ABINGDON, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Department of Athletics held the 11th Annual I-HEY Golf Tournament at Glenrochie Country Club in Abingdon on Friday, May 11. Over $27,000 was raised at the event with 128 golfers participating.
Branch & Associates served as the title sponsor of the event for the fifth-straight year, while Scyphers & Austin Law Firm, J.A. Street, and Apogee, Inc. sponsored the awards luncheon. Food Country, USA sponsored the breakfast, while Hampton Inn sponsored the 50/50 Raffle.
For the fourth consecutive year, the field was split into two flights, Blue and Gold, and a first and second place trophy was given for each flight. The team of Ron Bales, Larry Bales, Chad Bales, and Hunter Green shot a 53 to take home first place trophies for the Blue Flight. Second place, with a score of 56, went to Joe Waters II, J.W. Wiser, Dr. Chad Westfall, and Alex Gibson.
In the Gold Flight, Brent Dyson, Ryan Meador, Keith Fenner, and Brian Baker took home the first place trophies with a score of 56. The foursome of Steve Hagy, Chad Hagy, Bill Hurley, and Joey Blankenship walked away with the second place prize with a 58.
Other award winners included Will Woodward winning the Longest Drive, Danny Adkins winning the Closest to the Pin, and Dave Rhea winning the Longest Putt. Each of these players won two free rounds of golf at Glenrochie Country Club.
I-HEY is the official fundraising arm of Emory & Henry College's athletic department. For more than 65 years, alumni and friends have supported athletic programs at E&H by joining I-HEY (I Help Every Year). Contributions help teams purchase equipment and pay for travel to and from competition. Gifts earmarked to I-HEY or to any one of the Wasps' 22 intercollegiate athletic teams help young men and women become leaders on the field and court as well as in the classroom.
Thank you to the following sponsors:
|Branch & Associates Inc.||Food Country USA|
|Apogee Inc.||JA Street|
|Team Sports Outfitters||W. Ron Fowler|
|Red Oak Construction||Hampton Inn|
|Goodman Jewelers||Sid Smith|
|Winton Lackey||Harris Office Furniture|
|Washington County Moose Lodge||Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems|
|Dr. Todd Hannula||AZ Office Furniture|
|RRMM Architects||Glade Pharmacy|
|Agee Inc.||Judge Shelton, Rhea Shelton, and Don Youell|
|Wally Nelson||Hutton Electric|
|Sodexo||Scyphers & Austin Law Firm|
|Steve Walker||Moon Gibbs|