SYRACUSE – The 20th Annual Warrior Open took place on Monday as 144 golfers combined to make 36 teams to compete in this year’s fundraising event held at Maxwelton Golf Club.
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. This year’s outing provided lunch prepared by Maxwelton, sponsorships for holes and tees provided by local businesses and families and a hole-in-one contest sponsored by McCormick Motors of Nappanee.
Current Wawasee student-athletes greeted participants near the registration table while coaches and school staff were on the course manning the hole-in-one contest as well as providing drinks for golfers.
Order forms were also available for those who wanted to sign-up for the Warrior Way Walkways brick campaign. Deadline for the first order of bricks is July 11.
Five different team champions were crowned and will hold bragging rights until next year when the event will rotate back to South Shore Golf Club.
Men’s AM Team Champions: JT Croy, Justin Jones, Brent Baker and Chris Clark
Mixed AM Team Champions: Mike Lindsey, Joy Goshert, Tom Edington, Shawn Johnson
Men’s Closest to the Pin (Hole #3): Jeff Schutz
Men’s Longest Drive (Hole #16): Ben Jackson
AM Longest Putt (Hole #18): Cory Schutz
AM Closest to the Pin (Hole #13): Jeff Moore
Women’s PM Team Champions: Tammy Tranter, Heather Fiandt, Shelly Stump, Beckie Moore
Men’s PM Team Champions: JT Croy, Justin Jones, Andy Wolf and Brent Baker
Mixed PM Team Champions: Steve Coverstone, Rob Zurcher, Krista Zurcher, Jim Horn
Men’s Closest to the Pin (Hole #3): Dennis Hively
Men’s Longest Drive (Hole #16): Rob Zurcher
Women’s Closest to the Pin (Hole #3): Taylor Goshert
Women’s Longest Drive (Hole #14): Taylor Goshert
PM Longest Putt (Hole #18): Nick Finken
PM Closest to the Pin (Hole #13): Darcy Hively
Putting Contest: Scott Beasley