By Mike Deak
WINONA LAKE – It started as a postcard morning and just continued on at Stonehenge Golf Club. The 2021 Lancer Classic golf outing had a picture perfect backdrop and just kept giving as Grace College’s biggest fundraiser of the year.
The 24th edition of the event served morning and afternoon sessions on the home course of the Lancers. Among the usual golf superstars that emerge for the annual event, Monday served as a historical one as not one, but two hole-in-ones were achieved.
Taking home $10,000 for sinking the first-ever hole-in-one in Lancer Classic history was Sam Laidig, who drained a 185-yard shot on the 17th hole for the historic moment. Not to be outdone, Trent Smith also aced a shot to win a set of Callaway golf clubs.
The fundraiser event, designed to be the largest event supporting the Grace College athletic department, saw the team of Rich Haddad, Christian McCray, Jon Schram and Caleb Roth win with an unheard of score of 24-under for the day.
The scramble housed 36 total teams from both morning and afternoon sessions.
“We appreciate all the support from alumni, athletes, parents, staff and the community each year,” said Grace College athletic director Chad Briscoe. “The Lancer Golf Classic is our largest fundraiser throughout the year and we appreciate Remodel Health serving as our title sponsor for the event.
“It was a beautiful day and an outing unlike any other with two different golfers hitting a hole-in-one at the outing. We appreciate Denny Hepler and the great staff at Stonehenge for all their work and support with hosting our outing each year.”