A ‘Classically’ Fun Event

Mizzou Ag Alumni Association hosts the 2013 Tiger Ag Classic Golf Tournament

Alumni and friends gathered to support College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources students at the 2013 Tiger Ag Classic Golf Tournament, Friday, Sept. 6, at L.A. Nickell Golf Course in Columbia.

Tiger Ag ClassicThis year’s tournament, sponsored by the Mizzou Ag Alumni Association, hosted more than 130 golfers who helped raise an anticipated $20,000 for CAFNR scholarships and teaching enhancements.

Following the tournament, the golfers and other CAFNR friends met at Cosmo Park for the annual Steak Fry and to announce the winners of the Paul Vaughn Memorial trophy. The day was hot, and so were participant’s golf games. The winners of the Championship flight were CAFNR Dean Tom Payne, Alumnus Bill Buckner, Alumnus Gene Gerke, and CAFNR student Emilio Cuartero, senior in agribusiness and a Mizzou Men’s Golf Team member, from Spain.

Cuartero has been golfing since he was 8 years old. He has been on the Mizzou Men’s Golf Team since he was a freshman.

“Coach Leroux heard about me being interested to coming in the U.S.,” Cuartero said. “We Skyped and I loved his enthusiasm. CAFNR is a great place to be; I would not change my major for anything in the world.”

In addition, the Ag Alumni Association recognized Bill Buckner as one of the 2013 Citation of Merit Award winners at the Steak Fry.

Tiger Ag Classic's winning team. From left to right: Gene Gerke, Bill Buckner, Emilio Cuartero and Tom Payne.Tiger Ag Classic’s winning team. From left to right: Gene Gerke, Bill Buckner, Emilio Cuartero and Tom Payne.

The Mizzou Ag Alumni Association would like to thank all of the generous sponsors and golf participants who helped make this a successful fundraising event.

See more images from the event at CAFNR’s Flickr site.