Seventh Annual Dusty Golf Tournament Attracts Record Number of Entries

Despite temperatures well past the century mark, the Seventh Annual Dusty Golf Tournament last weekend at Lake Casa Blanca Golf Course attracted a record 180 participants in the two-day scholarship benefit for students at Texas A&M International University.

A&M International president Dr. Ray Keck greeted participants, thanking them for their support.

"About 70 percent of our students qualify for and receive financial aid to complete their higher education dream, and we are most grateful to Tournament participants for providing this much-needed scholarship support, " Dr. Keck said.

Friday evening's silent auction was also the largest in the event with items including everything from spa packages and works by local artists to a mammoth gas grill and yoga lessons. Completing his fourth term as Tournament Director was Dr. Stephen Lunce, TAMIU professor of information systems.

Seventh Annual Dusty Golf Tournament sponsors and partners included:

Beryllium Underwriter: Mercy Health Plans.

Hole in One Sponsors: Deutsch & Deutsch, Paul Young AutoMall, Powell Watson, Wright-GMAC Real Estate.

Hole Sponsors: Barnes and Noble College Bookstores, Cadbeck Staffing, Cingular Wireless, AEP-CPL, Wells Fargo, Laredo National Bank, Doctors Hospital, Laredo BorderPlex Area-Wide Phone Book, American Campus Communities, Aramark, and Texas A&M International University.

Student Team Sponsors: Marcus Moreno-Allstate Insurance, IBC, Reliant Energy, Sanchez Oil and Gas, Don Krueger Construction Co.

Golf-Cart sponsors: American Filtration, GEO Mortage, Kazen, Meurer, Perez Attorneys at Law.

Golf Contributors: Arguindegui Oil Co., Balt Ramos, Carmin's Flower and Gift Shop, Dr. Carmen Rathmell, Neel Title Corporation, Shaw Enterprises, Target Stores, Dr. Bonnie A. Rudolph, Sprint, South Texas Distributors, Inc., Southern Distributing Co., Coca-Cola Bottling of Laredo, Dr. Efren Moreno.

Skills Contests Grand Prize sponsor: Sames Motor Company.

Grand Prize Skills Contest Sponsor; and Wright and Associates GMAC Real Estate, $1,000,000 hole-in-one-shot.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 326.2175.

University office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Final Results Follow:

2002 Dusty Golf Final Results

Women's

Players Gross Score

1. Hazel Jordan, Lynn Trebesch, Ryuko Nemoto 82

2. Beth Porter, Glenda Barrera, Alice Darland 85

Flight 1

Players Gross Score

1. Neto Martinez Jr., Sid Lemon, David Smith 57

2. Rourke Melendez, Robert T. Melendez, Gregg Melendez 60

3. B.J. Palumbo, Randy Falk, Gabe Lozano 64

4. Tony Jimenez, Rick Jimenez, Felix Gamez 68

Flight 2

Players Gross Score

1. Charles McGarity, Martin Infante, Richard Johnson 61

2. Mando Bustamante, Jessie Buentello, Julio Gonzalez 62

3. Trooper Meza, Nando Mendoza, Neto Benavides 66

4. Jessie Martinez, J.L. Martinez Jr., J.L. Martinez Sr. 68

Jerry Palacios, Tomas Palacios, Tomas Palacios Jr. 68

Flight 3

Players Gross Score

1. Beto Pina, Joe Lopez, Javi Rodriguez 61

2. Shelby Barrera, Sam Gutierrez, Luis Garza 65

3. Frank Almaraz, Chente Sanchez, Bob Mancha 65

4. Ramiro Alarcon, Mario Gonzalez, Billy Palacios 65

5. Mickey Rangel, Carlos Fernandez, Kenny Mussett 66

Joe Valadez, Mario Valadez, Alex Valadez 66

David Trevino, Jorge Arechiga, Jeff Puig 66

8. Skip Woods, Jerry Woods, Major Perez 67

9. J.D. Wendeborn, Mario Gonzalez, Mike Bruni 68

10. Sam Sanchez, Brett Nidey, David Lozano 69

Lance Cremar, Alfonso Garza, R.J. Garza 69

12. Roberto Plata, Carlos Ramos, Hector Garza 70

Robert Pequeno, Roger Mahtani, Bob Thompson 70

14. Mario Rodriguez, Alejandro Gomez, Joe Tapia 71

15. Jamie Garza, Ernesto Gonzalez, Jesus Garza 73

16. Juventino Villarreal, Marc Licon 79

Flight 4

Players Gross Score

1. Terry Roscoe, Fred Arce, Tim Cyr 63

2. Jesse Valdez, Rey Ramirez, Reyes Galvan 65

3. Roberto Molina, Jesus Calzado, Robert Molina 66

4. Jessie Tapa, Gary Soliz, Ruben Salinas 66

5. Ramiro Gomez, Javier Montemayor, Rolando Lopez 67

Steve Hernandez, David Harden, Raj Ghandi 67

Fernando De Luna, Rudt De Luna, Brad Kurtland 67

8. Rau Rezendez, John Carroll, Jorge Rodriguez 68

Albert Sanchez, Amado Ayala, Viviano Cantu 68

10. Felix Velasquez, Jorge Gonzalez, Ernesto Segura 69

11. Gabriel Gonzalez, Marcos Pompa, Jesus Pompa 70

Jorge Castillo, James Flores, Wayne Wright 70

Rudy Lozano, Adolfo Aldape, Marcus Moreno 70

14. Ciro Gonzalez, Angel Gonzalez, Rico Peimbert 71

Mario Sanchez, Alejandro De La Fuente, Francisco De La Fuente 71

16. Jorge Degollado, Rey Reyna, Chuy Serna 72

17. Robert Perez, Hector Alaniz, George Montemayor 74

18. Baldomero Alcorta, Keith Mitchel, Jesus Valdez 76

19. Robert Gonzalez, Blas Martinez, Carlos Hornedo 79

Flight 5

Players Gross Score

1. Javier Soto, Fernando Soto, Gerardo Villarreal 65

2. Gerrardo Alvarado, Carla Alvarado, Rene Ruiz 70

3. Alex Gonzalez, Joseph Galvan, Joe Ruiz 72

4. Steven Wright, Jeff King, Mark Pichardo 73

Jamie Rios, W.W. Riggs, Jeffery Cass 73

Craig Jones, Fernando De La Rosa, Aaron Rodriguez 73

7. Magic Reyna, Marvin Hickson, Juan Cantu 75

Adrian Benavides, Joe Mendoza, Mauricio Zepeda 75

9. Omar Camacho, Jorge Flores, Ricky Luna 78

10. Roberto Manzo, Jacob Lopez, Servando Ramirez 80

11. Hazel Jordan, Lynn Trebesch, Ryuko Nemoto 82

Jeff Jones, Jose Chavez 82

13. Victor Chapa, Antonio Eguila, Simon Martinez 83

14. Beth Porter, Glenda Barrera, Alice Darland 85


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