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More than $85,000 raised for health education and scholarship programs at Golf Classic

Golf Classic 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo., (Aug. 17, 2021) – The 32nd Annual Research Golf Classic raised more than $85,000 in net proceeds for The Research Foundation’s health education and scholarship programs.

The annual Golf Classic was hosted at Milburn Country Club in Overland Park, Kansas Monday, August 16. Major sponsors included Research Medical Center, LabCorp, AT Abatement, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, Flooring Systems, Inc., Heartland Electric Corporation, Hospice Care of VNA, Integrated Opening Systems, JE Dunn Construction and Davis Construction Group.

Golfers enjoyed several activities throughout the day including a boxed lunch sponsored by Ascentist Ear, Nose & Throat and Schindler Elevator Corp., Italian sausage compliments of Scimeca’s, root beer floats compliments of Belfonte, beverages compliments of County Beverage and Pepsico, and snacks compliments of Canteen Vending. The round of play was followed by a cocktail hour sponsored by Clarkson Construction Company and street tacos. 

Team awards included:

First place with a score of -23: Eric Berner, Dan Donovan, Zach Donovan, and Danny Lamping

Second place with a score of -21: Brian Burkett, Kevin Hanrahan, Andrew Peterson, and Dave Ruf

Third place with a score of -20: Jeremy Martin, Jeremy Meyer, Ryan Morton, and Nick Vasquez

Fourth place with a score of -20: Dennis Burns, Dave Hayes, Matt Kornfield, and Mary Moore

Fifth place with a score of -19: Curtis Fox, Doug Hutchinson, Jonathan Lamb, and David Powell

Sixth place with a score of -17: Jon Bohnsack, Sean Claycamp, Craig Norris, and Chris Wright

Seventh place with a score of -17: Kent Stallard, Scott Stallard, Brad Sullivan, and Mike Vessels

Eight place with a score of -17:  Jeff Cameron, Jeff Kanatzer, Jay Kraenow, and Brian McCroskey

Ninth place with a score of -16: Jim Dougherty, Bill Kerns, Luke Popp, and Mike Popp

All ties were determined by a scorecard play-off.

Course contest winners include:

Hole 1, Closest to the pin in two shots: Dave Ruf

Hole 3, Closest to the pin: Jonathan Lamb

Hole 4, Closest to the pin in two shots: Todd Bartels

Hole 5, Closest to the pin: Scott Lockard

Hole 7, Closest to the pin: Wes Hotze

Hole 8, Longest drive (age 55 and over): Mark Molle; Longest putt: Jeff Brodie

Hole 9, Longest putt: Jay Kraenow

Hole 10, Longest drive (age 54 and under): Kevin Hanrahan; Closest to the pin in two shots: Jim Crump

Hole 11, Closest to the pin in two shots: John Krajicek

Hole 12, Closest to the pin in two shots: Kevin Hanrahan

Hole 13, Longest putt: Scott Koerber

Hole 14, Longest putt: Todd Bartels

Hole 16, Longest drive for ladies: Amber Boes; Closest to the pin in two shots: Scott Berberich

Hole 17, Closest to the line: Mike Vessels

Hole 18, Longest putt: Phil Otto

Zach Donovan was awarded first place in the putting contest with Todd Bartels winning second place and Brian Monoian winning third.

“The Research Foundation is grateful for the consistent contributions from this community,” Rose Simone, The Research Foundation tournament director, said. “Kansas City businesses, physicians, and individuals have golfed, volunteered, and donated to this tournament for 32 years. This event provides a significant amount of funding for our health education and scholarship programs, and we couldn’t do it without this unwavering level of support.”

The Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organization in Kansas City, Missouri dedicated to empowering people to lead healthier lives through health education and scholarship programs including injury prevention, nursing and allied health scholarships, continuing education opportunities in health care and assistance to low-income cancer patients.

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