Wake Forest Golf Pro-Am A Huge Success
Arnold Palmer addresses the audience Sunday evening.

Oct. 17, 2011

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Three days of abundant sunshine served as the back drop for a perfect Wake Forest Golf Pro-Am weekend. One of the many highlights of the weekend was the naming of the golf complex in honor of Demon Deacon legend Arnold Palmer.

The weekend kicked-off Saturday evening at the Wake Forest football game against Virginia Tech. FedEx Cup champion Bill Haas was on hand to serve as the Open The Gate honoree. Haas then joined the Demon Deacon as the two led the football team out onto the field on the motorcycle.

Prior to Sunday night's reception, renowned short-game guru Stan Utley gave a tremendous clinic for more than 50 people at the complex. The reception then opened with remarks from both Dianne Dailey and Jerry Haas and those two were followed by Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch. Athletic director Ron Wellman then introduced Palmer to the crowd. Palmer shared a few stories about how he became a Demon Deacon and his first encounters on campus and then acknowledged how appreciative he is to have the complex named in his honor.

Monday provided an absolutely beautiful day for golf at the Old Town Club. A total of 13 teams competed in the event with one pro paired with four amateur partners. The list of pros included Bill and Jay Haas, Webb Simpson, Scott Hoch, Billy Andrade, Kyle Reifers, Jay Sigel, Robert Wrenn, Laura Diaz, Morris Hatalsky, John Maginnes, Stan Utley and Chris Paul.

Based on how the golf season has gone so far, no one was surprised that Webb Simpson and his team took the title. Simpson, who was joined by John Spanos, Todd Goergen and Pete and Burney Jennings won the event with a net score of 44.5. The team shot an actual 16-under 55.

A special thank you goes out to everyone who participated in the Wake Forest Golf Pro-Am. Click on the link above to view a photo gallery of the event.



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