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The first Northland Pioneer College Friends and Family Alliance Pro-Am Golf Tournament raised more than $11,000 to benefit the student scholarship fund at NPC.

The two-day PGA Southwest Section-sanctioned event at Torreon Golf Club, held July 28 and 29, attracted 29 pros and 87 amateurs.

Torreon host pros Randy Bigos and John Cannon commended the NPC Friends and Family volunteers and PGA officials, noting, “The NPC Pro-Am was the best pro-am golf tournament that Torreon has ever had. We are looking forward to next year.”

“We received multiple accolades from the golfers and PGA officials on the tournament’s organization, volunteers and cause. This was the alliance’s first fund-raising event and we hope to build on its success,” commented Betsyann Wilson, executive director for Friends and Family. “I want to thank NPC welding instructor Frank Pinnell and our mystery supporter, “Mr. Golf,” for donating their time and expertise to make this tournament such a success. Planning is already underway for next year’s tournament, scheduled July 27 and 28, 2015, at Torreon.”

Pro Dennis Downs from Granite Falls Golf Club in Surprise shot a 136 to take home the $1,500 first place prize. Amateurs Rocky and Jeff Arredondo, and Rich McCusker from Lone Tree Golf Club in Chandler each received $500 for their low two-round total of 256.