B.F. Adam Classic Raises an Estimated $110,000-plus for Scholarships

The CFISD community generated more than $100,000 for student scholarships during the 25th annual Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF)B.F. Adam Golf Classic on Thursday at Blackhorse Golf Club.

A total of 288 golfers and 60 volunteers participated in the event, which benefits the CFEF’s mission to increase college access for CFISD graduates by awarding scholarships. While the 2012 event raised more than $108,000, CFEF executive director Marie Holmes estimates that the 2013 Classic will surpass the $110,000 mark.

“We have extremely generous recurring sponsors every year who make this possible,” said Holmes. “Everybody is so supportive of the foundation and what we do. The golfers had a good time, the tournament ran smoothly, but most importantly, we raised a lot of money for the kids.”

Lead underwriters for the tournament were the Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and the B.F. Adam Family. Platinum sponsors included Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, Bay-IBI Group Architects and Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.

On the North course, Louetta Automotive won with a score of 55. Team members were Glenn Piccolo, Kevin Bratton, Tony Sparks and Donald Dovey. The second-place team was Bay-IBI Group Architects, shooting a 59. Team members were Mark French, Eric Burg and Mike Ray. The third-place team was Southwest Securities, Inc., shooting a 59. Team members were Jim Brooks, John Hennes and Randy Rea.

The Longest Drive winner was Shelby Shaw, and the Closest to the Hole prize went to Danny Struzick. The Putting Contest award went to Jim Elford.

On the South course, Purcell Construction, Inc., won a tiebreaker to take first place with a 55. Team members were Larry Purcell, David Ortego, Allen Patrick and Jed Purcell. The second-place team was Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, shooting a 55. Team members were Bryan Groce, Gilbert Galamo, Christian Galamo and Brad Walker. The third-place team was Kalmans Marshall Engineering, Inc., shooting a 58. Team members were Mike Stephens, Brian Brown, Kim Gaskey and Don Goodmote.

The Longest Drive winner was David Ortego and the Closest to the Hole winner was Brett Barbisch.

CFISD Board member Don Ryan, who shot a 72 along with fellow board members Dr. John Ogletree Jr. and Bob Covey and PBK principal Roy Montalbano, said the 25th Classic was an overwhelming success.

“It’s a great reflection on the community to come out and show support for the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation,” Ryan said. “For a lot of these kids, these CFEF scholarships may make the difference for them in going to college. I was thrilled. This was an awesome and rewarding day.”

Purcell Construction, Inc., shot a 55 and won a tiebreaker to win the South course tournament. Team members were (L-R) Allen Patrick, Larry Purcell and Jed Purcell. Not pictured is David Ortego.