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Liberty Athletics Concludes Successful Chick-Fil-A Athletics Golf Tournament

June 23, 2006
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Liberty Athletics Concludes Successful Chick-Fil-A Athletics Golf Tournament

The 16th Annual Chick-fil-A Liberty University Athletics Golf Tournament was successfully contested at London Downs Golf Club in Forest, Va., on June 16. A sold-out group of 120 golfers battled for prizes in four flights.

The winning team was captained by former LU golf coach Frank Landry. His team of Jim Borland, Jim Shaner and Zack Bauchou tied for the lead at 17-under on the day and then won a card match playoff to capture the title.

The second-place Universal T's team of Brian Betham, Ed Barnhouse, LU soccer coach Jeff Alder and Dan Taylor carded an identical 17-under score.

Skill prizes were contested for longest putt, two longest drives and four closest to the pin on each par three. Hole-in-one prizes were offered on all the par three holes, but no one cashed in on the major prizes. The prime prize offered was a Chick-fil-A Odyssey two-ball putter valued at more than $175 which was won by Lee Beaumont who nailed a 29-foot, double-breaking putt on the 18th hole.

Four flights were awarded prizes on the day with a total of 11 team winners crowned. In addition, more than 45 golfers who purchased the mulligan package received door prizes supplied by Lynchburg area businesses that ranged from dinners at quality dining establishments to golf equipment and Liberty logo merchandise. Every participant received a substantial gift bag which included a Liberty golf shirt and Callaway golf balls among other gifts supplied by sponsors.

Sponsorship support for the event was unsurpassed in previous events, beginning with the involvement of Chick-fil-A (title), Panera Bread (presenting/practice tee), UBS Financial (ball), L.A. Communications (shirt) and LU Dining (drinks), which were all major sponsors. In addition, all available sponsorship opportunities were sold to partners of Liberty University Athletics.

"A lot of people worked very hard to plan and direct this event," said tournament director Kevin Keys, LU Assistant AD-External Affairs. "We wanted this event to be a great experience for each and every golfer who participated. This is going to become the golfing event that golfers look forward to playing in the most each season, which was our goal when we brought this event back under University control this year. We believe we set the tone and went a long way toward that goal in our inaugural tournament."

"We already have sponsors and participants asking about next year. The comments have been very positive. Our staff and volunteers hit a homerun with the experience enjoyed by the participants."

The date for the 17th Annual Chick-fil-A Liberty University Athletics Golf Tournament has been tentatively set for June 15, 2007.

Participant Comments
 
"This was the best run tournament I have participated in"
 

"Loved the drinks on every hole…friendly people driving around checking up on us"

 

"Very well organized…vendor support help was very friendly…the course was in

great shape"
 

"People involved were very friendly…sponsors were great…having drinks on the course was the best I have ever seen"

 
"One of the best tournaments I have played in overall"
 

"Every aspect was positive…very enjoyable experience…plenty of refreshments"

 
Tournament Committee
Kevin Keys – Tournament Administrator
Heather Mitchell – Tournament Administrator
Leanne Long – Tournament Administrative Assistant
Bob Good – Executive Director of Flames Club
 

Jeff Alder – LU Soccer Coach

Brian Betham – Universal T's

Robb Egel - Entrepreneur

Mickey Guridy – LU Associate AD

Jeff Helgeson – Executive Financial Services, City Council

Roy Jones – Jerry Falwell Ministries

Frank Landry – Former LU Golf Coach, Author

Josh Oppenheimer – Prototype Advertising

Josh Stamm – UBS Financial Services

Jeff Thomas – LU Golf Coach

 
Title Sponsor
Chick-fil-A @ Wards Road
 
Major Sponsors
Panera Bread
UBS Financial

L.A. Communications

LU Dining/Sodhexo
 
Sponsors

Dawson Ford Garbee Realtors

Harmony Homes & Land
McBride Signs

Morgantown Printing

TPS Displays
Universal T's

Western Virginia Education Classic

 

Tee-Fairway Sponsors

Bison Printing

Chick-fil-A @ Wards Road

Dawson Ford Garbee Realtors

Extended Stay America
Harmony Homes & Land

L.A. Communications

McBride Sign Company

Morgantown Printing & Binding

Northstar Marketing Group
Panera Bread
Raven Corporation
Seckman Printing
TPS Displays
UBS Financial Services
Universal T's
Wachovia Securities
Wingate Inn
Western Virginia Education Classic
 
Green Sponsors
Branscome Paving

Chick-fil-A @ Wards Road

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Flames Club
Kidz Jump
Kodiak Shredding

L.A. Communications

LU Board of Regents
LU Bookstore

Lynchburg Hillcats Baseball

McBride Signs
McDonald's
Panera Bread
TPS Displays
UBS Financial Services
Wachovia Bank
 
Participants
 
Jeff Alder       
Jim Alexander
Don Ash
Jeff Barber
Joe Barney
Ed Barnhouse
John Barrick
Jerry Bartley
Zachery Bauchou
Lee Beaumont
Anthony Beckles
Brian Betham
Andy Bitter
Steve Blosser
James Borland
David Branscome, Jr.
David Branscome, Sr.
Ryan Browley

Chad Brown

Kevin Brown
Cley Bullock
Doug Bunk

Wilton Burges

Chris Burnley
Louis Cambeletta
David Capps
Mark Chittenden
Bill Crowder
Dave Crowder
Rob Crowder
Mickey Dail
James Dalton
Peter Davis
Robbie Dawson
Rod Dempsey
Randy Dunton
Jason Eaker
Deryl Edwards
Grayson Edwards
Robb Egel
Bryan Evans
Jonathan Falwell
Tim Floyd
Chuck Fulkinberry
Rich Frakes
Leo George, Jr.
Marty Gibson
Carey Green
Bill Gribbin
Steve Griffin
John Griffith
Dan Grooms
John Gunnoe
Paul Heckman
Charlie Hesse
Frank Hickson
David Hill
Tim Hill
Drew Howard
Marc Hoy
Kenny Inman
Tony Jennings
Chris Johnson
D.R. Jones
Roy Jones
Wayne Kompelien
Joel Kramer
Bob Lanyon
Frank Landrey
Bryan Lightner
Jay Lontz
Bill Lowden
Edde Loyd
John Loyd
Brian MacDougall
Richard Martin
Tommy Maupin
Ellen Mayes
Scott McBride
Tony McBride
Mickey McCabe
Sammy Mitchell
Barry Moore
Mickey Moore
Todd Moore
Alec Morrisette
Bill Mullen
Kerri Ogden-Wright
Josh Oppenheimer
Ken Pate
Steve Peterson
Shane Pinder
John Poole
Joe Pouliot
John Rice
Kevin Rawls
Reggie Reynolds
Marshall Roberts
Grant Rost
Matt Royer
Michael Rudich
Jason Schonfelder
Len Scoggins
Neal Sears
Jim Shaner
Dean Short
Josh Stamm
Mark Stubstad
Peter Sundheim
Dan Taylor
Jeff Thomas
Randy Tomlin
Robert Trent
Donny Turner
Danny Wenger
Stephen Willis

Chad Wilt

Branson Woodard