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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The wet weather didn’t dampen spirits at the annual Coquese's Drive for the Centre County Women's Resource Center, as the event celebrated its 10th year and raised nearly $19,000 on Friday (Aug. 18) afternoon at the Penn State Golf Course.
Thanks to the support of sponsors and contributors, 100 golfers ascended on the Penn State Blue Course to take part in the 10th annual event and enable head coach Coquese Washington and the Coquese’s Drive committee to present a check for $18,453 to Centre County Women's Resource Center (CCWRC) executive director Anne Ard. The 2017 total moved the overall total donated to $188,575 to fight domestic and sexual violence in Centre County.
The winning foursome in the open division was comprised of Maribel Lies, George McMurtry, Dean Johnson and Justin Ondik with a 15-under par 57. Joan Brummert, Genny Vanemon, Gloria Brown and Peggy Smith claimed top prize in the women's division with an 8-under par 64. Runner-up in the open division was the team of John Carnicella, Terry Carnicella, Mitch Cooper and Frank Shields, while Sue Cromwell, Traci Richardson, Joan Ritchie and Karen Krupa claimed runner-up laurels in the women’s division.
The longest drive winners were Dean Johnson on the men’s side and Jeanie Andrews on the women’s side, while Johnson (Hole 4) and Joe Ostroski (Hole 7) won the two closest to the pin holes. The team of Andrew Wickerham, Kristin Wright, Janet Justus, Cathy Harner was noted as the Most Honest foursome on the afternoon.
The Centre County Women's Resource Center will continue to accept online donations for 2017 Coquese's Drive until August 31. Click here to make a donation online.
The Centre County Women's Resource Center provides services for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence. Counselor/Advocates are available 24 hours a day. There is no cost involved and all services are private.
The CCWRC provided services for 1,300 people last year in Centre County. Domestic and sexual violence happens to millions of people every year; from every religion, race, and economic class, in rural areas and cities, those with a college degree and in elementary school. Domestic and Sexual Violence effects someone you know!
2017 Coquese's Drive for the Women's Resource Center Award Winners
1st place (15-under; 57) – Maribel Lies, George McMurtry, Dean Johnson, Justin Ondik
2nd place (12-under; 60) – John Carnicella, Terry Carnicella, Mitch Cooper, Frank Shields
1st place (8-under; 64) – Joan Brummert, Genny Vanemon, Gloria Brown, Peggy Smith
2nd place (4-under; 68) – Sue Cromwell, Traci Richardson, Joan Ritchie, Karen Krupa
Most Honest Team
Andrew Wickerham, Kristin Wright, Janet Justus, Cathy Harner
Individual Skill Prizes
Men’s Longest Drive– Dean Johnson
Women’s Longest Drive– Jeanie Andrews
Closest to the Pin (Hole 4) – Dean Johnson
Closest to the Pin (Hole 7) – Joe Ostrowski