The 27th annual Marietta College golf outing took place Friday on a cool, cloudy day at the Marietta Country Club.
The outing featured 24 teams of four, an improvement over last year's 22 teams. Taking first place was the team of Steve Davis, Mike Beardmore, Doug Robinson, and Jeff Filkovski. The foursome shot a 53, good for 17 under par.
"It's pretty amazing," Davis said. "We shot a 24 on the back nine. I think overall we had seven birdies and two eagles. It was unbelievable."
JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Marietta College head football coach Jeff Filkovski lines up a putt during the 27th annual Marietta College golf outing at the Marietta Country Club Friday.
Davis also produced one of the highlights of the outing, shooting a hole-in-one on hole number 12.
"I hit my wedge, and it landed about 15-feet behind the hole," Davis said. "Then it spun backwards and went in the hole."
Davis said it was the sixth hole-in-one he has shot in his lifetime.
"The guys on our team, we've played all our lives, and we're all members of the Marietta Country Club. We may have had a little home field advantage," Davis joked.
The second place team was the foursome of Cameron Fouss, Ryan Boley, Scott Hollister, and Matt Mallett with a score of 58. The third place team of Jon VanderWal, Chad Spence, Brent Cahill, and Joe Puch also shot a 58, but lost a tie-breaker to the second place team.
Marietta College athletic director Larry Hiser said the outing was a success.
"It's a good fundraiser," Hiser said. "I'm impressed with the number of people. It's great to see people support Marietta athletics."
Several MC coaches, athletes, professors and staff members participated. Along with VanderWal (basketball) and Filkovski (football), other coaches in attendance included Brian Brewer (baseball), Ray Costa (volleyball), Jeanne Arbuckle (softball) Andy Bucheit (basketball), and Steve Rose (soccer).
Although it is a fundraiser, Hiser said a lot of people take it very seriously and are very competitive.
"In Marietta, golf is more competitive than a lot of places I've been," Hiser said. "People have their eye on the prize. A lot of them came to win. It's pretty laid-back in here (the clubhouse) but it gets intense on the course."
Cash prizes were awarded to the top teams, while there were also several hole prizes and a raffle. The outing was run by the Pioneer Club, and all proceeds benefit the Marietta College Athletic Department.
1. Beardmore, Davis, Filkovski, Robinson - 53 (-17)
2. Fouss, Boley, Hollister, Mallett - 58 (-12)
3. VanderWal, Puch, Cahill, Spence - 58 (-12)