Southeast Missouri's Department of Athletics hosted the 35th Annual Kohlfeld Distributing Charlie Brune Classic under partly cloudy skies and comfortable temperatures at the Cape Girardeau Country Club last Friday.
A total of 50 teams and 200 golfers participated in this year's event with, 14 competing in the morning flight and 36 finishing the day in the afternoon.
The morning champions, representing CapAmerica, were Mark Gammon, Cory Cissel, Jon Page, and SEMO Hall of Famer Trae Hastings. The CapAmerica team shot a 12-under 58.
In the afternoon, the team of Dr. Nick Harter, Glen Harter, Brandon Cooper, and Nick Martin, representing Harter Family Dentistry, won first place with a score of 51, good for 19-strokes under par.
The day also included a number of closest to the pin, longest putt and longest drive contests.
Several sponsors were on site to help provide food, beverages and various prizes. During lunch, golfers got their first taste of Sugarfire Smoke House, which will be opening in Cape later this summer, and breakfast for the morning golfers was provided by Mary Jane bourbon + smokehouse, which is also currently under construction and opening later this year.
SEMO Director of Athletics Brady Barke and a number of Redhawk coaches and staff members, including head men’s basketball coach Rick Ray, head football coach Tom Matukewicz, and head baseball coach Andy Sawyers, assisted with putts and drives on designated holes.
The Kohlfeld Distributing Charlie Brune Classic is one of three signature fundraising events SEMO Athletics organizes each year. All proceeds of the golf outing went SEMO athletic scholarships.
The next signature event for the Redhawks will be the third annual Redhawks Trivia Night & Auction, presented by The Bank of Missouri, held on Sept. 29. Early bird registration is open now, and fans can sign-up their team of eight at www.gosoutheast.com/trivia.
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