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Big Hit

Written by Mike Thee
August 11, 2011
The Albers School's annual golf tournament drew a large field, including John Day of T-Mobile; Dave Tinius, professor of accounting; Ralph Graves of the Port of Seattle; and Gareth Green, the new chair of the Department of Economics. 

The Albers School of Business and Economics held its ninth annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Aug. 8, and by all accounts, the fundraiser for scholarships was a rousing success. 

“Our objective this year, in keeping with rising standards at Albers, was to continue our commitment to raising student scholarships while filling the field and increasing the quality of the tournament,” said Rob Bourke, assistant director of annual giving and alumni relations in the Albers School.

That objective was met. While the final numbers weren’t yet available at this writing, Bourke expected the dollars raised for scholarships to exceed the $10,000 goal. The tournament also saw a 30 percent increase in the number of participants, with 130 players, 10 sponsors and 20 volunteers managing the event.

As for the golf itself, there were some exciting moments in the competition. One highlight, Barb Hauke, director of marketing and communications, said was when the group including ’82 Albers graduate and former State Senator Dino Rossi recorded an eagle.