Brian Harff’s Team wins Again and so does the Chapter
The second annual USF Chi Phi Scholarship Scramble was held yesterday at Babe Zaharias Golf Course in Tampa under a cloudless October sky. The day started off cool, at about 60 degrees, and so did the three-dozen golfers. Many teams noted that they used the bonus shots from their Cheat Sheets early on to stave off the poor scores. The greens also started off slow, as they were generously covered in a layer of dew. The previous teams putting attempts could be seen by the ever-defined lines their balls made as they tracked across the green. One team, that will go unnamed, took jealous care in erasing the lines from the dewing grass with a club head so that the next golfers wouldn’t get a free read on the slops and contours of the green’s surface.
The match was much closer this year than last. The “Old Guys,” turned “Grip and Sip,” entered the outing very confident that they would repeat the run away performance they produced last year, but a secret weapon was hiding on another team. DZAA President and Treasure, David Ebner and Ryan Suarez, had spent many rounds studying the course and honing their skills over the last year. This was seen in great spectacle on the Par 4, 10th hole, where Ryan Suarez hit a monster drive that not only struck the surface of the green, but stuck there, only a few feet from the pin. The team recorded an Eagle on the hole.
In the end, Brian Harff’s Team reigned victorious with a score of 58, 12 strokes under par. Brian Harff also took home the prize for the Marshmallow Challenge (a contest consisting of the longest drive with an oversized marshmallow), a member of his team won the putting competition, and along with it, a brand new Odyssey Putter.
The Nu Delta Alumni Association Team, headed up by Brother Wain Casteel, claimed Second Place with a score of 71. The DZAA Board Team that included Brothers David Ebner, Ryan Suarez, Mathew Bradarich and Tom Sanidas, with a final score of 72, however, won Third Place.
The numbers are still being calculated, but preliminary statistics suggest that over $1,300 was raised for the Delta Zeta Chapter Scholarship Fund through the event, which is the overall goal of the outing.
Next year’s outing has already been decided and you can go here to find out more information and register early. The course is beautiful, the prizes are amazing, the food is delicious, the camaraderie does not get better and it is all for a great cause. We hope that you will join us in 2015!