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When the 91 golfers arrived at the Brassie Golf Club for the College's fifth annual alumni outing Saturday June 7, the conditions were custom-made for low numbers on their scorecards. The bright sunshine pushed temperatures into the mid-70s, chased away all the clouds, and kept the wind calm. A couple of foursomes posted amazing scores below 60 in the scramble format, but only one emerged victorious.

Barry Voorn '77, Bill Liaros '89, Mike Matariyeh, and Glen Berlin secured first place by combining to shoot 59 on the par-72 layout. Dan Mannes '92, Jim Allen '91, Tom Nagelkirk '92, and Tom Kamp '91 also finished 13 strokes under par for their round but settled for second place because they penciled a higher score on the course's most difficult hole.

"We had a great outing, and to have two teams finish with 59s is tremendous," said Dennis Harms '89, director of alumni relations. "The course was in excellent shape, and there was plenty of good golf to match. All the pieces fell into place to make this a fantastic day."

Alumni from throughout the Midwest returned to the course in Chesterton, Indiana, where the outing was held in 2002. The event raised $5500 for the Alumni Scholarship Fund, which will help children of Trinity graduates attend the College.

Besides prizes for lowest team score, the College sponsored contests for closest-to-the-pin, longest drive, and longest putt. Jim Allen not only coaxed his ball closest to the pin on one of the par-3s, but he also drilled the longest drive on the 11th hole. Rick Van Swol '84 brought his best "long" game with him: he smacked the longest drive on the first hole and sank the longest putt of the afternoon.

Amy Strong '86, Brett Mejan, and Randy Cupery '91 won closest-to-the-pin contests on the other par-3 holes, Joe Graffeo '93 landed his ball closest to the pin on the second shot of a par-4, and Lance Banninga was closest on the third shot of a par-5.

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