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Pittsburgh, October 20, 2009 –   On Sept. 30, more than 100 golfers took to the links to benefit athletic programs at La Roche College in McCandless by participating in the 18th Annual La Roche College Golf Outing at the Wildwood Golf Club, Allison Park, Pa.  Despite a rainy start to the day, the clouds parted 15 minutes before tee time, and participants enjoyed a sunny, breezy day.

Taking first place honors this year, with a score of 61, was the foursome of Tony McLusky, Mike Casillo, Glenn Lyttle and J.P. West of Team Comcast.  The second place team, finishing with a score of 62, from First Commonwealth Bank consisted of Joe Dell, Bill Bonner, Gary Goepfert and Gary Hitechew.  Taking third place in the outing were Gus Georgiadis, Stan Celich, Kurt Kyuat and Stephen Pak of Team Triad USA with a score of 63.

Additional prizes were awarded in skills contests.  The winners were:

  • Longest Putt (Men’s):  Bill Adams, 47 feet 9 inches, Urish Popeck & Co., LLC
  • Longest Putt (Women’s): Ginny Spang, 6 feet, Burke & Michael, Inc., Guest
  • Longest Drive: Tim Mudrinich, Clear View Strategies Guest
  • Closest to the Pin: Dave Frazee, 19 feet, 6 inches, Burke & Michael, Inc., Guest
  • Putting Contest: Terry Bove, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services/Bayard Crossings

Funds raised through the golf outing during the past few years have enabled the College to make numerous athletic field improvements, purchase new team uniforms, completely renovate the baseball field, and install a new soccer field fence – among other projects.  Athletic Director Jim Tinkey noted that the College’s facilities serve as a resource for teams, groups and clubs throughout western Pennsylvania.

“Participation in our annual golf outing supports both men’s and women’s athletic programs at the College – where students learn the value of teamwork, sacrifice, and dedication,” said Sister Candace Introcaso, CDP, Ph.D., an avid golfer who played in the outing.  “Those principles and lessons not only broaden their educational experience, but also prepare them for life challenges ahead.”

The La Roche College Redhawks compete in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference in NCAA Division III in 12 sports:  men’s and women’s basketball, cross country and soccer; men’s baseball, golf and lacrosse; women’s softball, tennis and volleyball.  To learn more about La Roche College athletics, visit and click on the “Athletics” tab.

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