PULLMAN, Wash. – Records were set for number of golfers and for money raised at the recent annual tournament to support Facilities Operations scholarships at Washington State University.

Players numbered 95, up from 68 last year. And just under $13,000 was raised, up from just under $10,000 last year.

“This tournament has been successful beyond our wildest imagination because of the support we have received from our sponsors, contributors and participants,” said Ev Davis, assistant vice president of FacOps. “We are very excited for what this success will allow our scholarship committee to do for current and future WSU students, and we look forward to next year’s tournament already.”

This year’s Jess Ford of Pullman Hardhat Classic also was the most fun, said participant and FacOps information systems manager Den Bowker: “They get better every year.”

“We get a lot of repeat players” because they have such a good time, said Lorrie Arrasmith, FacOps principal assistant and tournament planning committee member.

Find more information about the tournament and scholarships at http://www.hardhatclassic.com. To donate to the scholarships, contact Arrasmith at 509-335-9024 or lorriea@wsu.edu.


Winning teams from the 2011 tournament, held Aug. 13 at the Palouse Ridge Golf Club at WSU Pullman, are:

First: Lars Braun, Caleb Bravard, Tyler Stevenson and Eric Weitze.
Second: Tyler Barkstrom, David Bielski, Erich Bielski and William Martindale.
Third: Aaron Hansen, Phil Johnston, Todd Stoddard and Rhett Wall.
Last: Den Bowker, Jake Davis, Paula Jewell and Earl Leland.

Winners of individual prizes are:

Caleb Bravard, closest to the pin and longest drive; Lisa Gloss, longest drive; Bill Martindale, longest putt; and John McIver, putting contest.

Next year’s tournament is scheduled for Aug. 11.
Ev Davis, WSU Facilities Operations, 509-335-9002, ev_davis@wsu.edu 
Media contact:
Cynthia King, WSU News, 509-335-4668, cynking@wsu.edu