Winning team members display smile after their triumph. From left, Tige Cornelius, Paul Traquiez, Mike Perez, David Miller and Joel Reed.

Despite an unusually chilly May day, 64 golfers teed off for a cause in the College of the Mainland Annual Golf Tournament, which raised $3,500 for COM Foundation scholarships for students active in community service.

A total of 16 teams participated in the event at the Bayou Golf Club in Texas City; the winning team members were Paul Traquiez, Mike Perez, David Miller and Joel Reed. Aaron Trevino and Suzie Whittington won men’s and women’s longest drives.

"It really showed community support, people wanting to come play in that kind of day,” said organizer Tige Cornelius, COM coordinator of wellness and leisure activities. 

The relaxed event also included competitions for closest to the hole and best potty shot. Participants also enjoyed lunch and dinner and competed in a raffle and silent auction.
“People gave their time and money, and it was a great event,” said Cornelius.

The COM Foundation provides scholarships for nearly 100 COM students each year.