Eagles and birdies covered team scorecards. A ball-launching cannon — not 2020 U. S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau — fired drives in excess of 500 yards. In the spirit of Nevada, participants played poker while on the golf course. Amid all of the excitement, WNC nursing students were checking participants’ blood pressure. And there were plenty of prizes, laughs and golf stories to go around at Toiyabe Golf Club.
Yes, that was only part of another successful Golf for Education tournament presented by Western Nevada Foundation College on Friday, Sept. 24.
To raise money for student scholarships and enhance workforce training for the good of the Sierra Region, area golfers and businesses were more than happy to participate in the 22nd annual event.
When the last birdie was drained, the Carson City Toyota team of Dana Whaley, Greg Whitt, John Gleave and Rudy Schmidt were declared champions. The foursome shot a sizzling 32-under-par gross total score of 40!
Second place went to the Beverage Technologies Inc. team of Jeff Love, Keith Squires, Tyler Golden and Kenny Napoletano with a fabulous score of 43.
There were plenty of additional winners:
- Closest to the pin: Vic DeNegris
- Women’s long drive winner: Joni Taylor
- Men’s long drive winner: Mat Anderson
- Putting Contest: Trevor Halloran
- Poker Run first place: Tom Bock
- Poker Run second place: Cindy Kildow
- Carson Tahoe Hospital raffle prize: Darcy Johnson
- Tee Game Winner (Hole #15): Jason Woodbury.
Without a variety of generous sponsors and their commitment to the 2021 Golf for Education tournament, the event wouldn’t have been possible. The WNC Foundation greatly appreciates tournament sponsors: Southwest Gas, Allison MacKenzie, Classic Finishes, Greater Nevada Credit Union, Briggs Electric Inc., Carson Tahoe Health, Chick-fil-A, Dixon Golf, Dick Campagni Capital Ford, Dick Campagni Carson City Toyota, The Fox Brew Pub and Washoe Wealth Advisors; Business Team Sponsors: Amada Senior Care of Reno, Beverage Technologies Inc., Advanced Health Care of Reno, Advanced Home Health and Hospice of Reno, Mike Wood Real Estate Team, DA Davidson-Rich Concepts Investment Group, Metcalf Builders and United Federal Credit Team; Long Drive Sponsors Mark and Maria Denzler; and Tee Sponsors: Eden Home Health, Hospice and Home Care and JP Copoulos Architect.
WNC Foundation wishes to thank all participants, businesses and volunteers who took part in the Western Nevada College’s 50th Anniversary Golf for Education Tournament!