The Converse University athletic department held their third annual golf tournament last week at the Carolina Country Club. It was a huge success for both the players and the athletic department.
This year’s tournament saw a tournament record-high 23 teams and 93 golfers in the field. The Converse Athletic Department raised just over $30,000 at this year’s golf tournament and set a new department record.
“Our third annual golf tournament exceeded our expectations, and we could not be more pleased,” Director of Athletics Jenn Bell shared. “All of our sponsors and participants showed up big this year, as we had a record number in each category. We are so very thankful for their continued support of Converse Athletics. We are especially grateful for our lead sponsors, Gibbs International, Inc., Brown & Brown and Travelers Insurance, and Harper General Contractors.”
“Our third annual golf tournament exceeded our expectations, and we could not be more pleased.”Jenn Bell
Bell expressed gratitude for Converse partners who provided several of the tournament gifts. “Converse Athletics continues to raise the bar, academically and athletically,” she said. “We know the support of donors at events like our golf tournament will help us provide even more for our student-athletes. Be on the lookout for next year’s tournament date, and be sure to sign up early.”
The first-place team in this year’s tournament was Greene County Express: Eddie Harmon, Dakota Norton, Doug Fezell and Nick Pasqua.
The second-place team was Republic Finance: Travis Crocker, Cooper Simmons, Bill Allen and Trenton Crocker.
Putting Contest – Greyson Furnance
Closest to the Pin – Richard Cox
Longest Drive (Female) – Lissa Clarke from Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/ C. Dan Joyner Realtors.
Longest Drive (Male) – Matthew Welchel from Harper General Contractors
This year’s raffle prizes included:
- Four Points by Sheraton (two-night stay) + Dray Bar & Grill + Converse University Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker (two tickets)
- Two BMW Performance Center Fast Track Certificates
- 2024 WLOS Golf Passport
- Foursome at the Carolina Country Club of Spartanburg