10/24/23 update: The 2023 Ron Vandever Memorial Golf Tournament raised $21,303.76.

The 17th Annual Central Tech Foundation Ron Vandever Memorial Golf Tournament was held at the Buffalo Rock Golf & Venue in Cushing on September 25, 2023.

This years incredible tournament sponsors were Drumright Dental Center, MV Purchasing, Premier Truck Group of Tulsa, and SpiritBank. The response was amazing with 29 business and community sponsors at the platinum, gold, silver, and bronze levels.

Over $19,000 in proceeds was raised from this tournament and will be used to provide scholarships to Central Tech students as they develop new technical careers for future employment. Last year the Central Tech Foundation helped 38 students. 

With two flights of golfers in each round, the tournament was spread out over the morning and afternoon. 


The morning flights included 18 teams with 72 golfers.

In the AM closest-to-the-pin competition was Guy Emerson of the Premier Truck team 3 on hole 2 and Trevor Montgomery of the Consolidated Turbine Specialists on hole 11. Montgomery also won closest-to-the-line on hole 18. 

Morning A flight winners were MV Purchasing team 2 placing first while DC Bass Construction placed second.

MV Purchasing
MV Purchasing team 2 (L-R): Kyle Wright, Kip Swaggart, Tom Bybee, and Kerry Ools
DC Bass Construction
DC Bass Construction (L-R): Tyler Story, Steve Cooper, Caleb Gastelum, and Brian Goodin


B flight winners consisted of Tedford Insurance securing first and Consolidated Turbine Specialists winning second. 

Tedford Insurance
Tedford Insurance (L-R): Larry McBurnett, Mark Tedford, Gary Jones, and Aaron Walton
Consolidated Turbine Specialists
Consolidated Turbine Specialists: (L-R) Hunter Thompson, Thad Wages, Mike Cooper, and Trevor Montgomery


The afternoon flights consisted of 11 teams with 43 golfers.

The PM competition for closest-to-the-pin was Cameron Dullea from Merrifield Office Solution on 2 and Zach Enzbrenner from Stromme on hole 11. Greg Caldwell from SpiritBank won closest-to-the-line on hole 18 for men with Emily Cline from Arnold Outdoor on hole 18 for women. 


Afternoon A flight first place winner was RCB Bank with Merrifield Office Solution winning second.

RCB Bank
RCB Bank: (L-R) Russell Moyer, Ben Chavez, Eric Chavez, and Curtis Bales
Merrifield Office Solutions
Merrifield Office Solutions: (L-R) Sean Lunsford, Greg Lunsford, Henry Merrifield, and Cameron Fuller.


In the afternoon B Flight, First United Bank placed first and Dr. Cantrell’s Vision Source placed second. 

First United Bank
First United Bank: (L-R) Travis Willing, Kirk Bartgis, Austin Murdock, and Pete Womack
Dr. Cantrell's Vision Source
Dr. Cantrell’s Vision Source: (L-R) Kyle Hudson, Larry Vanwinkle, Zeddie Cantrell, Sr., and Zeddie Cantrell, Jr

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