CatBacker Golf Tournament Draws 172 Golfers, Event Raises Around $10,000

CatBacker Golf Tournament Draws 172 Golfers, Event Raises Around $10,000
Courtesy of Wayne State College.

WAYNE – A week after the 2020 Wayne State College CatBacker (July 10-11) golf outing completed their two-day event, numbers are in on funds raised for student-athlete scholarships.

Although, the event was postponed from early June to mid-July and split into two days, attendees enjoyed the sun and good times.

Megan Finn is about to complete her second year this September as the Director of Athletic Development at Wayne State College. She said they changed the tournament to a two-day event to limit people gathering in and out of the Wayne Country Club clubhouse.

“I thought everything went as well as possible in terms of some of the changes we had to make,” said Finn. “The weather was fantastic, everybody who could make it had a good time. So, yeah I was happy with the turnout.”

The four-some of Joey Baldwin, Kare Baldwin, Amy Brown and Mark Brown shot a 53 to win Friday’s best ball tourney and the team of Nick Muir, Jeremy Nelson, Bob Longe and Brett Parker shot a 54 to win Saturday, July 11. Around $10,000 was raised from the 172 golfers over the weekend.

Finn talked about some of the other changes that were put in place in order to help the situation.

“Anyone who was serving food or drinks, they were all required to wear masks and gloves,” Finn added. “Then typically where we have our coaches make omelets, we had pre-made omelets and they were served to the golfers. We just wanted to limit the amount of close interaction with people.”

Finn would like to thank all the sponsors and those who provided prizes along with Pac N Save for the meals, Michael Foods for the breakfast and Kyle Schellpeper and his staff at the Wayne Country Club.

Earlier this summer on June 20, the 32nd annual WSC Wildcat Classic took place from Eagle Hills in Papillion. The 2020 champions were Henry Penner, Casey Brentlinger, Izac Reifenrath and Jordan Janssen. The event drew 144 golfers raising around $12,500 which also goes directly to student-athlete scholarships.

Next up for Finn is working on renewing the corporate sponsorships.

“Still kind of working through all of that with some of our sponsors to try to get a plan in place so we are ready for September games,” Finn mentioned. “We’d like to be ready to go versus trying to wait and see what the answer is going to be.”

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