By John Hernandez
Although the cold and wet weather on Saturday resulted in a few teams dropping out, the Mammoth-San Manuel Education Foundation golf tournament was a success. The benefit tournament held at the Hayden Golf Course raised money for the Education Foundation.
The golf tournament had great prizes and a silent auction. The silent auction offered a chance to purchase a foursome to Tucson National, SaddleBrooke Ranch/Preserve and Superstition Mountain golf courses at considerable savings. Players also got to see Superintendent John Ryan, a University of Arizona Wildcat fan, wearing an ASU cap throughout the tournament. It was part of an agreement with Vern Stover that for a donation to the Foundation, Mr. Ryan would wear the cap.
The Foundation helps provide funding for programs and initiatives that will enable increased academic performance and literacy. It supports programs such as the Elk’s Project Graduation which make a positive difference in the lives of the district’s students.
The first place finishers at the tournament with a score of 9 under par were Steve Taylor, Steven Taylor, John Wahlmeier, and Rudy Flores.