Praying Colonels Golf Tournament
raises money for Centre athletics
RELEASED: May 31, 2007
DANVILLE, KY—As a fundraiser for Centre College's athletic and recreation programs, the 30th annual Herb McGuire Praying Colonels Invitational Golf Tournament was held Monday, May 21 at the Danville Country Club. The event, which raised more than $20,000, hosted 96 participants.
The overall winner of the tournament was John Rodes '80 of Danville, Ky. Keith Tarter '91, also of Danville, was the overall low net winner (adjusted for handicap). This year's event included players from eight states, with Tony Kurlas '93 of Baton Rouge, La. traveling the farthest.
The tournament featured four individuals who have participated in or contributed to all 30 tournaments: Asa "Pete" Gullett III '68; Hugh Hines, Jr. '60; John "Jack" Hancock; and Nelson Rodes, Jr. '54.
"The 2007 Herb McGuire Praying Colonels Invitational was a great success," says Brian Chafin, director of athletics and recreation at Centre. "We're grateful to the golfers, our hole sponsors and other donors who have supported this event and Centre College athletics for the last 30 years."
The Praying Colonels Fund supports Centre's intercollegiate athletic, intramural and health and human performance programs. While gifts to specific teams are greatly appreciated and needed, gifts to the general Praying Colonels Fund help the athletic department meet its most pressing needs, including equipment updates that benefit all teams and athletes.
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