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Research Golf Classic raises nearly $90,000 for health-centered programs

33rd Annual Research Golf Classic

KANSAS CITY, Mo., (Aug. 23, 2022) – The 33rd Annual Research Golf Classic raised nearly $90,000 in net proceeds for The Research Foundation’s health-centered programs and partnerships.

The annual Golf Classic was hosted at Milburn Country Club in Overland Park, Kansas Monday, August 22. Major sponsors included Research Medical Center, LabCorp, AT Abatement, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, C&C Group, Heartland Electric Corporation, VNA Home Health & Hospice, Integrated Opening Systems, and JE Dunn Construction. Dr. David Rudman chaired the event.

Golfers enjoyed several activities throughout the day including a lunch sponsored by Pulse Design Group, a putting contest sponsored by ACI Boland Architects, Italian sausage sandwiches, 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 and awards dinner sponsored by Culligan Water, who also provided water for the event.

Team awards included:

First place with a score of 49: Brian Burkett, Kevin Hanrahan, Andrew Peterson, and Dave Ruf

Second place with a score of 51: Dr. Andy Armstrong, Dr. Jeff Cameron, Jeff Kanatzer, and Dr. Brian McCroskey

Third place with a score of 51: Dr. Sam Hoeper, Jr., Tom Leonard, Kent Stallard, and Dr. Brad Sullivan

Fourth place with a score of 52: Ryan Hallenbeck, Dr. Shawn Lybarger, Brian Monoian, and Dustin Ulm

Fifth place with a score of 54: Bill Kerns, Grant Milbourn, Luke Popp, and Mike Popp

Sixth place with a score of 54: Dr. Doug Cowan, Chris Huber, Dr. Chad McClintick, and Dr. David Rudman

Seventh place with a score of 56: Dennis Burns, David Hayes, Mary Moore, and Ross Netzel

Eighth place with a score of 57: Dr. Ajay Eshcol, Mike Hoyt, Dr. Scott Koerber, and Dr. Justin Van Meeteren

Ninth place with a score of 57: Amber Boes, Dr. Alex Cunningham, Dr. John Epema, and Dr. Mike Museousky

All ties were determined by a scorecard play-off.

Course contest winners include:

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

Hole 3, Closest to the pin: Dr. Alex Cunningham

Hole 4, Closest to the pin in two shots: Dave Ruf

Hole 5, Closest to the pin: Dr. Andy Armstrong

Hole 7, Closest to the pin: Peter Clune

Hole 8, Longest drive (age 55 and over): Kent Stallard; Longest putt: Tom Leonard

Hole 9, Longest putt: Adam Parks

Hole 10, Longest drive (age 54 and under): Jacob Hammontree; Closest to the pin in two shots: Dr. Scott Koerber

Hole 11, Closest to the pin in two shots: Craig Rawlinson

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

Hole 13, Longest putt: Matt Swanson

Hole 14, Longest putt: Dexter Deeds

Hole 16, Longest drive for ladies: Kate Ramsey; Closest to the pin in two shots: Kevin Hanrahan

Hole 17, Closest to the line: Dr. Andrew Cusser

Hole 18, Longest putt: Chris Lang

After a 24-person tie in the putting contest, the winners were randomly drawn. Dennis Kadel was awarded first place, Dr. Andrew Cusser was awarded second, and Dr. Jeff Markey was awarded third. Ben Witt won the 50/50 raffle.

“Kanas City physicians, health care workers, and area businesses continue to provide unwavering support for The Research Foundation,” Rose Simone, The Research Foundation tournament director, said. “As one of the longest-running golf tournaments in Kansas City, we were grateful to host many familiar faces and share this tradition with several new supporters.”

The Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organization in Kansas City, Missouri that invests in health-centered programs and partnerships that benefit health care students and professionals, patients, and people in the Kansas City community. Learn more about The Research Foundation and its programs at