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July 31, 2017


Team of Wellington golfers capture second annual Tri County Tiger Classic


Team of Wellington golfers capture second annual Tri County Tiger ClassicBill Butts, Wellington City Council member, who is one of four Sumner County residents running for a seat on Cowley College’s Board of Trustees, took advantage of a beautiful day at the Wellington Golf Club to help his team win the second annual Tri County Tiger Classic Saturday in Wellington.

Butts teamed with Mark Erickson, Brian Peck, and Derek Harrison to finish one shot better than the second place team of Aaron Sanderholm, Mike Sanderholm, Dave Colquhoun, and Bob Moffatt.

Cowley College Board Chair Bob Juden won the prize for closest to the pin.

Butts, who also won the prize for longest drive and has been a member of the Wellington Golf Club for the past 40 years, had campaigned for the College to construct a campus in Wellington since joining the City Council in June of 2015. That dream will become a reality when the Technical Center is expected to open in the fall of 2018 followed by the opening of the Short General Education Center in the fall of 2019.

“The town of Wellington has languished to grow and I believe Cowley College is the thing to help launch the town’s expansion towards the Kansas turnpike,” Butts said. “The campus will be a boon for us and the school.”

Nine teams took part in the Tri County Tiger Classic. Tournament sponsors were, RCB Bank of Wellington, Impact Bank, Panhandle Federal Credit Union, The Dore Bar and Grill, and Board of Trustee candidate Kay Ryan.

“I would like to thank Derek Harrison of the Wellington Golf Club and the members of the Wellington community that came out to play in the golf tournament,” Cowley athletic director Shane Larson said. “We are grateful for the support and look forward to the tournament’s continued growth each year.”