SUU's First Golf Classic Earns Scholarship SupportOctober 28, 2008
Southern Utah University’s first annual Thor's Thunder Classic, held at Entrada Country Club, grossed more than $82,000 benefiting the University's Scholarship Fund as well as providing monies to fund alumni chapter scholarships and chapters.
The event, filled at a 30-team capacity, had participants taking to the nationally-recognized Johnny Miller signature course in St. George.
State Bank of Southern Utah and Wells Fargo Bank were major sponsors for the event, joined by title sponsors, The Leavitt Group, Zions Bank and Entrada Country Club.
Event organizer and SUU Director of Alumni Relations Mindy Benson said, "We were very excited about the total money we raised and the number of participants. For a first year golf tournament, it was a fantastic finish. The support we received on this event from the sponsors, the volunteers and the teams was a truly statewide representation, and it was rewarding to see such a collaborative effort for SUU."
First place honors went to team Suh'datsing, comprised of Travis Parashonts, Scott Miller, Shane Parashonts, Scott Lee and Vince Tauanuu. The Leavitt Group placed second and included team members Nate Esplin, Chris Utterback, Brad Seamons, Mike Evans and Annie Thurman.
Winning teams received prizes ranging from Entrada Pro Shop certificates to jackets and sleeves of golf balls.