Summer 2005

Shocker Golf in the Arizona Sun

Vic Heckart, Clark Stevens and Sherman Gipson
Arizona Shocker Open organizer Vic
Heckart ’62, right, enjoys a laugh with
Clark Stevens ’61, middle, and Sherman
“Sherm” Gipson ’73/73.

The Camelback Golf Club and Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., played host to the 2005 Arizona Shocker Open on March 14. Organized by Vic Heckart ’62, the event featured a tournament dinner at Buster’s, also in Scottsdale, and a day of play on Camelback’s Resort Course.

The winning team of Rex Higgins ’60, Lanny Van Eman ’62/65 and Van Eman’s golfing cohorts Paul Miller and Bob Zambo from McKeesport, Penn., came in at six under par.

Second and third place were taken by, respectively, Sherm Gipson ’73/73, Mike Kucharo ’65, Bob Pendergraft ’61/61 and Clark Stevens ’61; and Matt Dick ’93, friend Bill Driscoll, Heckart  and Chet Parker.

Van Eman also took home one of two closest-to-the-pin prizes, with the other going to former WSU assistant football coach Dennis Patterson.

Other Arizona Shocker Open players were Don ’52 and Nancy fs ’80 Brinton, Paul Curry ’54, Bob Deardorff ’56, Janet and Jim ’58 Klisanin, John ’88 and Ann Norling, Bill Osmun ’90, Neil Sikes ’56 and Marilyn Webb fs ’56.

In attendance at the alumni reception and dinner were Joan Beren ’83, Celia Cohen ’67, LaTricia Harper ’95/02, Steve ’83 and Patty ’80/96 Hastings, Susan Kucharo ’68, Elbie ’49 and Phyllis ’51 McNeil, Sriram Peruvemba ’94, Dan and Fran ’70 Sandoval and Eugene ’59 and Estelle ’59 Wade.

Special university guests were Elizabeth King, vice president for university advancement, who spoke at the reception and dinner, and Mike Lamb ’80, associate vice president for planned giving.


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