13th Annual Melissa Open Golf Tournament: Results, Fundraising Successes & Photos


May 2016
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The 13th Annual Melissa Open Golf Tournament, hosted by Melissa Booster Clubs, Inc, was a huge success last Saturday, May 7 at Heritage Ranch Golf Club. The Booster Club thanks to all sponsors and players – and the weather – for contributing to an extremely successful golf tournament.

Over 40 students volunteered to work during the tournament, assisting players at each hole. Sophomore Kealey Poole performed the National Anthem, Duke Sparks led the prayer, and Senior Brooke Nolte, 4-time Golf State Qualifier, including State Silver Medalist this year, was on hand to shoot on behalf of the golfers, getting them much closer to the pin on a Par 3.

Tournament Winners

(Pictured: 1st & 2nd Place Teams)

  • 1st Place Team: Robert Rich, Matt Newton, Chris Neidhart, Lance Rainey
  • 2nd Place Team: Paul Ballard, Jack Biffle, Kyle Ellis, Jacob Hargesheimer
  • Putting Contest – David Jannise
  • Chipping Contest – Stuart Matthews
  • Longest Drive Men’s – Alan Van Vocklenberg
  • Longest Drive Women’s – Skyler Zadow
  • Closest to Pin Hole #4 – David Jannise
  • Closest to Pin Hole #12 – John Knight
  • Closest to Pin Hole #6 – Gary Young

Fundraising for Our Cardinals

Money raised at the tournament will benefit the needs of Melissa High School and Melissa Middle School students in Athletics, Cheerleading, Fine Arts (Band, Choir, Theatre/Drama), and UIL Academics. See below for a list of examples of how money raised has previously and will continue to directly impact these programs.


(Pictured: Tournament Sponsors)

  • Host of Band, Choir, and Athletic Banquets
  • $26,000 for MEF Scholarships
  • $60,000 in Athletic Equipment & Apparel
  • $15,000 for Band Trailer
  • Birdie Costumes
  • Theatre Equipment
  • Band Instruments
  • Weather/Lightening Alert Device
  • Box lunches/dinner for players and band during away games

Photo Gallery

See the photo gallery below for images from the tournament.

Thank you to all volunteers, sponsors, and players for another great and successful Melissa event! Next year’s tournament is already scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017.

To see more photos from Saturday, visit the Melissa Booster Club website.

Tournament recap, results, and photos contributed by Cindy and Nicole Kasson.

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