The 26th Annual Ford Mays Liberty University Athletics Golf Tournament was successfully contested at London Downs Golf Club in Forest, Va., on June 3. A record total of 232 golfers battled for prizes in morning and afternoon flights. There were 28 teams that played in the morning and 30 in the afternoon, resulting in a sell out for this year's event.
The winning team from Runk & Pratt was captained by Brian Runk. He was partnered with Bradley Robertson, Bill Robertson and Chris Runk. Their team carded a 49 (23-under par).
All 58 teams were awarded prizes on the day. In addition, more than 30 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 Nike Dri-fit golf polo, Nike hat, tournament golf balls, coupons and promotional items supplied by sponsors.
Sponsorship support for this event continues to grow, as a record number 75 businesses sponsored the tournament at various levels this year. The date for the 27th Annual Liberty University Athletics Golf Tournament has been tentatively set for June 9, 2017.
Previous Winners 2016 (49): Brian Runk, Chris Runk, Bill Robertson, Bradley Robertson 2015 (53): Brian Runk, Chris Runk, Bill Robertson, Bradley Robertson 2014 (49): Robertson Auto Sales – Colton King, Warren Otey, Bill Robertson, Bradley Robertson 2013 (48): Robertson Auto Sales - Brad Cassidy, Warren Otey, Bill Robertson, Bradley Robertson 2012 (51): Robertson Auto Sales - Warren Otey, Bill Robertson, William Robertson, John Thompson 2011 (49): Phil Ayers, Austin Inman, Joey Phillips, Elmer Towns 2010 (53): Universal T's – Jeff Alder, Ed Barnhouse, Brian Betham, Jeremiah Colling 2009 (53): Mail America: Gerald Basham, Mickey Moore, Phil Ore, Stanley Ore 2008 (51): Home Towne Mortgage – Zach Bauchou, Ron Boyer, Frank Landrey, Danny Wilson 2007 (52): Universal T's – Ed Barnhouse, Brian Betham, Jeremiah Colling, Erik Sorenson 2006 (55): Jim Borland, Frank Landrey, Jim Shaner, Russell Tyree
Title Sponsor Ford Mays Wealth Management
Major Sponsors Universal T's LAIT Consulting Liberty University Bookstore/Barnes & Noble Liberty University Information Services McGraw-Hill NetApp Coca-Cola Tutor.com ServiceNow
Sponsors Adaptive Communication BG Ad Group Carter Bank & Trust Cengage Learning Civitas Coca-Cola Enterprise Flower's Baking Co. Ford Mays Wealth Management Foster Fuels General Cable IES Communications Liberty University IS LU Bookstore Lynchburg Ready Mix Mabry Automotive Group Market at Main Mythics Onsiteview.com Runk & Pratt Scott's Mulch & More Tek Systems The Dolan Group The Vue TicketReturn Universal T's VEC/Panduit WSET-ABC 13
Tee-Fairway Sponsors Adaptive Communications BG Ad Group Carter Bank & Trust Cengage Learning Coca-Cola Comcast Ed2Go Enterprise Event Staffing Inc. Ford Mays Wealth Management Foster Fuels Guidestone Investments IES Communications Image Brite Jersey Mike's Liberty University IS LU Bookstore Lynchburg Ready Mix Mabry Automotive Group Mythics Onsiteview.com Pryotecnico Runk & Pratt Scott's Mulch & More Tek Systems The Dolan Group The Vue TicketReturn WSET-ABC 13
Green Sponsors Chestnut Hill Bakery Commonwealth Games Fellowship of Christian Athletes Flames Club Foster Electric Lawrence Perry & Associates Learfield Licensing Partners Lynchburg Hillcats Northwestern Mutual Play It Again Sports Sanders Family Photobooth Star City Communications Success Promotions SunTrust United Rentals Vision Marketing Zaxby's