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WSSU Golf Classic raises more than $40,000 for scholarships

Frank Ingram, chair of the Department of Mathematics, and L'Tona Lamonte '99, head women's basketball coach, have fun at the WSSU Golf Classic. The event raised more than $40,000 for student scholarships.

The Winston-Salem State University Foundation welcomed 133 golfers for the 18th Annual WSSU Golf Classic, raising $40,340 for student scholarships.

The 18-hole tournament, held at Meadowlands Golf Club on April 13, featured lunch, prizes and awards.

All proceeds from the event go directly to WSSU’s General Scholarship Fund.

Winners included:

  • Longest drive: Anthony Loden (men), Sara Ruiz (women)
  • Closest to the pin: Clay Souther, Bo Clary, Stephanie Copper and Janet Wheeler
Men’s Championship Flight
  • First Place – Tim Grant, Butch Wheeler, James Mitchell, Richard Daniel (53)
  • Second Place – Kenneth Bigelow, John Williams, Don Cureton, Alton Ellison (53)
  • Third Place – Larry Butler, Charles Butler, Richard Thomas, Jean Williams (54)

Men’s Second Flight

  • First Place – Glen Wise, Rosalba Ledezma, George Morales, Richard Guy (65)
  • Second Place – Elwood Robinson, Robert Bethea, Frank Ingram, L'Tona Lamonte (65)
  • Third Place – Gregory Hairston, Braxton Hairston, Bill Hayes, William Hairston (66) 

Women’s Flight

  • First Place – Stephanie Cooper, Leigh Stone, Cindy Rothschild, Shonda Jones (59)
  • Second Place – Janet Wheeler, Frances Campbell, Denise Alston, D.D. Adams (63)
  • Third Place – Rivia Brown, Carolyn Morgan, Teresa Davis, Gail Mosely (71)

The WSSU Golf Classic is one of the Triad's premier golf events, and is one of the WSSU Foundation’s largest fundraisers.

SAVE THE DATE: The 19th annual WSSU Golf Classic will be held on April 26, 2019, at Meadowlands Golf Club.

Lanie Pope (left), chief meteorologist for WXII-TV, shares a moment with Coretta J. Bigelow, a member of WSSU's Board of Trustees, during the WSSU Golf Classic.

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