AMVC Golfers Earn First Place at Foundation Fundraiser

With a team score of 59, the foursome from AMVC took top honors at this year's AASV Foundation golf fundraiser. The event took place on August 23 at Landsmeer Golf Club in Orange City, Iowa. AMVC golfers Mike Bauer, Josh Ellingson, Nick Weihs, and Gavin Yaeger combined their efforts in the best-ball tournament to secure the win over ten other teams on the course.

Dave Bomgaars, Austin DeZeuw, Dave Iverson, and Doug Sullivan made up the second-place team, hosted by Elanco Animal Health. They trailed the leaders by only 2 strokes, achieving a score of 61. Likewise, 2 strokes separated them from the third-place team hosted by NPPC. Jack Bair, Derek Kindwall, Jeff Kindwall, and Greg Thornton worked together to come in 8 under par with a score of 63.

Regardless of their placings, the 43 golfers enjoyed an afternoon filled with contests, drawings, and giveaways as they made their way around the course, thanks to exceptionally strong support from sponsors. Fifteen companies chipped in to provide financial support for the outing in the form of beverage, lunch, dinner, and golf hole sponsorships. Besides adding to the enjoyment of the participants, their support increased the event's profitability for the foundation.

The proceeds from the annual golf outing support foundation programs, including scholarships, research grants, travel stipends for veterinary students to attend the annual meeting, tuition support for the Swine Medicine Education Center, swine externship grants for veterinary students, and more.

As usual, the event concluded with the awards dinner sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. The golf outing coordinator, Josh Ellingson, announced the team and individual contest winners as follows:

Championship flight

First place team hosted by AMVC (score of 59): Mike Bauer, Josh Ellingson, Nick Weihs, Gavin Yaeger
Second place team hosted by Elanco Animal Health (score of 61): Dave Bomgaars, Austin DeZeuw, Dave Iverson, Doug Sullivan
Third place team hosted by NPPC (score of 63): Jack Bair, Derek Kindwall, Jeff Kindwall, Greg Thornton

First flight

First place team hosted by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health (score of 65): Jeff Blythe, Brent Carmichael, Tom Grady, Justin Rustvold
Second place team hosted by Ceva Animal Health (score of 65): Keith Bretey, Jeff OKones, Julie Schwalbe, Jon Thompson
Third place team (score of 66): Daryl Hammer, Michael Lash, Dan Rosener

Second flight

First place team hosted by Fast Genetics (score of 67): Marcus Kehrli, Kent Schwartz, Steve Sornsen, Jeff Zimmerman
Second place team hosted by Pharmgate Animal Health (score of 71): Adam Gutierrez, Jeff Hall, Alex Hintz, and Ralph Wilson
Third place team hosted by Topigs Norsvin (score of 71): Mitch Christensen, Jordan Graham, Sam Holst, Mike Terrill

Individual contests

Hole #3, Closest to 100-yard marker: Jack Creel
Hole #4, Closest to the pin: Jeff OKones
Hole #8, Closest 2nd shot: Nick Weihs
Hole #9, Longest putt: Jeff Zimmerman
Hole #10, Longest drive: Nick Weihs
Hole #13, Closest to the pin: Tom Grady
Hole #17, Longest putt: Daryl Hammer
Hole #18, Drawing for cooler: Steve Sprague