Serious competition and picture-perfect weather in Louisiana’s oldest town helped create a memorable day on the links for teams participating in the 10th annual Pi Kappa Phi Golf Tournament.
On Saturday, April 2, 2016, alumni of the Beta Omicron Chapter at Northwestern State University, family and friends of the Fraternity, and community members teed-off in perfect weather at Northwestern Hills Golf Course. Two weeks earlier, record flooding in Natchitoches had forced the rescheduling of the scramble.
Nine, two-player amateur teams competed for cash prizes, handed out in an awards ceremony in the clubhouse. First place went to the duo of Matt Clark and Steven Carrier. Second place finishers were George Etheredge and Scott Harper. Monte Robinson claimed “nearest to the pin” and the longest drive went to Harper and Nick Pujol.
The tournament’s format, a scramble featuring gimmick holes such as girls putt and pick-a-club, remains popular among players, according to tournament coordinator Will Welch.
The annual tournament wouldn’t have been possible without the continued support of area businesses and individuals that sponsored the event. 2016 tournament sponsors included:
- Posey’s Sports Center
- The Hall Tree Men & Women’s Apparel
- Shawn Daily, Edward Jones Investments
- SFM Insurance/ Huggins Insurance Agency
- Chuck Barrios, Proud NSU supporter
The tournament is expected to return next Spring for its 11th year. Information on dates and registration will be posted in January 2017.
Click below for photos from the event: