The winning team of Gary Harwood, Kandi Geibel, and Brent Geibel
For the eighth year in a row, golfers came together to have fun and support Alfred State College by playing in the school’s annual Pioneers Drive for the Development Fund golf tournament.
Presented by Mach Architecture, this year’s tournament took place June 17 at the Wellsville Country Club. A total of 36 teams competed and raised more than $33,000 in cash and gifts in kind. Proceeds from the event will help fund student scholarships, athletics, and other needs of the college.
Alfred State Director of Development Jason Sciotti was incredibly pleased with the event. “What a wonderful day! The relationships built on this day are amazing and that is why every year this event gets bigger and better. We had 36 teams join us as we celebrated Alfred State and our students! We were excited to offer over 90 door prizes at this year’s tournament and would like to say thanks to our amazing donors and sponsors
“The highlight of the day was having new college president Dr. Steven Mauro in attendance for his first look at this awesome event.”
The team of Kandi Geibel, Brent Geibel, and Gary Harwood shot a 61 to win the tournament title. Mike Armstrong, Ryan Fulton, and Dan Martin finished second with a 62 and the team of Jay Wilder, Bob Healy, Cathy Healy, and Erkie Kailbourne was third with a 63.
The top three teams took home $500, $300, and $200, respectively. In addition, the tournament featured many silent auction items, several skills prizes, and day ended with a barbecue on the deck of the Wellsville Country Club.
New in 2022, the longest drive on hole #7 was sponsored by 1994 graduate and CEO of BuildingPoint Northeast Steve Montgomery. Montgomery and his colleague used survey laser rangefinders to measure the longest drives of the day.
Event sponsors ($2,500) this year included Pepsi Co.; Manning & Napier; Otis Eastern; Pathfinder Engineers & Architects.; Corning, Inc.; and Laborers No. 621. Eagle sponsors ($1,000) included IBEW Local No. 86, Elderwood of Hornell, Stark Technologies Group, BuildingPoint Northeast, Trimble.
Contest sponsors ($500) were LaBella Associates, LeChase Construction, Decorator’s Choice, BulidingPoint Northeast, Trimble, PEKO Precision, M/E Engineering, and Perks Auto Care. Additionally, the event featured 26 hole sponsors ($150).
The 2023 tournament is slated to return to the Wellsville Country Club on June 16.