Golf Classic Raises $26,000 for Scholarships

May 29, 2018

The Athens State University Alumni Association hosted the 27th Annual Golf Classic, presented by Athens Creekside Drugs, on May 19. The event, held at Canebrake Club in Athens, raised over $26,000 for student scholarships. The generosity of golfers, donors, and volunteers helped fund student scholarships ranging in amount from $1,500-$4,000 annually.

Prizes were awarded for the following:

  • 1st Place Championship Flight – First National Bank (Russ Mitchell, David Hyman, and Charlie Cook)
  • 1st Place First Flight – Athens Creekside Drugs (Mike McCoy, Danny Crawford, Rick Mould, Don Bowling)
  • 2nd Place Championship Flight – Bank Independent (Jack Bauer, Spain Reese, Mike Medlen, and Scott Smith)
  • 2nd Place First Flight – Athens Primary Care Associates (Tracy Ingle, Marvin Barkley, Jackie Burgreen, and Jason Murphree)
  • Men’s Closest to the Pin: David Brown
  • Women’s Closest to the Pin: Linda Ekstrom
  • Men’s Longest Drive: Russ Mitchell
  • Women’s Longest Drive: Linda Ekstrom

The 2017-2018 golf scholarship recipients were Jacey (Elementary Education), Stephanie (Health and Wellness), Gregory (Biology/Education), Dustin (Mathematics), Megan (Early Childhood Education), Becky (Special Education K-6), Alexandria (Biology), Brady (History), Cristin (Elementary Education), Landon (Physical Education), Bayley (Elementary Education), Brett (Social Science/Education), Bailey (Elementary Education), and Amber (Health and Wellness).