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20th Annual LU Golf Tourney Sets New Record

June 29, 2010  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty Director of Athletics Jeff Barber (center) was the guest putter on hole No. 3 during the afternoon flight of the 20th Annual Chick-fil-A Liberty University Athletics Golf Tournament.

Liberty Director of Athletics Jeff Barber (center) was the guest putter on hole No. 3 during the afternoon flight of the 20th Annual Chick-fil-A Liberty University Athletics Golf Tournament.

The 20th Annual Chick-fil-A Liberty University Athletics Golf Tournament was successfully contested at London Downs Golf Club in Forest, Va., on June 11. A record group of 188 golfers battled for prizes in morning and afternoon flights. There were 29 teams that played in the afternoon and 18 in the morning.

The winning team featured four gentlemen who placed second in the tournament last year. That team, sponsored by Universal T's, consisted of Brian Betham, Ed Barnhouse, Jeremiah Colling and Liberty men's soccer coach, Jeff Alder. The second - place team, consisting of Barry Moore, Bill Robertson Jr., Fred Snow and Buddy Nelson, came in close behind at 18-under. Four other teams also finished tied for that same score.

Skill prizes were awarded for longest putt, four longest drives and four closest to the pins on each par three. Also, the Mabry Automotive Group would have given the winner on number three a choice of a $25,000 car from any of its dealers, if they successfully scored a hole-in-one. There was a hole-in-one that was hit, but it was on hole No. 11.

Four flights were awarded prizes on the day with a total of 11 team winners crowned. In addition, more than 65 golfers who purchased the mulligan package 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 shirt, tournament golf balls, gift, certificates and coupons supplied by sponsors.

Sponsorship support for this event continues to grow each year. Major sponsors included Chick-fil-A Wards Road (title), Panera Bread (presenting/practice tee), Woodmen of the World (ball), LU Bookstore (shirt), Branch & Associates (cart sponsors) LU Dining/Sodexo (drinks) and the Mabry Automotive Group (hole-in-one on #3).

Proceeds from the Chick-fil-A 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 two 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.

The date for the 21stAnnual Chick-fil-A Liberty University Athletics Golf Tournament has been tentatively set for June 10, 2011.

2010 Tournament Winners:

First Flight, First Place: Brian Betham, Jeff Alder, Ed Barnhouse, Jeremiah Colling
First Flight, Second Place: Barry Moore, Bill Robertson Jr., Fred Snow, Buddy Nelson
First Flight, Third Place: Ernest Carter, Steve Smith, Wright Garrett, Doug Kendrick
First Flight, Fourth Place: Jim Gaddy, Dick Douthat, Jeremy Carrol, Davis Dowdy

Second Flight, First Place: Rob Egle, Scott Wolfe, Steve Foster, Jeff Barber
Second Flight, Second Place: Dave Crowder, Mike Crowder, John Gunnoe, Mark Humphrey
Second Flight ,Third Place: Chris Mabry, C.J. Franzelas, Mike Craig, John Gugiimetti

Third Flight, First Place: Steve Griffin, David Harper, Bryan Evans, Marty Gibson
Third Flight, Second Place: Jay Spencer, Jeff Sims, David Nemitz, David Norcross
Third Flight, Third Place: Brandon Streeter, Paul Wetmore, Jason Eaker, Chris Johnson

Fourth Flight, First Place: Mark Rash, John Campbell, Cliff Jordan, Rob Pearson
Fourth Flight, Second Place: Tom Shaver, Danny Wenger, Dave Buczek, Chris Woods

Participant Comments:

"It was a well run event; food was great and the staff were well prepared and ready to help."

"Best one yet. Love it."

"Great service. Great tournament. Well organized. Very classy."

"All staff were cordial. Very well organized with excellent opportunities for prizes. Very good value for what was paid as an entry fee. Very nice!"

"Great organization; everything was real smooth."

"I enjoyed meeting new friendly people…this was my first tournament and I enjoyed it!"

"Your team was very impressive and operated like a small, well-trained army…wonderful event."

"It was a great environment and the course was in great shape!"

"This is one of the best tournaments that I have ever been to! Great job!"

"The staff was very friendly and helpful."

Tournament Committee
Kevin Keys – Tournament Administrator
Allen Sparks – Tournament Director
Jamie Keys – Tournament Director
Bob Good – Assistant AD for Development, Executive Director of the Flames Club
Doug Wallace – Flames Club Assistant
Anna Whitehurst – Director of University Ticket Operations/Assistant AD for Ticket Operations
Joe Rixon- Assistant Director of Ticket Operations
Brian Betham – Universal T's
Josh Stamm – Merrill Lynch
Nick Kessler – Woodmen of the World
Jeremy Carrol – Woodmen of the World
Brandon Blankinship – Harris Office Furniture
Tim Hill – Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Wes Cole – Marketing Director, Chick-Fil-A Wards Rd.
Rachael Branscome – LU Athletics Marketing

Title Sponsor
Chick-fil-A @ Wards Road

Presenting Sponsor
Panera Bread

Ball Sponsor
Woodmen of the World

Major Sponsors
LU Bookstore
LU Dining
Mabry Automotive Group
Branch & Associates

Branscome Paving
Domino's Pizza
Flames Club
Harris Office Furniture
J.B. Moore Electric
McBride Signs
Merrill Lynch
Morgantown Printing
MSS Fulfillment
News& Advance
Prototype Advertising
Universal T's

Tee-Fairway Sponsors
Branch & Associates
Branscome Paving
Chick-fil-A Wards Road
Domino's Pizza
Harris Office Furniture
LU Bookstore/Barnes & Noble
LU Dining/Sodexho
Merrill Lynch
MSS Fulfillment
News & Advance
Panera Bread
Taco Bell
Universal T's
Wells Fargo Advisors
Wingate Inn
Woodmen of the World

Green Sponsors
Branch & Associates
Chick-fil-A Wards Road
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Flames Club
J.B. Moore Electric
Liberty Journal
Licensing Resource Group
LU Alumni
LU Bookstore/Barnes & Noble
LU Dining/Sodexho
Lynchburg Hillcats
Mabry Automotive Group
McBride Signs
Morgantown Printing
Panera Bread
Prototype Advertising
Sale Golf Carts
Woodmen of the World

Skill Prize Sponsors
Bowen Jewelers
Fink's Jewelers
Flames Club
Liberty Flames Athletics
Liberty Flames Football
Mabry Automotive Group
Universal T's
Wingate Hotel

Flight Prize Sponsors
Dickey's Barbeque Pit
Domino's Pizza
Extended Stay America
Hat Creek Golf Course
Lahaye Student Center
Liberty Athletics
Lynchburg Hillcats
Mariner's Landing Golf & CC
Morgantown Printing
Taco Bell
Universal T's
Westlake Golf & CC
Wintergreen Resort

Door Prize Sponsors
18 to 8
Big South Conference
China Royal
Craddock Terry Hotel
Golden Corral
Golf Mart
Liberty Dining
Liberty Flames Athletics
Lifeway Christian Bookstore
Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce
Lynchburg Hillcats
Pueblo Viejo
Red Lobster
Smoothie King
108 WYYD
Virginia Dare Cruises

Gift Bag Contributors
18 to 8
Chick Fila
Dick's Sporting Goods
Jersey Mikes Subs
Liberty Dining
Liberty Flames Ticket Office
Liberty Flames Athletics
Liberty University Bookstore
Logan's Roadhouse
Taco Bell
Texas Roadhouse
Universal T's
Woodmen of the World

AC Cooper
Barry Moore
Ben Ash
Bill Gribbin
Bill Keen
Bill Luurtsema
Bill Robinson Jr.
Bill Singleton
Bill Woodson
Bob Good
Bob Goodman
Brandon Blankinship
Brandon Osterbind
Brandon Streeter
Branson Woodard
Brett Hartly
Brian Betham
Brian Runk
Brian Wallace
Bryan Evans
Bryan Mitchell
Buddy Nelson
Caleb Atkins
Chris Casola
Chris Johnson
Chris Mabry
Chris Moore
Chris Runk
Chris St. John
Chris Woods
Chuck Mullin
CJ Franzelas
Cliff Jordan
Craig Floyd
Craig Halfman
Curtis Wood
D.H. Powell
Dale Forbes
Dale Layer
Dan Ebersold
Dan Parent
Danny Wenger
Daryl Collins
Daryl Hufton
Dave Buczek
Dave Crowder
David Branscome
David Brascome Jr.
David Carter
David Harper
David Nemitz
David Norcross
David Roberts
David Roberts
David Sciarrino
David Shields
Davis Dowdy
Dick Dodat
Dick Ivey
Don Ash
Doug Kendrick
Doug Pugh
Doug Wallace
Doyle Pumphrey
Dustin Olin
Dylan Haines
Ed Barnhouse
Edgar Barker
Elmer Towns
Ernest Carter
Frank Landry
Fred Snow
Gene Moore
George Wilson
Gerald Basham
Jack Cope
Jaime English
Jared Hagner
Jason Eaker
Jason Porter
Jay Carpenter
Jay Spencer
Jeff Alder
Jeff Barber
Jeff Sims
Jeff Thomas
Jeff White
Jeremiah Colling
Jeremy Carroll
Jerry Morcom
Jerry Nixon
Jesse Pratt
Jim Alexander
Jim Chadwell
Jim Gaddy
Jim Rufus
Joe Ash
Joey Philips
John Campbell
John Cooper
John Gerstner
John Guglimetti
John Gunnoe
Jon Cruz
Josh Rice
Josh Stamm
Justin Ballengee
Justin Terry
Justin Victor
Kenny Goodman
Kenny Pannell
Kevin Foster
Lee Hall
Linda Cocke
Mark Humphrey
Mark Rash
Mark Watkins
Marty Gibson
Matt Bennett
Matt Deloach
Michael Sciarrino
Mickey Guridy
Mickey Moore
Mike Barker
Mike Craig
Mike Crowder
Mike Heck
Mike Lewis
Mike Scranton
Mike Swaney
Mike Wilson
Misha Havey
Neil Moore
Pati Branscome
Paul Wetmore
Phil Ayers
Phil Captain
Phil John
Phil Ore
Randy Blake
Rick Kalich
Rick Wallace
RJ Goodwin
Rob Egle
Rob Hilmer
Rob Person
Robbie Dawson
Robert Marshall Jr.
Ron Blackwood
Rory Mullin
Rusty Goodwin
Scott Beebe
Scott Buckner
Scott Burton
Scott Lockhart
Scott McBride
Scott Wolfe
Shane Pinder
Stephen Willis
Steve Blosser
Steve Gandee
Steve Griffin
Steve Marks
Steve Procopio
Steve Smith
Ted Jordan
Thomas Yost
Tim John
Tim Preusser
Tim Teegarden
Todd Hodnett
Todd Moore
Tom Arnold
Tom Shaver
Tony Brown
Tony McBride
Tracey Cooper
Tyler Cobb
Tyler Falwell
Vern Godsil
Wes Cole
Wright Garrett