St. Bonaventure alumni and fans enjoyed a near-perfect day of golf, celebration and camaraderie at the annual Golf With The Bonnies tournament last Friday, June 4 at Bartlett Country Club in Olean.
After overnight rains dissipated, sunshine and summer-like warmth greeted the golfers. The field was capped at 148 players, an all-time high.
The men's basketball team's Atlantic 10 regular season and A-10 tournament championship trophies were displayed on the first tee. All-Conference guard Jaren Holmes greeted golfers as they arrived at the trophy display.
The golf featured 37 teams competing in a four-player scramble format. The team of Chris Blocher, Rich Bolender, Steve Curran and Rob Leary took first place with a score of 57 (-13 under par). Second place went to the EnergyMark foursome of Luke Marchiori, Rob Smith, Nick DeMarco and Sean Kelchlin. The team of Janae Kosciol, Anita Schmidt, Kevin Stevens and Scott Brady tied the EnergyMark group but was edged out for second place on a match of scorecards.
Shults Auto Group sponsored the par-three hole-in-one contests, while Four Mile Brewing sponsored a "closest to the keg" contest and offered a free sampling during the tournament.
St. Bonaventure Athletics recognizes the following businesses and individuals who supported Golf With The Bonnies through sponsorships and/or donations:
Contest / Promotional Sponsors:
Putting – Universal Primary Care
Driving Range – Toshiba
Men's Long Drive - Dr. Mohaned Al-Humadi, Orthopedist and Sports Medicine
Women's Long Drive – Kel-Kur Electrical Contracting
Closest to the Pin – Focus Physical Therapy
Lay-Up Target – Four Mile Brewing
Hole-In-One – Shults Auto Group
Auction Donors: Cuba Cheese Shoppe, New Era, Pierce Steel, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bills, Sanzo Beverage, Pepsi, Titleist, Rick's Golf World, Four Mile Brewing, Shults Auto Group, Lindsey Vossler (Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master), Focus Physical Therapy, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Red Bulls, New York Giants
Hole Sponsors: Dr. Green Lawn/Custom Turf, H&R Block/Fox Financial, Register Graphics, Pleasant Valley Nursery, Peterson Roofing Company, Dr. Barkley Daugherty, Eileen Larocca, Fyre 'N Ice, Johnson Distributing, The Other Place, Jim Chapman '77, John Mucke '83 CPA, Rick Stearns '65, Dan Drain '88, Charlie Tarulli '62, Rinker Oil Corporation, Shults Auto Group, Mike Conroy State Farm Insurance, Higgins Enterprises, Napolean Engineering, EnergyMark, Duggan & Duggan, Tasta Pizza, Brian Conaghan '99, Guenther Funeral Home, Zuech's Environmental Services, Vince Cattalano '80, Anthony D' Errico, Jim Miscedra '88, Software Systems Solutions LLC, Grand Slam Grill, GOACC, Orthodontist Associates of WNY, Mazza Mechanical Services, Brian McNamee '78, Trade Risk Group, Cornell Capital Holdings, Both, Branch and Hendrix Insurance, The Burton, B&T Contracting, Kevin Maguire '89, Kel-Kur Electrical Contracting, Olean Union Sales, Cuba Cheese Shoppe, Howard Hannah, Lindsey Vossler- Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master, EMCOR Services Betlem, Bantelman Insurance Agency, Olean Physical Therapy Professionals, Tom Deitz '90, Olean Area Federal Credit Union
As always, all proceeds from Golf With The Bonnies benefit the Bonnies Athletic Fund (BAF).
St. Bonaventure's other Golf With The Bonnies tournament will be held on Friday, June 18 at Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor, N.Y. That event is also sold out.