Golfers participating in the College of Business (CoB) Classic Open Benefit Golf Tournament were treated to a sunny and warm day for the event, held on September 18 at Bozeman’s Riverside Country Club.
The co-sponsors for this year’s event were Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and Cory Pulfrey, a friend of the CoB and Senior Advisor for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
The tournament began with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. One by one the golf carts filed out of the starting area towards their assigned starting holes. A few holes had special opportunities to win prizes or money. Student clubs staffed the betting hole, with proceeds going directly to the clubs, helping fund competitions and special projects. There was also a Hole in One for a cash prize. Teams started filing in to the banquet room around 4:30 p.m. and waited anxiously for the awards ceremony to see who would claim the title of tournament champions.
The team sponsored by RightNow Technologies, Devin Gray, Ben Fisher, Willie Eide and Aaron Schubert, were the winners with the lowest gross score, eking out a win over MSU Athletics. Continuing the tournament tradition, the winning players’ names were etched on the base of the prestigious traveling crystal trophy. The winners have the distinct honor of taking turns displaying the trophy at their places of business.
A number of individual and team prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, both net and gross, were also awarded following the tournament. Please see below for the list of winners.
Each year, the golf tournament provides a fun venue for CoB alumni and friends to gather for camaraderie and competition. The profits from the tournament fund student programs and scholarships. CoB student Jason Heffner was awarded the 2008 “Friends of the Classic Open Benefit Golf Tournament” scholarship, which was presented at the April 2009 awards banquet. This year, with the Scholarship Auction, $3000 was raised for scholarships alone, allowing us to give out more scholarships.
Next year’s event is tentatively slated for Friday, September 17. Contact Audrey Lee at email@example.com for more information or see the CoB website.
Gross 1st Place: Devin Gray, Ben Fisher, Willie Eide and Aaron Schubert (RightNow Technologies)
Gross 2nd Place: Peter Fields, Lindsay Payne, Sonny Holland and Rocco Perciaviavalle (MSU Athletics)
Gross 3rd Place: Adam Wrightson, Paula Anderson, Dustin Fasbender and Scott Eide (Nevada Restaurant)
Net 1st Place: Todd Williamson, Scott Holton, Kasey Harte and Ryan Bramlette (Morgan Stanley Smith Barney)
Net 2nd Place: Derek Didriksen, Kirk Scheel, Jim Demars and Tyler Nettleton (Dick Anderson Construction)
Net 3rd Place: Paul Pahut, William Schlaebitz, Neil Thomas and Keith Hamburg (Mountain West Bank)
Longest Drive (Men 0-20): Willie Eide
Longest Drive (Women 0-24): Joy Staker
Longest Drive (Men 21+): Derek Didriksen
Longest Drive (Women 25+): Monika Johnson
Closest to the Pin (Men): Scott Eide
Closest to the Pin (Women): Hope Folkvord
Thank you to our sponsors- Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Cory Pulfrey, Mountain West Bank, First Interstate Bank, Pine Cove Consulting, American Federal Savings Bank, East Main Liquor, First West Insurance, KPMG, Montana Rib and Chop House, MSU Alumni Association, RightNow Technologies and Sun Mountain.
Thank you to our Auction contributors - Bequet Confections, Big Sky Western Bank, Bridger Creek Golf Course, Downtown Bozeman Partnership, Ferraro’s Fine Italian Restaurant, First Security Bank, Hands On, Mountain West Bank, MSU Athletics, MSU President’s Office, Riverside Country Club, Sather Eye Clinic & Optical, Spire Climbing Center and Valley View Golf Club