Coquese's Drive for Women's Resource Center raises record $26,549

September 01, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- One hundred eighteen golfers hit the links at the Penn State Blue Course for the Fourth Annual Coquese's Drive for the Women's Resource Center, hosted by Lady Lion head coach Coquese Washington on Aug. 26. The event was capped off with the presentation of a check for a record $26,549.25 from Washington to Centre County Women's Resource Center (CCWRC) director Anne Ard. The record-breaking day also featured a hole in one on #14 by Kim Filkins on her very first swing of the tournament.

The team of Greg Maffo, Mike Seidel, James Kohler and Thomas Deter won first place on in the open division with an 18-under par 53, while Alice Clark, Barbara Snow, Karen Taphorn and Kim Filkins claimed top prize in the women's division with a 10-under par 62. Second place in the open division went to Jerry Fisher, Linda Haft, Al Lucas and Justin Ondik. Second place in the women's division went to Jeanie Andrews, Karen Krupa, Sue Cromwell and Joan Ritchie. Greg Ferguson (#4), Curt Omiecinski (#8), Kim Filkins (#14) and Steve Moyer (#17) each won closest to the pin prizes, while Justin Ondik and Kris Petersen claimed the men's and women's longest drives, respectively.

Next year's Coquese's Drive date will be announced in the future. For more information on Coquese's Drive for the Women's Resource Center, visit

The Centre County Women's Resource Center provides services for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence. Counselor/Advocates are available 24 hours a day. There is no cost involved and all services are private.

The CCWRC provided services for 1,300 people last year in Centre County. Domestic and sexual violence happens to millions of people every year; from every religion, race, and economic class, in rural areas and cities, those with a college degree and in elementary school. Domestic and Sexual Violence effects someone you know!

Lady Lion Basketball season tickets are available by calling 814-867-2557. Season tickets are $117 for adults, $52 for youth and $91 for seniors. The PNC Flex Books are available again this year for $99. The Flex Book gives fans 10 vouchers that can be redeemed for Nittany Lion and Lady Lion Basketball tickets in any combination.

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Last Updated May 17, 2012