Baker City golf tournament nets $3,500 for student scholarships
The first-ever Pat Clubb Memorial Golf Tournament on Sept. 23 raised approximately $3,500 for scholarships for Blue Mountain Community College students. Students from Baker, Union and Wallowa counties will now have the opportunity to apply for the Pat Clubb Memorial Scholarship through the BMCC Foundation.
The tournament honored the late Pat Clubb, who lived in Baker County with her husband, Jack, a supporter of the BMCC Foundation. Jack Clubb greeted guests at the tournament to honor his late wife. BMCC Board of Education member Bob Savage, who represents Baker County in the BMCC service district, worked with the BMCC Foundation and BMCC Baker County Center Director Dan Koopman to organize the event.
Eleven teams participated in the scramble. The winning team with a low score of 58 for 18 holes was Candace Hoskins, Todd Crockett, Mark Grigg and Ricky Gloria from Baker City. The second place team with a score of 62 included Mike Barhyte, Joe Rosenberg, Gary Prout and Tim Gilbert of Pendleton.
A 2018 Chevy Malibu was up for grabs as a Hole-In-One prize, sponsored by Baker Garage, but no one made the shot. Participants also enjoyed a tri-tip BBQ lunch prepared by BMCC alum and former Associated Student Government President Bill Markgraf, his wife Calesta, and their daughter Nicole, both of whom also are BMCC graduates. All three were part of BMCC’s agriculture program and now ranch in Baker City.
“It was incredible to receive such support from Baker citizens to make this tournament a success,” said Margaret Gianotti, executive director of the BMCC Foundation.
Anyone interested in contributing to the Pat Clubb Memorial Scholarship – or any BMCC scholarship – may contact Gianotti, 541-278-5775, or Koopman at 541-523-2358.