AC grad nabs scholarship

From left: Cowley president Dr. Dennis C. Rittle, Garrett VanDeventer, Mike Groves and Cowley athletic director Shane Larson.

Cowley College freshman Garrett VanDeventer was named this year’s Brian Groves Memorial Scholarship recipient during the 26th annual Tiger Skins/Brian Groves Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday at Quail Ridge Golf Course in Winfield.

VanDeventer is a member of the baseball team and is majoring in pre-engineering and has a 3.61 grade point-average. The Arkansas City High School grad helped the Bulldogs to a Class 4A State title in 2017. The left-hander tossed 11 2/3 innings for the Tigers in 2020 and will be used in a variety of roles in the upcoming season.

Brian Groves (Class of 1998) was a member of the golf team before moving on to Southwestern College in Winfield. He was killed in a one-vehicle accident in 2002.

The event, with 14 teams, continues to serve as a successful fundraiser for Tiger Booster Club scholarships. Along with the 56 golfers, several area businesses helped to sponsor the event. Community National Bank served as the Tournament sponsor.

The team of Brock Buckingham, Brent Burroughs, Tanner Armfield and Trevor Harris won Flight A. The second-place team in Flight A consisted of Aaron Sanderholm, Mike Sanderholm, Don Colquhoun and Nick Colquhoun.

The first-place team in Flight B was made up of Todd Clark, Troy Thrasher, Andy Scheef and Nick Stoll. The team of Larson, Aaron Hollins, Tim Hilario and Zeb Shelton placed second in Flight B.

Course contest winners:

• Closest to the pin on hole 5 — Brent Burroughs.

• Closest to the pin on hole 13 — Linda Hargrove.

• Longest made putt on hole 1 — Shane Larson.

• Longest made putt on hole 10 — Bob Juden.

• Putting contest — Kevin Campbell and Tommy DeSalme.

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