The 21st Annual IBERIABANK/BRTC Foundation Golf Tournament had another great year with wonderful weather and raised over $47,000 to help fund BRTC student scholarships. The tournament was held on October 3 at the Rolling Hills Country Club in Pocahontas.
“We can’t thank our sponsors enough for their wonderful support,” stated Karen Liebhaber, VP of Institutional Advancement. “This is our largest fundraiser for student scholarships. We are thankful that our sponsors believe as much as we do in giving our students the opportunity for a quality education.”
Winners of the morning Championship Flight were, in 1st place, Carl Tune and Jeremy Haynes; 2nd place, Keith Sutton and Steven Southard; 3rd place, David Steimel and Jacob Thielemier. A Flight winners were, in 1st place, Kelly Scoby and Greg Ward; 2nd place, Darrell Kelley and Frank Kelley; 3rd place, Kris Pankey and Jason Steimel. B Flight winners were, in 1st place, JD Davis and Casey Sowell; 2nd place, Darrell Fears and Tom McClain; 3rd place, Matt Noles and Bob Puckett. Closest to the pin winners were Darrell Kelly, N. Ray Campbell, Jacob Thielemier, and Stephen Malone.
Winners of the afternoon Championship Flight were, in 1st place, Tommy Campbell and Raymond Jackson; 2nd place, Brett Massey and Chris Couch; 3rd place, Jade Wells and Joey Pfeffer. Winners of the A Flight were, in 1st place, Brett Liebhaber and Dr. Joe Jones; 2nd place, Carl Tune and Jeremy Haynes; 3rd place, Jeff O’Donnelland Al Pearson. Winners of B Flight were, in 1st place, Mike Richardson and Allen Baltz; 2nd place, Chris Robinson and Michael Dickson, 3rd place, Steve Schmidt and Ronnie Palmer. Closest to the pin winners were Raymond Jackson (for 2 holes), Russ Gamblin, and Jack McCord.
The scratch-off cards were a hit again this year. The winners and their prizes for the lowest score were, for 1st place, Alma Massey, a beach vacation in Okaloosa Island, Florida, compliments of Fosters on the Beach; 2nd place, Mike Richardson, an iPad, compliments of Melissa Davis; 3rd place, Brad Snyder, a Ruger American Rimfire Rifle, compliments of Jana Caldwell of Carter Realty; 4th place, Angie Caldwell, a North American Arms 22 MSC-P Mini Revolver, compliments of Quality Floors and More.
Winners and their prizes for highest score were,for 1st place, Joe James, a Hot Springs Package; 2nd place, Joey Huffman, a Bosch Cordless Drill/Driver, compliments of S-B Power Tool Company; 3rd place, Buddy Harrison, a Gaston’s White River Resort $100 gift certificate.
This event would not be possible without the help of all the volunteers including the BRTC Foundation Board members, BRTC faculty and staff, members of the BRTC President’s Leadership Council and Student Government Association, staff and board members of the Rolling Hills Country Club, and employees of IBERIABANK, Baltz Chevy-Olds, and Integrity 1st Bank.
The BRTC Foundation Golf Tournament is a primary source of scholarship funding and the largest fundraiser of the Foundation Board. The tournament consists of morning and afternoon sessions each being independent of the other and each having its own Championship, A, and B Flights. Proceeds from the event are used by the BRTC Foundation to support scholarship programs and other needs of the college.