(PAINESVILLE, Ohio) – The annual Lake Erie College Storm Scramble was held at Little Mountain Country Club on Monday and proved to be a success once again. Over 100 golfers participated in the event which was won by the team of Brody Harwell, Charlie Phillips, Collin Riley and Dakota Anderson with 13-under par.
The winning margin was narrow as the second place quartet which consisted of Tyler Walters, Scott Cook, Scott Kelly and Steve Flaherty shot 12-under. The third place team via tiebreaker with an 11-under was Cliff Hunt, Shane Kline-Ruminski, John Dorko andTony Humbert. A skins game was also played with the team of Craig Vroom, Scott Caleodis, Andy Gbur, and Nathan Tieman winning two and the team of Hunt, Kline-Ruminski, Dorko and Humbert winning one.
"It was a spectacular day at Little Mountain Country Club. The energy and excitement from these tremendous supporters who were part of the Storm Scramble will be a driving force to a special year for Lake Erie College Athletics," said Director of Athletics Kelley Kish. "We are so thankful to host this event and know that all dollars raised directly impact the student-athletes in our 19 sports. Everyone who was part of the Storm Scramble plays a part in our student-athletes developing into Champions in the classroom, in our community and in their sport."
"I am constantly amazed at the support and generosity of our athletic alumni who gather for a day of friendly golf and shared memories each year," said Tony Fulgenzio, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. "This year's outing had perfect weather, excellent course conditions and a well-organized outing courtesy of Kelley and her dedicated staff of coaches and student athletes. I enjoyed hearing directly from student athletes at LEC about the impact that support has upon their academic careers."
The Storm Sponsor for the event was Reliant Staffing Solutions with lunch sponsored by Slicker Trucking, Inc.
Makayla Dull, the new assistant coach for men's and women's golf, took the first shots for teams. Raffle items were also given away and featured Storm fan packs, an autographed football from Cleveland Browns star and northeast Ohio native Denzel Ward, a Cleveland Cavaliers fan pack, a Lake County Captains fan pack, a framed Ryan Rua autographed game-worn Texas Rangers jersey, and more.
Student-athletes, staff and coaches were present throughout the day with the event started by Jake McGrinder and ended with Head Coach Reilly Murphy and Ibrahim Kanu. President Brian Posler was also in attendance throughout the day.
The funds raised will immediately go towards enhancing the Osborne Center's auxiliary gym and student-athlete storage area in the Richie Training Center weight room.