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Inaugural Golf Classic raises $122,000 to support school programs

Nearly 90 golfers teed off at the inaugural University Liggett School U Club Golf Classic, presented by Ray Laethem Motor Village, at the Country Club of Detroit on Monday, June 27. "The U Club Golf Classic is the perfect example of the community coming together around a common goal — supporting athletics and club activities at University Liggett School," said Cressie Boggs, Director of Development and Alumni Relations. “We are so grateful for all those who came out to play and volunteered at the event, which is sure to become a new tradition for our school.” The event raised $122,000 to support University Liggett School's U Club, which included more than $90,000 in sponsorships. The U Club supports students and their participation in athletic teams and clubs at the school. Golfers had the opportunity to earn prize money for the longest shot and closest to the pin. A hole-in-one on the par-three fifth hole meant winning $25,000. Although a couple golfers came close, no one took home the big prize. Top finishing teams were: ● First place team: Colin Degnore '20, Tommy Gebeck '21, Jack Estes '22 and Bennett French '22 ● Second place team: Jeff Laethem, Alysia Laethem, Matt Jankowski and Tripp Tracy '92 ● Third place: Kyle Johnson, Ryan Conley, Eric Knoll and Scott Thomas Boggs said the event would not have happened without the invaluable help and input from parent co-chairs David Katz and Clark Standish '76, alumni co-chairs Lore Moran Dodge '68 GPUS and Bill Shelden, Jr. '68 GPUS, and the entire committee.