BC Hosts Richmond Charity Golf Event
Rams host the the first-ever golf tournament event in Richmond, Virginia at the Stonehenge Country Club.
Sports Information Department BC
June 29, 2011
Sports Information Department
June 27, 2011
Richmond, Virginia was the site of the first of two Bluefield College Athletics Annual Golf Scramble for the 2011 Summer on the beautiful links of Stonehenge Country Club.
Players at the driving range
For the first time, Bluefield College hosted the tournament outside of the Bluefield community in order welcome new players and expose the newest developments to the Rams Athletics Department for 2011. With popularity growing throughout the state of Virginia, it was only fitting for the Rams to provide an avenue for past alumni, friends and family of the college and state-wide fans of college athletics to take part in the friendly event.
The twelve-team pool consisted of several local individuals within the Richmond area, others from around Virginia, and several BC coaches who integrated themselves into several of the groups.
First Place team alongside Football Staff
The annual charity tournament is designed to raise money and awareness to help provide athletic scholarships to college athletes at Bluefield College. Furthermore, the event helps to connect coaches with other former players and alumni who can assist in the expansion of Bluefield Athletics not only in Virginia, but also across the country.
Several prizes were awarded at this year's Richmond event, including "closest to the pin", "farthest drive" and 1st-3rd place team finishes (lowest overall score). The lowest 18-hole team score was 57, good enough for -15 under par. The team consisted of David Bailey, Larry Slagle, Tom Pappalardo and Steve Hughes.
Birdie attempt on Hole 9
The Stonehenge Country Club, a members-only private course, offered an open, inviting 1st nine holes, but got much more difficult on the back 9 for the players on Monday afternoon. The scenic course also challenged players with several areas with water, tight spaces and tough pin places.
The 4-man scramble was the first of two events for the Rams Athletics Department. The "main" event will be held at Pipestem Golf Course on August 29. The tournament is very high attended and always boasts competive play amongst in pool of players.
There are still a few team spots open to take part. For more information, you may contact Annette Tabor .
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