the event was remarkable. The BRTC Foundation is humbled by the support of our partners and community as we seek to continue our support of the BRTC mission. Thanks to all for making the event a fun and successful day.”