The Mizzou Ag Alumni Association hosted the CAFNR Tiger Ag Classic at the L.A. Nickel golf course on Sept. 14 in Columbia. Golfers enjoyed a fun and friendly atmosphere provided by MU’s Ag Alumni Association.
The annual tournament was a four-person scramble, open to the public, with profits benefitting the students at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Money raised throughout the year supports 25 student scholarships, totaling $50,000. Additional funds are provided to support teaching enhancements in College.
“It was a day of fun, beautiful weather and a chance to reconnect with alumni and friends of the College,” said Dana Brown Haynes, Director of Alumni Relations.
The Ag Alumni hosted 32 teams, with more than 120 golfers.
Winners were announced at an awards ceremony during the Great MU Steak Fry at Cosmo Park. Golf participants enjoyed the meal as they were entertained with announcements of winners and the introduction of the students benefitting from Ag Alumni Association Scholarships.
This year’s overall winning golf team was Dany Baker, Doug Eiken, Jerry Hitzhusen and Mindy Bullard. Mindy is an assistant coach for the Mizzou women’s golf team; Hitzhusen is an associate professor in CAFNR’s department of parks, recreation and tourism.
“Participants can see what their donations go to,” said Thad Koenigsfeld, Chairman of the Tiger Ag Classic. “I like seeing our alumni interact with young people.”
Students receiving scholarships this year include Michael Bachmann, Cody Begemann, Ally Bettels, Kile Brewer, Emily Brundick, Kaitlin Flick, Mariah Hart, Kayla Hauck, Christopher Hudson, Yusef Jaouni, Matt Jeffers, Sadie Kinne, Jeffrey Knipmeyer, Courtney Leeper, Tyler Martin, Braydon Minear, Rebecca Nelson, Samuel Peters, Wendy Rechterman, Levin Roweton, Danielle Tilly, Jefferson Thomas, Brett Varner, Jillian Yoder and Shannon Yokley.
“I’ve enjoyed every aspect of this tournament. I’ve participated since I was a junior in college in 2000,” said Koenigsfeld.