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Driving for Excellence Golf Fest



Thank you to the golfers and volunteers who joined us on the course at this year's Driving for Excellence Golf Fest! The event supports our unique Negotiated Tuition Program, making a Mercy education available to any student who desires it.  

Nearly $50, 000 was raised and 144 golfers participated.

We want to offer special congratulations to champions:

Women's Flight First Place: Emily Gonderinger '09, Christine Gonderinger '12, Jesse Gonderinger Sullivan '05, & Mary Gonderinger
Women's Flight Second Place: Therese McGrath '69, Chris Rix '73, Patricia Reding, & Holly Holdenried
Men's Flight First Place: Bob Gonderinger, Bob Bertsch, Bob Tatten, & Michael Piernicky
Men's Flight Second Place: Mark Davis, Dr. Richard Macdonald, Greg Martin, & Tom Lantry
Mixed Flight First Place: Judy Jarecki Boner '79, Ron Boner, Dani Boner Micek '05, & Bri Boner Stovall '07 
Mixed Flight Second Place: Annie Messersmith, Patrick Bresnahan, Kathy Burnham, & Bobby Burnham
And another special shout-out to Todd Thorson for his hole-in-one on hole 13, 170 yards with a 6 Iron Wilson Staff.

Flag Prizes 

Hole #1 - Closest to the pin in 2: Andy Powers 
Hole #3 - Longest putt made: Bob Bertsch
Hole #5 - Closest to the pin in 2: Thadd Wolff
Hole #8 - Closest to the pin from tee: Brian Hill
Hole #9 - Closest to the pin in 3: Adam Crakovich
Hole #10 - Longest putt made: Ben Heaston
Hole #14 - Closest to the pin in 2: Steve Cords
Hole #16 - Closest to the pin from the tee: Jeff Rabey
Hole #17 - Closest to the pin in 2: Duey Heffelfinger
Hole #18 - Longest drive in the fairway: Judy Boner '79

Pictures from the event are available here.