Alumni find silver lining at golf classic

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DETROIT (June 10, 2019) – More than 280 golfers enjoyed the inaugural Christian Brothers Classic golf outing, hosted by the De La Salle Alumni Association at the Detroit Golf Club on Monday.

Golfers had to dodge some morning raindrops on the premier course that is the site of the PGA’s 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic at the end of June.

“This was a fantastic turnout for our first-ever golf outing at the DGC,” said Dennis Koch, alumni relations director and a 1994 alumnus. “We had nearly four times the number of participants as the past few years.”

The event sold out, and Koch anticipates the 2020 event will return to the DGC. Numerous out-of-town alumni returned to the area for the chance to play at the historic course that opened in 1899.

Alumnus Brian Knox (1995), won two tickets to next year’s Masters Golf Tournament, which is played annually at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Proceeds from De La Salle’s golf outing support the Ed Martel Memorial Scholarship Fund, and will be used for tuition assistance. Martel, a 1987 graduate, passed away last September after a long battle with cancer. Read more.

Alumnus Steve Graus ran the silent auction. Additionally, more than 30 volunteers assisted at the outing from registration to putting contests.

Title sponsor Christian Financial Credit Union led a tremendous group of sponsors, including Health Quest (Julie Martel), Top Cat Sales (John Wangler), EA Graphics (Rich Artymovich), Schena Roofing (Anthony Schena), Kanga Roof (Bill Burkhardt), Suburban Ford (JR Peterson), Russ Milne Ford (Dr. Hanlon), Patrick Studios (Patrick Buschmohle), DJ Josh King, Holiday Pizza (Charlie Seip), Dr. Kehoe and Center for Orthopedic Surgery, Deschutes Brewery (Shannon McKay), Brew Detroit (Rick Stanza), and Eastown Distributors (Jim Quasarano).

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