Hawks & Highways: KU Alumni Invitational held at Prairie Dunes for ninth year

Posted on Jun 28, 2018 in Alumni News, News, and Sports

The Hawks and Highways tour stopped in Hutchinson for a Jayhawk tradition unlike any other. The ninth annual KU Alumni Invitational took place June 25 at Prairie Dunes Country Club.

The annual event brought members of the  Presidents Club together to enjoy a round of golf with KU special guests. Chancellor Doug Girod, Bill Self, head men’s basketball coach, and Heath Peterson, president of the KU Alumni Association, all attended.

Championship flightA foursome of Zach Dyer, Will Moore, Cameron Wilste and Kyle Tucker won the championship flight at the KU Alumni Invitational at Prairie Dunes.

The foursome of Zach Dyer, Will Moore, Cameron Wilste and Kyle Tucker won the championship flight.

“The alumni invitational at Prairie Dunes is a fantastic event,” said Moore, l’06.  “Having the opportunity to play one of the best golf courses in the world with fellow Jayhawks is an unbelievable opportunity. The event is well organized and always a great time. I look forward to playing every year.”

“First, it’s a great venue, a first class golf course,” said John Miles. “My group and I played last year and knew we had to come back. The Alumni Association and the Williams Fund do a great job setting up the event and making everyone who participates feel important.”

Kent Deutsch, Kent Richardson, Tommy Castor, and Chris Ugolini made up the first flight leaders at the KU Alumni Invitational at Prairie Dunes

Kent Deutsch, Kent Richardson, Tommy Castor, and Chris Ugolini made up the first flight leaders.

The event was presented by Tickets for Less, a partner of the KU Alumni Association. Campus partners includingKansas Athletics the Williams Education Fund, KU Admissions, the School of Social Welfare, and the KU Medical School also attended.

—Ryan Camenzind

 

Hawks & Highways is a multi-year effort coordinated by the KU Alumni Association and Kansas Athletics. Tour events feature appearances by KU coaches as well as university administrators and other special guests. 

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A windy day on the golf course

Posted on Oct 16, 2013 in Alumni News, News, and Sports

The fourth annual KU Alumni Association Invitational was held at Prairie Dunes Country Club near Hutchinson on Monday.

Twenty-five teams of four players each battled tough, windy conditions and a short rain shower on the famous course, but the golfers persevered.

The winning team included Life Member Mark Lierz, c’83, m’87, of St. Joseph, Mo., and friends Brad Nurski, Harry Roberts and Matt Thrasher. The winning score was a tournament record 18 under par 52.

The team will represent KU in the Acura College Alumni Team Championship at North Carolina’s legendary Pinehurst Resort.

Many thanks to Jeff Kennedy, j’81, chair of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors, for working at the tournament and greeting golfers, and to his law firm, Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer, L.L.P., for sponsoring the tournament.

Thanks also to Chris Hamman, b’85, and his business, Golf Etc., for sponsoring the tournament and providing hole prizes.

Stay tuned for information about next year’s tournament!

Check out pictures from the tournament in the slideshow below, or click here to see the photos on Flickr. The photos may be downloaded for personal use.

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