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Tournament Grabs a Hole-in-One!

Dr. Dave Burggraff and his son Phil Burggraff
Golf. It is a game of strategy, a relaxing stroll over lush, green fairways, a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and a vacation from work. Golf is more than a game—it’s an experience. Each year the Development Department at Clearwater Christian College hosts a special golf tournament to give supporters and friends the opportunity to “get away,” while raising funds for institutional events and scholarship programs.

On November 13, 2009, over a hundred golfers gathered to play a round at the Westchase Country Club. The 9th Annual Cougar Golf Classic was a resounding success! Over the course of the day, participants competed in several contests, including putting, chipping, longest drive, and closest to hole. A new addition to the tournament games was a “T Guess” where contestants guessed the number of t’s in a jar—a contest that was won with a guess of 897, the exact number!

Greg Livingston
According to Dan Wareing, Director of the Annual Fund, “The morning of the golf tournament is usually one of organized chaos for those of us who work behind the scenes. This year was no exception to that, but everything came together beautifully as all involved pitched in to make this year’s tournament even more successful than last year. We praise the Lord for the great crowd of golfers and a beautiful day at Westchase.” The CCC scholarship fund has been replenished by the generous donations and gifts by the golf tournament attendees and sponsors.

At the end of the day, the CCC ministry team blessed tournament attendees with the song “Complete in Thee” combined with testimonies between verses. The entire group joined in song and praised God for His blessing upon 2009. Terry Wild, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, said a few words and closed the day.

The administration of Clearwater Christian College would like to thank the participants and sponsors of this year’s tournament. Make sure to plan to be a part of the 10th Annual Cougar Classic in November 2010!

Tournament Winners and Top Scores

Team with best gross score: Dr. Jay Lowe, team captain, and his son Brian Lowe, and other team members, Jay St. John and Al Donald
Team with best Gross Score:
Dr. Jay Lowe
Brian Lowe
Al Donald
Jay St. John

Team with best Net Score:
Dwight McEntire
Greg Blackburn
Adam Stuck
Tom Parsley

Closest to the Hole: Greg Blackburn

Longest Drive: Brett Hitchcock

Winner - Putting Contest: Charlie Creech

Winner – Chipping Contest: Alan Benson

Click on the following link for more photos from the event:
Photo Gallery/Cougar Classic Golf Tournament