It was a beautiful day at Riverside Country Club for the 15th Annual Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, June 10. Twenty-four teams from across the region enjoyed great weather and hospitality throughout the day. The event raised over $5,000 for the Foundation. The proceeds will help the Foundation make future equipment purchases and improvements at Wright Memorial Hospital.
"I want to say thank you to all of the businesses, community members, and volunteers who supported this year's tournament," said David Bain, Foundation Development Officer at Wright Memorial Hospital. "The Riverside course was in great shape, the weather was beautiful, the breakfast and lunch catered by Hy-Vee were great, and the funds raised will really help support our local hospital. Thanks again for the community support and we hope to have everyone back next year, along with some new teams and sponsors."
The team from North Central Missouri College took home Championship Flight honors with a score of 52. The team members included Lathan Croy, Nate Swann, and Ryan Suttenfield. Second place in the Championship Flight, with a score of 53, was Team Fries, with a team of Josh Bushkofsky, Evan Fries, and Bill Fries. Gary and Joyce Schuett won the A-Flight with a score of 64. Second place in the A-Flight, also with a score of 64, but losing the handicap tie-breaker, was Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri, with team members Cody Bird, Rick Klinginsmith, and Dwayne Slater.
Various challenges were held throughout the course. The Longest Drive on hole #1 belonged to Brandon Albrecht (men), and Robin Knowles (women). Closest to the Gorilla Statue on hole #4 was Joe Rongey. The Longest Putt on hole #6 belonged to Derek Miller. Closest to the Pin on hole #9 also belonged to Derek Miller.
Written by Jordan Ferguson
Director, Marketing and Public Relations
St. Luke's Health System