July 19, 2002


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Shelia Stannard at (816) 383-5152 or sstannard@angus.org







            Angus enthusiasts took a break from their normal routine at the 2002 National Junior Angus Show to “Tee off to the Future” as 11 teams of golfers played in the second annual Angus Foundation Golf Tournament.  The tournament took place July 9 at the Songbird Hills Golf Club in Hartland, Wis.

            After a morning of golf, the athletes gathered for a Certified Angus BeefÒsteak lunch and an awards ceremony.  The first place team, sponsored by Champion Hill, Bidwell, Ohio, and Gamble Angus, Clinton, Tenn., included Jon Davis, Gallipolis, Ohio; Bruce Stertzbach, Louisville, Ohio; Lydell Meier, Clinton, Tenn.; and Dick Carmichael, Springfield, Tenn.  Stertzbach also won the award for being closest to the pin.

            Second place team members included Angus breeders Tim Fitzgerald, Alderson, W.Va.; and Mike Wieben, Leesburg, Va.  Steve Brandt and Mike McGeorge rounded out the second place team.  Other prize winners included Doug Parrett, Urbana, Ill., longest putt; and Richard Dyar, Crossville, Ala., longest drive.

            “We really appreciate the support from the sponsors and golfers that we had for this year’s event,” says Christy Walther, National Junior Angus Association retiring Foundation director from Mount Crawford, Va.  “The golf tournament is an enjoyable way for Angus enthusiasts to spend a day while raising money for the Angus Foundation.”

            Belle Point Ranch, Lavaca, Ark., sponsored awards for the event.  Paws Up Angus Ranch, Greenough, Mont., was the cart sponsor.  Pheasant Trek, Wilton, Calif., and Holiday Ranch, Terrebonne, Ore., were hole sponsors.  Other sponsors include Sydenstricker Angus Farms, Mexico, Mo., and Lewis Maiorino Ranches Inc., Dos Palos, Calif.

            The Angus Foundation supports youth, education and research.  For more information about the Angus Foundation, log onto www.angusfoundation.org.