CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – In near perfect symbolism, 25 teams gathered to play golf Monday afternoon at the Campbellsville Country Club to raise funds for Campbellsville University's 25 sports teams. And yes, the student-athletes were winners.
The 13th annual Big Maroon Club Golf Classic brought in more than $19,000 for the Big Maroon Club, the fundraising arm for CU athletics. Golfers also donated to CU's Coaches to Costa Rica Mission Trip, which will take place in July.
"The More Than a Game emphasis was on full display today as 100 participants showed their love for Tiger and Lady Tiger athletics," said Jason England, assistant director of the Big Maroon Club and scramble organizer. "Each player today understands the life impact that is being generated through each of our programs. It was great to see student-athletes, coaches and major donors getting to know each other on a personal level that is what CU is all about. I am very thankful for each of the participants' support for Campbellsville University athletics. The 25 teams participating love investing in our student-atheltes."
Student-athletes were not only winners through the generous donations of supporters, but on the course.
Freshman women's golfer Cassidy Scantland teamed up with team Taylor County Bank (Henry Lee, Brad Lauer and Jerry Warren) to shoot -22 (50) without a handicap in the scramble. Lanny Parrott, Steve Beard, Richard Murrell and E.G. Brown also shot 50 after adding a -2 handicap to their -20 score, but Team Taylor County Bank won the playoff with the better score on the back nine.
The win comes less than two weeks after Scantland's Mid-South Conference championship, her sixth win of the 2013-14 season, and two weeks before she leaves for the NAIA Championships in Nebraska.
Prizes went to teams which finished first, eighth, 16th and 24th (next to last) in the golf scramble.
Citizen's Bank & Trust team members Mike Cassell, Terri Cassell, Jim Ward and Jamie Rose finished eighth with a score of 58. Sixteenth place went to David Allen Newton, Rick Newton, J Paul Newton and Rob Westbrook, while the 24th place finishers were a mixed team of CU supporters: Butch Wheatley, Christi Tolson, George Mapes and Jordan Alves.
The Big Maroon Club Golf Classic is one of several annual fundraisers started by former BMC Director Chuck Vaughn, which is continued on under current BMC Director Ted Taylor and England.
The next event will be the "More Than A Game" Fundraiser and Auction on Thursday, Aug. 7 in Winters Dining Hall. Tickets are available for $25 with the silent auction beginning at 5 p.m. EDT and dinner being served at 6 p.m. An online auction will begin July 15.