2018 Landscape Architecture Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Outing

This year’s outing raised $1,700 for student scholarships. The participants witnessed the passing of an era, with Paul Nieratko announcing this was his last year organizing the golf outing on behalf of the Landscape Architecture Alumni and Advisory Board.

Image of the winning foursome, including Kevin Erickson, Craig Boss, Peter Crawford and Erik Cronk with Paul Nieratko.
Winning Foursome team Kevin Erickson, Craig Boss, Peter Crawford and Erik Cronk with Paul Nieratko center.

This year’s outing raised $1,700 for student scholarships. The participants witnessed the passing of an era, with Paul Nieratko announcing this was his last year organizing the golf outing on behalf of the Landscape Architecture Alumni and Advisory Board. The advisory board has not identified if they will continue this activity in the future. 

On behalf of the entire Michigan State University landscape architecture community, we thank Nieratko for all he has done, and continues to do, for the students, the program and the university!

Dave Wilber braves the rain.As for the golf outing, participants witnessed a range of weather conditions, including brief and heavy downpours!  However, the duffers persevered with the winning team of Craig Boss, Pete Crawford, Eric Cronk and Kevin Erickson posting a score of 56 with two eagles, 12 birdies and four pars! 

Mallory Koning won the women’s longest drive and Todd Corbin won the men’s longest drive. The men’s longest drive for players nine-years-or-younger was won by none other than Jennings Burley! 

Holly Hennelly won closest to the flagstick for women and Craig Boss won closest to the flagstick for men. Pete Motz holed the longest put on the 18th hole. As usual, I did my best work on the 19th hole!

Golf outing luncheon.We also thank the MSU Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects student volunteers for making the signs, running registration and helping keep all of our eyes on the ball, which is student success!

Sponsors and Donors

Thank you to this year’s sponsors and donors!

  • Student Team – Ken Weikal and Beth Hagenbuch.
  • Student Team – OHM Advisors.
  • Scoreboard – CW Golf Course Architecture.
  • Beverage Cart – Landscape Forms, Inc.
  • Donor – Adam Lawver.
  • Men’s Closest to the Flagstick – Landscape Forms, Inc.
  • Women’s Longest Drive – Steve and Beth Troost.
  • Longest Holed Putt – Wade Trim.
  • Tee Sponsors:
    • Garden Works Horticultural Services.     
    • MSU Student Chapter of the ASLA (ASLA Club).
    • Associate Professor Jon Burley.
    • Landscape Forms, Inc.
    • The Naturalist.
    • Steve and Beth Troost.
    • CW Golf Architecture.
    • Stephanie Crockatt.
    • Hawk Hollow Golf Club.

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