The 24th Annual Ford Mays Liberty University Athletics Golf Tournament was successfully contested at London Downs Golf Club in Forest, Va., on June 6. A record total of 228 golfers battled for prizes in morning and afternoon flights. There were 29 teams that played in the morning and 28 in the afternoon, which was sold out.
The winning team from Robertson Auto Sales was captained by Bill Robertson. He was partnered with Bradley Robertson, Warren Otey and Colton King. Their team carded a 49 (23-under par), which was one stroke more than their winning score from 2013. This family team has now won three consecutive years (2012, 51) to move ahead of the Universal T's teams in the all-time listings; that team has won two team titles (2007, 52 and 2010, 53) and placed second this year (52). The team was captained by Brian Betham and included John Bathe, Keith Payne and Troy Temple.
The third-place team (52) was Carter Bank and Trust which fell to third on a card-match tie-breaker. The squad was captained by Ernest Carter and included Steve Smith, Wright Garrett and Doug Kendrick. All four winners in the top flight came from the afternoon competition.
The top score from the morning flight (54) came from the LU Alumni team which was captained by Tyler Falwell and included Parker McKoy, Tim John and Jeremy Boles.
Skill prizes were awarded for two longest putts, one longest/straightest drive, four longest drives on each par five and four closest to the pins on each par three.
Four flights were awarded prizes on the day with a total of 12 team winners crowned. In addition, more than 50 golfers received door prizes (supplied by Lynchburg area businesses) for such things as dinners at quality dining establishments, golf equipment, hotel packages and Liberty apparel. Every participant received a substantial gift bag which included a Liberty golf polo, tournament golf balls, gift certificates and coupons supplied by sponsors.
Sponsorship support for this event continues to grow each year. Major sponsors included Ford Mays Wealth Management (title), McGraw-Hill (ball), Pepsi (drinks), Tutor.com (driving range), LU Bookstore (shirt), Branch & Associates (hole-in-one), Flowers Baking Company-Lynchburg (bag drop), and Carter Bank and Trust (cart sponsors).
Proceeds from the Ford Mays Liberty University Athletics Golf Tournament are used to finance special projects within the athletics department. Proceeds from the 2006 and 2007 tournaments were used to install points-fouls boards at the Vines Center. Proceeds from the 2008 tournament went toward the conversion of the scoreboard system in the arena to fully wireless and the 2009 funds helped purchase the 38-foot floor video board at the Vines Center. Proceeds from 2010 and 2011 helped with the Osborne Stadium video board. Proceeds from the 2012 and 2013 tournaments helped provide equipment to enhance the fan experience at the new Liberty baseball Stadium.
The date for the 25th Annual Liberty University Athletics Golf Tournament has been tentatively set for June 5, 2015.
2014 Tournament Winners: First Flight, First Place (49): Bill Robertson, Bradley Robertson, Warren Otey, Colton King First Flight, Second Place (52): John Bathe, Keith Payne, Troy Temple, Brian Betham First Flight, Third Place (52): Doug Kendrick, Wright Garrett, Steve Smith, Ernest Carter First Flight, Fourth Place (53): Dale Homar, Steve Brisson, Justin Spier, Kevin Grice Second Flight, First Place (58): Kevin Fretz, Josh Oppenheimer, Jeff Thomas, Brian Kidd Second Flight, Second Place (59): Don Ash, Joe Ash, Matt Panzer, Ben ash Second Flight, Third Place (59): Brian Runk, Chris Runk, Kenny Goodman, Matt Olinger Third Flight, First Place (63): Luke Towles, Tim Holt, Andre McDaniel, Brett Clubb Third Flight, Second Place (63): Jonathon Cruz, Taylor Chelland, Bradley Shackleton, Cort Comfort Third Flight, Third Place (64): Jeff Barber, Turner Gill, Eric Fletcher, John Patterson Fourth Flight, First Place (72): Jim Barnes, John Barnhill, Tom Butler, Justin St. Clair Fourth Flight, Second Place (75): Mike Tilley, Matt Walker, Jeremy Roden, Scott Lockhart
Previous Winners 2013 (48): Robertson Auto Sales - Bill Robertson, Bradley Robertson, Warren Otey, Brad Cassidy 2012 (51): Robertson Auto Sales - Bill Robertson, William Robertson, Warren Otey, John Thompson 2011 (49): Elmer Towns, Phil Ayers, Joey Phillips, Austin Inman 2010 (53): Universal T's – Brian Betham, Ed Barnhouse, Jeremiah Colling, Jeff Alder 2009 (53): Mail America: Gerald Basham, Phil Ore, Stanley Ore, Mickey Moore 2008 (51): Home Towne Mortgage – Danny Wilson, Ron Boyer, Frank Landrey, Zach Bauchou 2007 (52): Universal T's – Brian Betham, Ed Barnhouse, Jeremiah Colling, Erik Sorenson 2006 (55): Frank Landrey, Jim Shaner, Russell Tyree, Jim Borland
Tournament Committee Kevin Keys – Tournament Administrator Jamie Glass – Tournament Director Luke Walker – Tournament Director Nathan Eller – Tournament Director Jesse Stephens – Ford Mays Wealth Management Joe Byron – Moore's Electrical & Mechanical Lee Bishop – LU Information Technology Kathy Scarborough – LU Bookstore Brandon Blankenship – Harris Office Furniture Tim Hill – Fellowship of Christian Athletes Brian Betham – Universal T's Bob Good – Assistant AD for Development, Flames Club Executive Director Mike Minyard – Associate AD for Sales and Promotions Joe Rixon- Assistant Director of Ticket Operations
Title Sponsor Ford Mays Wealth Management
Major Sponsors Branch & Associates Carter Bank & Trust Flowers Baking Company-Lynchburg LU Bookstore/Barnes & Noble McGraw-Hill Pepsi Tutor.com
Sponsors Aruba Networks Bojangles Chick-fil-A Cisco Collinsville Printing Domino's Pizza Fishnet Securities Harris Office Furniture Lawrence Perry & Associates McBride Sign Company Microsoft Moore's Electrical & Mechanical Mythics. Inc. Panera Bread Runk & Pratt SLAIT Consulting Sonny Merryman Thomas Road Baptist Church Universal T's Wingate Hotel WSET-TV ABC 13
Tee-Fairway Sponsors Appomattox Glass Aruba Networks Bojangles Branch & Associates, Inc. Carter Bank & Trust Domino's Pizza Flowers Baking Company-Lynchburg Ford Mays Wealth Management Harris Office Furniture Hobbs & Associates Lawrence Perry & Associates LU Bookstore/Barnes & Noble McBride Sign Company McGraw-Hill Morgantown Printing Moore's Electrical & Mechanical Panera Bread Pepsi Runk & Pratt SLAIT Consulting Sonny Merryman Thomas Road Baptist Church Tutor.com United Rentals Universal T's Wingate WSET-TV ABC 13
Green Sponsors Chestnut Hill Bakery Fellowship of Christian Athletes Flames Club Licensing Resource Group Lynchburg Hillcats
Skill Prize Sponsors Astroturf Branch & Associates Liberty Flames Macado's Pepsi Wingate by Wyndham Flight Prize Sponsors Ashley Plantation Golf Club Carol's Place Chick-fil-A Hat Creek Golf Course Ivy Hills Golf Club Liberty Athletics London Downs Golf Club LU Bookstore/Barnes & Noble Lynchburg Hillcats Panera Bread Poplar Forest Golf Course Macado's Taco Bell WalMart Westlake Golf & CC
Door Prize Sponsors Applebee's Biscuitville Buffalo Wild Wings Cinemark Movies 10 Courtyard by Marriott Golden Corral Great Clips Hibachi Buffet LaCarretta LaVilla Express Liberty Athletics Liberty Baseball Liberty Bookstore Light Chiropractic Logan's Roadhouse LU Bookstore/Barnes & Noble Market at Main Moe's O'Kelly's Pok-E-Joe's Ruby Tuesday Texas Roadhouse Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Gift Bag Contributors Biscuitville Dickey's BBQ Liberty Flames Athletics LU Bookstore/Barnes & Noble LU Student Recruitment Carter Bank & Trust Taco Bell Jersey Mike's Virginia Electronic Components Universal T's McGraw-Hill
Team Sponsors AA Portable Storage Aruba ATHOC, Inc. Bojangles Branch & Associates, Inc. Brown's Heating and Air Carter Bank and Trust Chick-fil-A Wards Road Cisco Cobb Technologies Collinsville Printing Daktronics Eloyalty FedEx Fishnet Securities Flames Club Flowers Baking Company-Lynchburg Ford Mays Wealth Management Harris Office Furniture Hobbs and Associates Huff, Stuart & Carlton Intelligent Access Systems Lawrence Perry & Associates LU Alumni Relations LU Bookstore/Barnes & Noble LU Information Technology LU Marketing Lumos Networks McGraw-Hill Microsoft Moore's Electrical & Mechanical Morgantown Printing Mythics, Inc. Panduit Corporation Panera Bread Pepsi Robertson Auto Sales Runk & Pratt Salem Web Network SLAIT Consulting Sonny Merryman Southern Air Southern Refrigeration Thomas Road Baptist Church Tutor.com Universal T's Valley Bank Wells Fargo Bank WSET-TV ABC 13 Participants Jeff Alder Kelly Alderman Luke Andrews Ben Anfindsen Ted Arthur Tyler Arthur Mike Arthur Ben Ash Don Ash Joe Ash Caleb Atkins Brian Baker Justin Ballengee Jeff Barber Jim Barnes John Barnhill John Bathe John Bathe Steve Beckner Kris Becraft Bryan Beeman Joel Bengds Jeff Benson Sam Berryhill Brian Betham John Biglar Chales Billingsley Randy Blake Brandon Blankenship Charlie Bocklet Jeremy Boles Josh Bookbinder Steve Brisson Scott Bullman Tom Butler Joe Byron Brad Campbell Richard Carlton Ernest Carter Ed Carton Mike Cassada Taylor Chelland Kevin Clark Brett Clubb Jeff Cohen John Coleman Kris Coleman Keith Collins John Colonna Cort Comfort Joe Cox Mike Craghead Jonathan Cruz Joe Dailey Kim Davis Kevin Dean Kyle DeArmon Dan Deter Carl Dewitt David Diamond Greg Duncan Jamie English Joe Eskridge Brandon Evans Tyler Falwell David Farris Ricky Fields Travis Fields Eric Fletcher Jamal Fobbs Josh Frejosky Kevin Fretz Wright Garrett John Gauger Mike Gerringer Antonio Gilbert Turner Gill Donnie Glass Steve Glass Michael Golden Bob Good Joe Goude Greg Graham Ian Gray Kevin Grice Steve Griffin Jon Grimm Rob Hackemeyer Mark Haley Michael Hamlar Chris Hara Craig Hara David Harper Robbie Harris Jody Hobbs Ryan Holloway Tim Holt Dale Homar Scott Howe Aaron Hudnall Brian Hufhand Rick Hughes JW Isenhour Brent Jenkins Tim John Roger Johnson Doug Kendrick Brian Kidd Tom Killian Colton King Eric Klinger Dale Layer Bob Lee Richard Lee Matthew Lewis Jared Lilly Scott Lockhart Chris Long Andy Lucy Brandon Lupo Edgard Luz Jose Magallanes Steve Marks Joe Marshall Brad Mauldin Jason Maxes Mike Mays Andre McDaniel Johnny McFadden Mike McFaden Parker McKoy Timothy Mickles Elliot Miller Jane Missel Dale Moats Donnie Morcom Jerry Morcom Mike Musgrave Riad Muwakki Will Myers Jeremy Neidtch Matt Novak Dustin Olin Josh Oppenheimer Warren Otey Scott Overton Early Page Matt Panzer Bill Parker Vida Parker John Patterson Keith Payne Jeff Perry Rob Person Steve Peterson Tim Preusser Earl Prince Josh Rice Dot Richardson Mike Roberts Bill Robertson Bradly Robertson Greg Robertson Jeremy Roden Tom Ross Glen Rush Don Rust Heather Schmidt Jason Schwefel Mark Sette Bradley Shackleton Mark Shepherd Adam Shurr John Simmons Ian Smith Steve Smith Mike Sparer Scott Spear Jay Spencer Justin Spier Justin St. Clair Ben Stallard Aaron Stamm Scott Stanley Ron Steele Jesse Stephens Debbi Stirling Tim Stirling Chris Szajna Alex Tasker Perry Tate Juan Taylor Troy Temple Jamie Terry Jeff Thomas Mike Tilley Luke Towles Jerry Truax Caleb Vanderperne Pavel Vasioutovitch Steve Vaughan Justin Victor Anthony Vorce Matt Walker John Weeks Jerry Wetzel Dustin Williams Chris Wilson Robert Wimberly John Winnenberg Jeff Witt Adam Wittcop Kenny Wood Corey Wright Chuck Yarnell Ben Young Josh Zealand Matt Zealand
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