Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni golf tournament raises more than $8,000

More than $8,000 was raised by the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society's 16th annual "Masters" Golf Tournament, held July 15 at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountaintop, Pa. The event topped last year's tournament total by more than $1,200. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Society's scholarship fund, the Student Mentor Program, Academic Excellence Awards, and other initiatives that help the students at the Wilkes-Barre campus.

More than 130 golfers took to the greens, marking one of the best turnouts in the event's history.

“We're very excited that we were able to surpass the total from last year making this the most successful year yet,” said Tom Conti, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society president. “We’d like to thank all of our golfers, volunteers, sponsors, gift donors, and Blue Ridge Trail for helping us make this event a success each year!”

The championship flight of Jack Monick, Phil Navola, Jim Miliauskas, and Chris Schuster won the Captain and Crew style tournament with a score of 57(-15) and each received a Penn State Wilkes-Barre “Masters” blazer complete with 24-karat gold-plated Penn State buttons.

Golfers also had the chance to win various hole-in-one prizes, including a car donated by Ken Pollock Autogroup, an Orlando golf vacation, $500 for Zero Restriction Apparel, and a Sea Mist vacation. Other contests during the day included closest to the pin, longest drive for men and women, and double-your-money by “holding the green.” The tournament also featured a raffle with gift certificates and prizes donated by local businesses.

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Last Updated August 08, 2011