Golfers Raise Scholarship Dollars for Concord Students

For Immediate Release: 
Jun 09 2005

Golfers Raise Scholarship Dollars for Concord Students

Pipestem, W.Va. – Nearly 100 golfers joined Homer Ball and the Concord University Foundation to raise dollars for student scholarships at Pipestem Resort State Park on Friday, June 10. The sun sparkled through the fog for a beautiful day on the greens, with only a brief but drenching rain.

This was the 17th annual golf tournament, which typically raises around $10,000 in scholarship dollars, contributing to a scholarship program that ranks among the best in West Virginia public colleges.

The top three foursomes for the tournament were: Charlie Knowles, Brian Dais, Jeff Boyles and Jeff Bishop; Forrest Roles, John Norton, Erin Boggs and Christian Brand; and Vic Larese, Herman St.Clair, Chris Woolwine and Jerry Whittington.

Others who played included: Rick Kendrick, John Lovern and Rodney Hurst; Dave Klingensmith and Harold Blevins; Randy Keaton, John Ferguson, John Seago and Mac McKinney; Bill Draper, Danny Taylor and Dale Carter; George Keatley and James "Dobber" McCabe; Tim Arnold, Sam Christie, Ken Collis and Bill Horne; Bill Baker, Ned Payne, Emmett Pugh and Wayne Davis; Fred Tipper, Andrew Hudson, Doug Ernest and Gary Turner; Jim Miller, Mike Ankrum, Jim Vargo and Ben Gay; Charlie Mathena, Bryan Staton, Dickie Roberts and John Johnson; Dan Withers, Tom Pennington, Michael Sheets and Chad Sheets; Bill Hopkins, Gary Mills, Eric Hopkins and Robert Edwards; Pat Smith, James Topping, Roger Topping and Keith Buchanan; Ted Boggess, David Knight, Tim Boggess and Chris Canterbury; Frank Wilkinson, Ronnie Hypes, Bill Albert and Randy Price; Tom Giffen, Ward Perry, Bruce Sparks and Philip Sparks; Jay McClung, Tim McClung, Danny Lanier and Bill Snyder; Homer Ball, Dan Zirkle, Phillip Ball and Greg Ball; Dave Langford, Dave Ransom, Mark Holliday and Greg Shay; Jim White, Mike Ramey, Keith Schleicher and Chris Plaushin; and Steve Baldwin, Bob Wanko, Bruce Rosenberger and Mike Keatley.

No one won the $15,000 cash prize for a hole-in-one on the eighth hole according to monitors Doug Machesney and Bart Harvey.

Mike Ramey won the grand prize, which was a two-night stay at The Greenbrier. Aramark provided lunch for the tournament.

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PHOTO: Pictured are Mike Ramey, winner of the grand prize and Homer Ball, for whom the tournament is named.