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27th Annual Warrior Wood and Wedge A Success


By: Sterling College Athletics


NEWTON, Kan. ( –The 27th Annual Warrior Wood & Wedge Golf Tournament took place Saturday, June 10th, at Sand Creek Station in Newton, Kansas.

Thirty-six teams participated in this year’s event. The proceeds from the tournament are used to purchase new athletic equipment, upgrade athletic facilities throughout campus that directly affect our student-athletes experience.

This year’s championship flight tournament winners were George Stover, Pat Fulton, Brian Budke, Scott Grier shooting a tournament-low 54. Second place in the championship flight was Chris Duskin, Greg West, Steve Meier and Dustin Anderson with 59.

The second flight winners were the Mike Folks, Kyle Reiger, James Reiger and Guy Gann, shooting a respectable 63. Second place by tie-break in the 2nd flight, also shooting a 63, were Steve Bangert, Rylie Hayes, Kenan and Chad Comley.

The third flight winners were made up of Scott Downing, Don Porter, Andrew Downing and Larry Leibrand 71. 2nd place in the third flight, also by a tie-break, were Don Reed, Kyle Reed, Thomas Reed and Allen Caskey.

Contest winners for this year’s tournament include:

Taylor Almquist, Longest Putt-Sponsored by McPherson Chiropractic

Nino Herrea, Closest to the Pin #3 -Sponsored by Central Prairie Coop

Rick Tuxhorn, Outdoor Smokeless Fire Pit Grill Winner #17 -Sponsored by the Warrior Athletic Association

Kaylea Hein, Women’s Longest Drive-Sponsored by Luxe Build + Design

Brian Budke, Longest Drive-Sponsored by Luxe Build + Design

Sterling College Athletic Director, Justin Morris, was thrilled with the success of this year’s tournament. “Wow, another great turnout in support of Sterling College Athletics and our student-athletes. We had a perfect day for golf, coupled with some great fellowship and networking. We are so very thankful the loyal support the long standing tournament provides for our student-athletes.”

The Sterling College Athletic Department would like to thank the following sponsors:

Corporate Sponsors:

First Bank, EGE, Conklin Cars, Simpson Construction, Luxe Build + Design, Associated Imaging Service, Home Lumber, Novack Motors, Rice County Hospital, and Alliance Orthopedic Sports Medicine.

Dinner Sponsor (Pete’s Back Alley Barbecue)

EGE and Runnin 6 Farms

Hole-in-One Sponsor:

Eden’s Auto Sales

Business and Team Sponsors:

Miller Homebuilders, Mammoth Construction, Chartwells, Kansas Ethanol, High Point Pharms, Patterson Cabinet & Mill Work, Bennett Insulation, Dwight Nichols, Sterling Services, Outlaw Brothers, Sterling Services, Turf Solutions, All Creatures Small Animal Hospital, Alden State Bank, Dos Amigos, , Erickson Home Builders, Jacam Catalyst, IMA, Bor Law Office, Hood Construction, Janitorial Supply, Kansas Ethanol, Central Prairie Coop, McPherson Chiropractic, Dr. Mark Reed,  AB’s Barbershop, Takako America, Pepsi, Village Charters, Mammoth Construction, and INA Alert.

Photo Gallery of the 27th Annual Warrior Wood And Wedge Golf Tournament is available here.