Golfers, sponsors raise $255K for Western Maryland Health System Foundation
CUMBERLAND, MD, October 30, 2018 – Though the weather was cold, wet and windy, 57 brave teams took to the courses on Monday morning at the Cumberland Country Club and the Omni Bedford Springs Old Course to participate in the 22nd Annual Western Maryland Health System Golf Classic.
The golfers, auction and generous sponsors contributed to raise a record $255,000 that directly benefits the good work of the WMHS Foundation, which averages a million dollars annually in support to UPMC Western Maryland. The Foundation funds projects large and small, including capital, equipment and patient care needs.
“It was a great day of golf, fellowship and fundraising,” said Karen Johnson, Chief Development Officer & Executive Director, [UPMC Western Maryland] Foundation. “We are very thankful for all the community support and for the many people that work so hard to make this happen.”
Despite less-than-ideal conditions, scoring was low as teams played an 18-hole scramble format. At Bedford Springs, the team from Rocky Gap Casino and Resort made up of Rick Flowers, Joe Macauley, Lou Dicampii and Skylar Dice took home the gross championship with a score of 61, won by card-off.
Second place gross, also scoring 61, was won by the Fore Sisters Golf Course team of Barry Flaer, Eric Johnson, Neal Brayton and David Marple.
Third Place Gross, won with a score of 64, was taken down by the Pat and Nancy Adams team of Paul Mansfield, Brent Fontanesi, Ryan Hassen and Dan Zcolcsak.
The net championship was taken home with a score of 53 by the Chemstar team of Ron Leach, Shawn Benson, Mike Burns and Scott Nunley. Second place net was won with a score of 56 by the Medline team of Aaron Crilly, John Gordon, Mark Morgan and Don Reams. Third place, a 58, was won by the Lumos team of Michael Briel, Mike Briel, Todd Smoot and Scott Austin.
Closest to the pin winners at Bedford Springs included Brandon Moran on No. 2, Eric Johnson on No. 4, Mike Burns on No. 10, Eric Johnson on No. 14, and Mike Burns on No. 17. The longest drive winner on No. 16 was Barry Flaer. The straightest drive winner on No. 13 was Danny Carter. Joe Macauley was the winner of the “Beat the Pro.”
At Cumberland Country Club, the gross winner was won with a score of 60 by the Geppert, McMullen, Paye and Getty team of Greg Getty, Bruce Hanna, Gary Hanna and Mike Price. Second place was won with a score of 61 by the R.H. Lapp & Sons team of Jim Donahue, Michael Fetchero, George Lapp and Bryan Marker. Third Place Gross, with a score of 62, was won by the PharmaCare team of John Balch, Barry Knotts, Aaron Raines and John Smyth.
The net champion came in with a score of 55, and was won by the Egle Nursing Home team of David Lauder, Jim Lauder, Jeff Metz and Rick Scaletta. Second place, with a score of 56, was won by the Berkeley Research Group team of Joe Carter, Colby Ingram, Josh Repac and Rich Repac.
A third place net of 57 was won by the Potomac Highlands team of Dr. Dave Dusenberry, Andy Salonish, John Sensabaugh and Rodger Shanholtz.
Closest to the pin winners at the Cumberland Country Club included Mike Parsons on No. 1, Bruce Otto on No. 6, Mike Fetchero on No. 10, Jay Stanislawczyk on No. 12, Cody Morton on No. 15 and Marlon Cooper on No. 18. The longest drive winner on No. 8 was Joe Caporale and the straightest drive winner on No. 14 was Rameen Shafiei.
Planning will begin immediately for the 2019 event. For more information regarding the WMHS Golf Classic and the UPMC Western Maryland Foundation, contact 240-964-8100.