AIAVT's Golf & Disc Golf Tournament Winners Announced

By Chi Nguyen, Assoc. AIA, EPN Director, Golf Committee Member

AIAVT’s annual memorial golf tournament is one of the largest fundraising events of our year. We come together to commemorate the late Guy Teschmacher and share in his enthusiasm for design, his passion for bringing architecture to young minds, and his love for the game. This year’s tournament was held at Williston Country Club and the accompanying Disc Golf Tournament at CVU in Hinesburg. With the summer’s extreme precipitation, we anxiously watched the weather forecast in the days leading up to the event. Fortunately, we received our much needed break in the clouds on August 24th to make way for another successful golf tournament.

It was a packed roster for Ball Golf and we had an impressive 24 players for Disc Golf. Ball Golf had their shotgun start at noon with Disc Golf starting at 1pm. Incredibly, the sun was out and shining for all 18 holes. Williston Country Club did an impeccable job at preparing the course for our golfers while CVU disc golf course got just enough time to dry out for the players. Once all the teams took their final putts, everyone reconvened at the Williston Clubhouse to enjoy a dinner buffet, exchange a few stories and highlights of the day, and to share a toast to Guy Teschmacher for another great tournament in the books. We are incredibly thrilled and proud to announce that we broke our previous fundraising records for the Hanne N. Williams Scholar Recognition Fund! Thank you to everyone for your continued participation and support throughout the years. 

Congratulations to our Winners!

(Ball) Golf Winners

First Place: Pella Windows & Doors, Jim Paluch, Robert Wells, Jason Elwood, and KarlBahrenburg

Second Place: DEW Construction, Pete Kelley, Mike Garvey, Chris Gendron, and Joe Martaniuk

Third Place: Illuminate, Michael Corrao, Jake Carrier, Ben Ferland, and Corey Johnson. 

Closest to the Pin (All Players):

Hole #7: Steve Clark 

Hole #13: Jordan Armstrong

Hole #16: Pete Kelley

Longest Drive (Men), Hole #9: Corey Johnson

Longest Drive (Women), Hole #18: Rhonda Burnim

Putting Contest Winner: Pete Fjeld

Disc Golf Winners

First Place: Rice Lumber & Andersen Windows: Derek Taylor, Eric Lister

Second Place: TruexCullins: Cam Featherstonhaugh, and Josh Chafe

Closest to the Pin:

 Hole #1: Nick Hamel

Hole #17: Jess Gasek

Thank you to our hard working planning committee members: Catherine Lange, Committee Chair, Chi Nguyen, Tom Bursey, Pete Kelley, Joel Page, and Executive Director Sarah O Donnell. And thank you to Michael Hoffman, AIA for capturing the day's events! 

Special thanks to our Golf Tournament Underwriter, Windows and Doors by Brownell, and to our Disc Golf Tournament Underwriter, Rice Lumber and Andersen Windows. A huge thanks to all of our sponsors for making this event possible, and all of our players, who braved a gorgeous summer day to help raise funds for AIAVT’s scholarships!