Michael Martin Tournament a Success

MOUNT OLIVE- The 24th Annual Michael Martin Memorial Golf Tournament was held on Thursday, August 18, in memory of NC Highway Patrolman Michael Martin, a University of Mount Olive alumnus who was killed in the line of duty. The event supports student scholarships and the Trojan Club at University of Mount Olive

Tournament Coordinator Neil Price who works with Friendly Mart, the underwriting sponsor of the tournament, said, “I would really like to extend a special thanks to our vendors and suppliers as they are an integral part of making the tournament the success it is through their monetary support and participation.”

Over $45,000 was raised this year, bringing the 24-year total to over $440,000.

Price said, “We also want to thank those who donated to our raffle. Local businesses truly showed their dedication to the community and to the students at University of Mount Olive. We couldn’t do it without their support.”

First flight winners were:   Eric Nance, Mike Garrett, David Combs and Will Shearin.   Second flight winners were:  Landon Bordeaux, Rusty Hill, Heath Storms and Eric Nance.

University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The College, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington, and Jacksonville.  For more information, visit www.moc.edu.

Pictured, L-R: President of University of Mount Olive Dr. Philip Kerstetter, Tournament Coordinator Neil Price, A.N. Martin, Laura K. Buhler, Eric Nance, Steve Martin, and Executive Director of the University of Mount Olive Trojan Club Bill Clingan.