BASA holds largest-ever golf tournament to benefit ETSU student-athletes

Monday, May 07, 2012

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (May 7, 2012) – The ninth annual AT&T Buccaneer Athletic Scholarship Association [BASA] All-Sport Golf Tournament was held at the Blackthorn Club at the Ridges on Monday, consisting of the largest field in tournament history with a record 128 participants.

BASA treated all participants in the tournament to food, gifts and prizes for partaking in the event, which helps ETSU fund athletic scholarships and provide life-changing opportunities for student-athletes. All players also received a custom-embroidered ETSU Nike Golf polo and $350 to the Nike Mobile Pro Shop on site.

“We had our largest field ever with 128 players,” said BASA Coordinator Matt McGahey, who heads the event committee. “As always, we had great support from our corporate partners in the community for this event, which really took it to a totally different level and we’re very appreciative of them.”

BASA’s main objective is raising scholarship dollars for student-athletes. In addition to its day-to-day fundraising efforts, BASA puts together special events on occasion in order to increase revenues.

“This event will net us somewhere between $30,000-$40,000 for athletic scholarships,” McGahey added. “We’re always looking for ways to make this event even better. This year, Nike Golf brought an amazing setup which is something we’re really thankful for in that partnership. I know all the participants really enjoyed that.”

On the men’s side, the team of Jeff Blake, Randy Harkleroad, Jerry Matthew and Richard Corpening took first prize. Paul Blackstock, Mike Rader, Stanley Green and Mary Green took second, while the foursome of Ray Jones, Kenneth Raff, Scott Wills and Steve Myers earned third place.

On the women’s half, Linda Garceau, Mary Dave Blackman, Cecilia McIntosh and Janna Scarborough earned first place. Susie Crumley, Diana Storey, Maggie Ingram and Jenny Brock finished in second, while Kathy Linebarger, Betsy Byrne, Pam Vermillion and Dottie Gibson earned third place.

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