Sault Tribe Golf Scholarship Classic held

Mixed Division Winners: O'Connor's Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Vance Barber, Mary Barber, Madison Wilkie and Ken Wilkie.

Golfers from across the state competed in the 18th Annual Sault Tribe Golf Scholarship Classic held at the Wild Bluff Golf Course in Brimley on July 28. The annual event generated over $77,000 for the tribe’s scholarship fund. The two-day event began Friday night with a reception held at Kewadin Casino & Convention Center in Sault Ste. Marie. The reception, sponsored by PNC Bank, gave golfers the chance to pre-register for the event and mingle with fellow golfers and sponsors. Those attending enjoyed complimentary hors d’oeuvres and won a variety of door prizes donated by vendors. The Classic, the main event of the weekend, began with a shotgun start. The O’Connor’s Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram team won the Mixed Division with a 62, followed by Sault Printing Co. with a 64 and in third was DTE Energy with a 67. In the Men’s Division, Helen Newberry Joy Hospital took first place with a 60, followed by Kewadin Casino #1 with a 64 and in third was J & M Printing with a 64 after the scorecard playoff. During the Classic, golfers had the chance to win cash prizes up to $25,000 and one of two vehicles sponsored by O’Connor’s Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and Soo Motors, Inc. during the hole-in-one contests. Golfers also had the opportunity to test their skills for a chance to win $10,000 before the Classic at the Putting Contest sponsored by Butzel Long. The 2018 Sault Tribe Golf Scholarship Classic was organized by Jessica Dumback, Cody Jodoin, Tamara Roche and Jake Sillers, and was hosted by Kewadin Casinos and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Next year’s event is scheduled for July 27. Team O’Connor’s Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram was the Mixed Division winners, pictured above, with golfers Vance Barber, Mary Barber, Madison Wilkie and Ken Wilkie. In the Men’s Division, pictured below, Team Helen Newberry Joy Hospital took first place, with golfers Scott Pillion, Hunter Nostrant, Nathan Neeb and Cliff Fossitt Jr.