Warrior Open Hits The Mark

Nate O'Connell attempts a chip shot during play at the 2013 Wawasee Warrior Open. (Photo by Mike Deak)

Nate O’Connell attempts a chip shot during play at the 2013 Wawasee Warrior Open. (Photo by Mike Deak)

SYRACUSE – Not even an afternoon session filled with steady downpours could dampen the mood of the Wawasee Warrior Open golf fundraiser held Monday at South Shore Golf Club.

The 19th annual Open had 42 total teams participate and added a feature to the scramble, where golfers on hole 12 were allowed to take a radio controlled car up the fairway for a $1 per second donation. The hole, sponsored by the Bowen Center, raised funds for the athletic department to pay for special psychiatric needs for its athletes.

The Warrior Open is the largest fund raising event for the Wawasee High School athletic department. Funds generated from the annual event go to support the overall budget needs of the athletic department.

Current WHS athletes greeted golfers as they arrived while coaches and athletic staff worked hole-in-one contests and registration.

Contest Winners:

Womens a.m. Team Champions: Joy Goshert, Anne Seward, Kay Caskey and Taylor Goshert
Mens a.m. Team Champions: Jeffery Conrad, Michael Conrad, Andy Wolf and Brady McKibben
Mixed a.m. Team Champions: Justin Kemper, Jessica Smoker, Jeff Frye and Andy Downton
Mens a.m. Longest Drive: Joe Leach
Womens a.m. Longest Drive: Taylor Goshert
Longest Putt a.m.: Jason Carlson

Womens p.m. Team Champions: Tammy Tranter, Heather Fiandt, Beckie Moore and Shelly Rogers-Stump
Mens p.m. Team Champions: Jeff Atwood, Rob Zurcher, Steve Coverstone and Jeff Moore
Mixed p.m. Team Champions: Rocky Goshert, Taylor Goshert, Aaron Rovenstine and Caleb Rovenstine
Mens p.m. Longest Drive: Trevor McKibben
Womens p.m. Longest Drive: Taylor Goshert
Longest Putt p.m.: Corey Branham

Putting Contest: Brad Rhodes

Closest to the Pin No. 5:  Dylan Cousins (a.m.) and Ken Ashpole (p.m.)
Closest to the Pin No. 7:  Dylan Cousins (a.m.) and Brad Rhodes (p.m.)
Closest to the Pin No. 8:  Jessica Smoker (a.m.) and Chas Amadeo (p.m.)
Closest to the Pin No. 14:  Jeff Phillips (a.m.) and Mark Whealy (p.m.)

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