Annual Blue-Gold Scramble evolves into "friend-raiser"
UNK holding the 28th annual Blue–Gold Scramble at Meadowlark Hills and Kearney Country Club, a continued effort to raise money for the general athletics scholarship fund.
In year's past, the cost of $250 per person may have swayed a few to stay away from the tournament, so the athletic department decided to drop the fees by $100.
"We made this a friend-raiser instead of a fundraiser," said senior associate athletic director Josh Jorgensen. "We want alums to always come back anytime, but we really want to make this event something they feel they can come back (and) easy to afford.
"We had a lot of buy-in from the corporate partners around town, so that always helps. But it was one of those things that we wanted full field at each course. We got that. It's great to have everyone here."
An estimated 90 golfers played at each of the two courses and the day wrapped up at Kearney's Holiday Inn for a 19th hole celebration with prizes, food, and awards.
The prizes are as follows:
Kearney Country Club
1st Place – 54 (Anderson/Baldwin/Younes/Albrecht/Adams & TBA)
2nd Place – 56 (Adelung/Mannlein/Higgins/Barney/Fred/Sheffield)
1st Place – 63 (Gallagher/Brown/Bass/Kotsiopulos/Baldwin/McKenzie)
2nd Place – 64 (Holl/Howland/Meyer/Payne/Rohde/Willis)
Hole # 1 (Longest Putt) – JP Younes
Hole # 4 (Longest Drive in Fairway) – Pam Gallagher
Hole # 5 (Longest Putt) – Jim Roark
Hole # 7 (Longest Drive) – Trevor Aden
Hole # 11 (Longest Putt) – Chad Sheffield
Hole # 13 (Shortest Drive Used) - Pam Gallagh
Hole # 18 (Longest Putt) – Marc Willis
Meadowlark Hills G.C.
1st Place – 52 (Henning/Mohrs/Koepke/Bahensky/E. Lydiatt/Buttress)
2nd Place – 54 (K. Roach/J. Roach/Hanna/Harvey/Haarberg/Wernke)
1st Place – 62 (G. Koster/L. Koster/B. Devall/E. Devall/M. Simonson/T. Simonson)
2nd Place – 62 (Own/Whittaker/Dunham/McCoy/Armagost/Bosshammer)
Hole # 1 (Longest Putt) – Stan Clouse
Hole # 2 (Longest Drive in Fairway) – Trish Simonson
Hole # 8 (Longest Putt) – Duane Svec
Hole # 10 (Longest Putt) – Lee Jacobsen
Hole # 13 (Shortest Drive Used) – Jim Weber
Hole # 14 (Closest to Water) – TJ Peterson