The Mohawk Golf Classic raises $8,150 for new wrestling mats at the Moravia High School.
Through the dedicated support of nine corporate sponsors, 21 tournament sponsors, 42 local businesses and golf courses and 108 golfers, the sixth annual Mohawk Golf Classic proved to be another successful fundraising event for Moravia Schools.
Corporate sponsorship is and always will be the backbone of the Mohawk Golf Classic. Year in – Year out, local businesses and community members donate thousands of dollars for students at Moravia Community Schools.
Elliott’s General Store team (Dave Elliott, Peggy Elliott, John Lageman and Matt Lageman) walked away with the tournament championship with an elite score 58 (14-under par). Team Booners (Chris Rardin, Matt McConville, Joe Swaim and Craig Derby) finished close behind with a score 60.
Team Fadiga Trucking (Jeff Fadiga, Tom Craver, Drew Kelly and Brad Clark) finished first place in the A flight with a score of 64. Second place in the A flight was determined after a scorecard playoff between the Kaster family and TBC Insurance. The Kaster family team (Jimmy Kaster, Craig Kaster, Dennis Kaster and an unknown ringer) came out on top with a score of 65.
The winner of the B flight was determined after a scorecard playoff between four teams with a somber score of 71. Team Lone Wolf Financial (Todd Harp, GE Luse, AJ Peterson and Chad Martin) took first place and team Cochenburg (Ted Cochran, Nate Fosenburg, Jono Mullins and Jared Power) finished in second place. Each winning team was awarded gift cards and rounds of golf from area courses and meal gift certificates.
Dennis Kaster won the qualifying round of $5,000 putting contest sponsored by Lockridge Inc. The 50’ downhill putt ended a few inches short of the hole which earned him a consolation prize including a dinner for eight, a Mohawk Golf Classic money clip and a golf bag.
During the Mohawk Golf Classic, golfers and volunteers have an opportunity to bid on silent auction items throughout the day. The auction raised more than $1,250.
Starting in early July, tickets were sold at area businesses for the $500 gas and groceries raffle. More than $1,200 was raised. The winner of the $250 Hy-Vee gift card was Bob Evers, of Centerville. Melvin Kirby, of LeClaire, won the $250 BP gift card.