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Golf Tournament Raises Money

First place winners display their certificates at the tournament.

The 15th annual CSU East Bay Golf Classic wrapped up the Pioneer Athletics’ 50th Anniversary celebration raising money for Pioneer athletic scholarships.

According to Debby DeAngelis, Athletic Director of Pioneer Athletics, a total of $7,500 was raised in the event.

The tournament was held at the Monarch Bay Golf Club in San Leandro on Sept. 26 and hosted various CSUEB coaches, alumni, university faculty and staff, sponsors and community members who tee’d off in the event.

Out of the 17 teams of four that were formed for the tournament, the winning foursome was the head coach of the women and men’s golf team, Alan Sue, along with his team, which consisted of his father Jerry Sue and friends Bob MacDonald and Jon Olson.

When asked about winning the tournament, coach Sue responded with a chuckle, “As the golf coach here at East Bay, I’m supposed to put together a great team, so I did that for this with my dad and a couple of friends and we had a great time.”

Members of the winning team will have a $100 donation made in their name to the Athletic Scholarship Endowment.

Taking home the second place honors were Bruce Cherry, Paul McKeller, Mario Toscano and Greg Mitchell.

Members of the second place team will have a $50 donation made in their name to the endowment.

Longest Drive Closest to the Pin and Hole-in-One competitions were held at the tournament.

Taking home the longest drive winner bragging rights was Mike Wood, men’s basketball alumnus who played for the Pioneers from 2002 to 2006 and holds the Pioneer career points record at 1,510, as well as ranks in the top ten in five other career categories, according to Pioneer Athletics.

Proceeds of the East Bay Golf Classic went to the Richard and Susan Sheratt Athletic Scholarship Endowment, which provides financial support for student-athletes from the university’s 15 intercollegiate men and women teams and who otherwise may not have the opportunity to attend CSUEB and participate in intercollegiate athletics.

Rich Sherratt, a Pioneer baseball alumnus class of 1970 and CEO of Ballena Technologies in Alameda, along with his wife Susan created the endowment with a $25,000 gift in 2009, according to Pioneer Athletics.

The tournament serves as the largest fundraiser of the year for the athletics department.

Participating in the event was university President Morishita joined by his Chief of Staff Don Sawyer, the first time a CSUEB president has participated in the event, according to Sue.

“I think the support from the president that we’re getting in our first official year in Division II is great and we’re excited for the season,” said Sue. “This tournament kicks off the season for us and a lot of the golf team volunteered to help out with the tournament.”

Both men and woman golf teams are set to open the season with the men’s first golf tournament this weekend and the women to follow next weekend.

“We have great support out there,” said Sue. “The support from this university, the president and his staff is great for athletics.”

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