Porky's Open another success for UTC Athletics
The Porky's Open turned 20 this year and was just as good as any before. A near-full slate of almost 30 teams hit the course at Council Fire Golf Club in the six-flight event.
Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, the Porky's Open has raised well over $1 million for student-athlete scholarships at UTC during its two-decade run.
The usual roster of Mocs coaches were on hand, beginning with women's golf head coach Colette Murrayhitting drives on No. 6. She was assisted by Esme Hamilton and 2019 SoCon Champion Monica San Juan.
Coach Rusty Wright took up the football team's normal spot on the No. 9 green, while men's basketball head coach Lamont Paris was putting on No. 16. Wrestling head coach Kyle Ruschell hung around No. 4 green and volleyball coaches Travis Filar and Darren Van Horn were on No.13.
The rest of the UTC coaches and staff helped administer an outstanding tournament. There was a full bounty of raffle prizes and plenty of Mocs swag for all of the players.
Be sure to check out the photo gallery from all of today's action. The list of winners is also included below.
1st Place (53) – Brian Millican, Brendon Wilson, Steven Smith, Derek Rende.
2nd Place (54) – Hiren Desai, Kenny Dyer, Jim Elliott, Lynn Chastain.
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1st Place (55) – Tal Abernathy, Jeff Greeson, Mark Weiss, Gibby Gilbert.
2nd Place (55) – George Wright, Buddy Nix, Fred Simmons, Jim Pesnell.
1st Place (58) – Phil Walker, Greg Cardon, Terry Wilson, Mike Langley.
2nd Place (58) – Marty Haynes, Greg Dawn, Brian Ghormley, Allen Johnson.
1st Place (56) – Mark Smith, Dustin Gill, Andrew Thompson, Mark Gravelle.
2nd Place (58) – Chris Lee, Corey Savage, Tom Guillam, Ryan Heisey.
1st Place (59) – Tom Griffin, Brandon Glass, Jeremy Irvin, Kevin Duhrkopf.
2nd Place (60) – Nick Coussole, Jeff Hocking, Emily Bagley, Michael Eiselstein.
1st Place (58) – Logan Killen, Tony Killen, Kevin Caldwell, Clyde Blevins.
2nd Place (60) – Matthew Soloff, Keith Gray, Andrew Pritchard, Justin Badgett.
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