The 3rd Annual Alfred State Drive for the Development Fund Golf Tournament, held on June 16th, was deemed a success as 32 foursomes competed for the coveted "blue jacket" at Twin Hickory Golf Club in Hornell.
Following expenses, proceeds of more than $29,000 were raised that will benefit the Alfred State College Development Fund Inc., to provide for student scholarships, athletics, and other needs of the college.
Team captain Fran Argentieri led his foursome of Bob Forness, Dan McDonall, and Alex Fitzpatrick to a score of -19 to capture the title. Troy Morehouse, Steve Wintersteen, Matt Horvoth, and Jeremy Lite finished 2nd and the foursome representing Otis Eastern finished 3rd.
The top three teams took home $500, $300, and $200, respectively. In addition, a Weber gas grill was awarded to the drive closest to the pin on hole 4, and other prizes included a printer, a putter, gift certificates, cash, a 50/50 drawing, and nearly 70 door prizes.
All proceeds from the tournament benefited the Alfred State Development Fund, Inc., which raises funds for the college, primarily for student scholarships, new technology, student athletes, and many other needs. Numerous organizations, businesses, and individuals supported the event, either through volunteering, sponsorship, or donating prizes.
The tournament was presented by Mach Arhitecture, PC and event sponsors included Auxiliary Campus Enterprises Services, Inc.; LaBella Associates, PC; Pathfinder Engineers and Architects. Eagle Sponsors were Alesco Advisors, LLC; Laborer's Local #621; Otis Eastern; U&S Services, Inc., and West Herr Automotive.
Executive Director of Institutional Advancement Danielle White stated that, "Our success is only due to the tremendous support from many businesses in our community and region, as well as our amazing, generous, and kind alumni and friends. The tournament continues to grow each year both in support and fun, and we look forward to increasing both in the future. It gives us great pleasure to be able to help meet the needs of the college and our students."