Golfers raised a record $19,000 for Wake Tech student-athletes! Nearly 100 golfers teed it up today in Wake Technical Community College's annual Athletic Scholarship Golf Tournament. It's the eleventh anniversary of the event, which takes place at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Raleigh, the home course for Wake Tech golf teams.
All players received carts, driving range privileges, an Eagle "goodie bag", prizes, and buffet-style lunch after play. The event included a longest drive competition and closest to the pin competition.
It was a tiebreaker for second and first place. Teams "LS3P" and "New Atlantic" scored 57. New Atlantic came out on top. "The Cool Guys" finished in third place.
The money will help athletes with tuition costs, as state funds cannot be used for scholarships. "We strive to give our athletes all they need to be successful," says Barry Street, WTCC Athletics Director. "Events like our annual golf tournament help make that possible."
Photo Gallery: 11th Annual Wake Tech Athletics Golf Tournmanent