On Friday, July 13, 2012, the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society sponsored its 17th Annual "Masters" Golf Tournament at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountaintop, PA. The tournament raised $6,000, which will support a variety of programs for Penn State Wilkes-Barre students including the Alumni Speaker Series, an Academic Excellence Award, and other student initiatives.
"I want to extend my sincere thanks to all the golfers, volunteers and sponsors who made our 17th annual golf tournament another success," says Scott Finlon, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Association President. "The money we raised allows us to contribute directly to student scholarships and student-related services and activities. My hope is that next year we have as successful of a turnout."
Despite overcast skies, the championship flight of Jason Correll, Mark Breslin and Josh Potts won the "Captain and Crew" style tournament and each received a Penn State Wilkes-Barre "Masters" blazer complete with 24k gold-plated Penn State buttons.
Golfers also had the chance to win several hole-in-one prizes while on the course, including a grand prize of a car donated by Ken Pollock Chevrolet. Other contests during the day included closest to the pin, longest drive for men and women, and double your money by "holding the green." Various other prizes, including gift certificates donated by local businesses, were raffled.