ATLANTA, Ga.—The Agnes Scott College Athletic Department celebrated the success of its inaugural golf classic on April 17 at the legendary East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
Home to famed American golf pro, Bobby Jones and a leg of the PGA FedEx Cup playoffs, East Lake served as the perfect backdrop for the fundraising event, which included an 18-hole, four-golfer scramble with a silent auction and reception to follow.
A picturesque morning following a string of cold weather in the area led to perfect conditions for the 48 golfers participating.
Twelve teams of four competed in the classic, which was not decided until the very last hole. Two teams jockeyed between the first and second spots for much of the day before a final push led the winning group to -13 for the day. The winning team comprised of Art Brannen, Marko Boich, Bob Turknett and Josh Cornwall.
"We are thrilled with the results of the Golf Classic," said Allison Kern, Assistant Director of Athletics for External Relations & Camps. "Board members, alumnae, cabinet members, corporate partners, and our colleagues in the Divisions of Student Affairs and Advancement were all generous with their support and their advocacy. We could not have asked for a more enthusiastic response from our campus community."
The classic's fundraising efforts were pegged to build the student-athlete experience at Agnes Scott College.
"Our department has been exploring new avenues to engage our community and raise the profile of athletics," added Kern, who took on the task of planning most of the classic. "The creation of this event was an opportunity to use that platform. We certainly hope to build on this momentum going forward as we find more ways to elevate the profile of our department and Agnes Scott College."
Planning for the 2019 Agnes Scott Athletics Golf Classic is already underway. Stay tuned for details about our next event.