Angus golfers raise $12,500 on the greens

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Sixty-eight Angus golfers hit the greens July 14 at the Forest Ridge Golf Club in Broken Arrow, Okla., to raise more than $12,500 in gross proceeds for education, youth and research. The 15th annual Angus Foundation Golf Tournament was hosted in conjunction with the 2015 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Tulsa, Okla.

“Our golf tournament continues to be a popular event for our sponsors and players alike,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “These Angus enthusiasts are providing for our breed’s future, and our goal is for everyone to have an enjoyable time, while knowing they are supporting a worthwhile cause.”

Golf tournament winners this year in Flight A were Gary, Clayton and Travis Stevenson, from Caldwell, Texas. In Flight B, the top golfers were Gregory Connell, Eugene, Mo.; Sam Wallace, Stotts City, Mo.; Cameron Ward, Plattsburg, Mo.; and Cody Beck, Stillwater, Okla. Winners in Flight C were Dru Uden, Franklin, Neb.; Trevor Lienemann, Princeton, Neb.; Adam Graven, Rock Wall, Texas; and Eric Morrow, Montague, Texas.

The 2015 tournament sponsors included the overall event sponsor, the Gary Stevenson Family of Flying G Ranch, Caldwell and Rio Vista, Texas. Hole-in-one sponsors were Paul and Lynn Hill, Sarah and Jason Schaffer; and Neenah and Alok Jain, all of Bidwell, Ohio. The Club House sponsor was Kevin Milliner, a Zoetis cattle genetics specialist from Oklahoma. Hole sponsors included the Georgia Angus Association; In Memory of Lyle Haring by Roger J. Hill, Camanche, Iowa; Lazy JB Angus, Montrose, Colo.; Maplecrest Farms, Hillsboro, Ohio; McCabe Genetics, Elk City, Kan.; the Mississippi Angus Association; Pfeiffer Angus Farms, Mulhall, Okla.; Rogen Angus, Brandon, S.D.; Doug Satree Angus, Montague, Texas; Sodak Angus, Reva, S.D.; the Wagner Girls, Billings, Mont.; and the Wisconsin Junior Angus Association.

Flag sponsors included Auctioneer Harry H. Bachman, Annville, Pa.; Dal Porto Livestock, Brentwood, Calif.; Heimsoth Angus, Cameron, Mo.; Hillside Angus Ranch/the Washams, Pierce City, Mo.; Mason Valley Cattle Co., Bentonville, Ark.; the Michigan Angus Association; and White River Cattle Co., Fayetteville, Ark.

In addition, Cusack Meats, Oklahoma City, Okla., provided Certified Angus Beef brand (CAB) steaks for the tournament awards luncheon. Slate Group, Lubbock, Texas, assisted with the printing of the signs and banners for the tournament.

Will Fiske, National Junior Angus Board (NJAB) foundation director from Greenville, Va., and Lauren Grimes, NJAB director from Hillsboro, Ohio, served as this year’s masters of ceremonies.

For more information on NJAS events, visit www.ANGUS.org. Also, plan to tune in to a special NJAS episode of The Angus Report at 7:30 a.m. CDT Monday, July 27, on RFD-TV.