Tournament has Raised More Than $44,000 in Six Years for Students at Columbia State’s Clifton Campus
On Monday, April 19, local golfers participated in Columbia State’s Sixth Annual Clifton Campus Scholarship Golf Classic at the Ross Creek Landing Golf Course. The annual event raised approximately $10,000 to support the Columbia State Clifton Campus Scholarship Fund, providing educational opportunities to deserving students.
Nearly 100 Golfers competed for cash and prizes valued at more than $4,700. Golfers also competed in a Pink Lady contest and a putting contest. The Pink Lady contest was a game within the scramble with teams competing for a cash prize. Wayne Medical Center was the winner of the Pink Lady Contest, and Nick Rochelle was the putting contest winner.
“This year’s scholarship golf tournament was a huge success by every measure,” said Stephen Milligan, director of Columbia State’s Clifton Campus. “The generosity of our sponsors and golfers has helped the Clifton scholarship golf tournament continuously meet and exceed fundraising expectations. In six years the golf tournament has raised more than $44,000 which has provided tremendous support to our students. We are grateful for every contribution.”
First place winner in the championship flight was Wayne Medical Center. Its members (pictured below from left to right) were Franklin Cole, Joel Knickerbocker, Andy Beckham, and Jimmy Culp. Second place went to the Wayne County Rock team – Vic Barnett, Greg Floyd, Josh Polk and Jason Crews. Ingle Sawmill placed third – Gerald Ingle, Greg Daley, Tommy Martin and Chad Ingle.
First place winner of the first flight (pictured above right from left to right) was the Brown-Forman team of Bob Russell, Joe Zimlich, Jeff Skillern and Alberto Ramirez. The Farm Bureau of Waynesboro team of Mike Delk, Billy Thomas, Derrick Stinson and Adam Muston came in second place. The Clifton Land Company team finished in third place – Ricky Brewer, Chris Kelley, Stan Smith and B.R. Lacher.
The students directly benefitting from the fundraiser served as hosts at the Golf Classic. They were Christi Hampton, Danny Ball, Jeremiah Melton, Daniel Richardson, April Green and Ashley Grooms.
Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg, and Clifton. As Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth largest education system in the nation. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.