May 03, 2016

35th Annual Bobcat Open

TBobcat Flight Winners wenty-four 4-person teams participated on a gorgeous May 1st afternoon in the 35th Annual Bobcat Open golf tournament.  The event was held at Pointe Royale Golf Course in Branson, and each team registered for one of three available flights.


The Alley Cat Flight, open to anyone, featured Danny Endicott, Joe Gildehaus, Billy Cartwright & Dan Hoeft finishing in 1st place with a score of 57; Chuck and Andrew Bristow, Eric Huffman and Ryan Zeller were 2nd with a 59;  and Wes Culver, Jeramie Henson, Newt Starrett and Jeffrey Barrickman finished 3rd (tiebreaker) with a 59.


The Bobcat Flight, teams with two or more C of O employees or alumni, highlighted Mike Russell, Larry Schmitt, Mark Wendler & Frank Gallant placing 1st with a score of 54; Mark Schweitzer, Michael Holycross, Steve Hunter and Daniel Mullis in 2nd with a score of 60; and Chris Larsen, Fred Mullinax, Rodney Arnold & Don Hoeck in 3rd (tiebreaker) also with a score of 60.


The Tom Cat Flight, comprised of teams with a total age of 200 or greater, was led with a first place finish by Al Waller, Jerry Pledger, Brad King and Craig Lile scoring a 57; 2nd place by Randy and Roger Casey, Michael Krone, and Greg Hall with 61; and 3rd place by Chris Jewell, Barry Cook, Ken Rogers and Jim  Baumgarner.

This annual event is sponsored by the Bobcat Booster Club, with area businesses generously contributing the prizes.  All proceeds benefit the Bobcat Booster Club, which enhances the overall quality of the athletic programs at College of the Ozarks. The Booster Club’s support includes funding the Athletic Book Library, which annually loans books for general education classes to all student athletes; the purchase of special equipment to enhance the athletes’ training and development; and hosting special events to encourage interaction between parents, players, coaches and fans.

Congrats to all, and a big THANK YOU to all who supported Bobcat Athletics through their participation.

Pictured:  Bobcat Flight Winners