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24th Annual Ford Mays Liberty Athletics Golf Tournament Recap

June 25, 2014  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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24th Annual Ford Mays Liberty Athletics Golf Tournament Recap

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