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16 Under Par Wins Wilmington College/Sharon Sims Golf Scramble

Half of Amount Needed to Endow Sims Scholarship Already Raised

August 12, 2013

Tangy Shell Thomas, one of Sharon Sims' golf team alumni, attempts a birdie putt as she is cheered on by her teammates, from the left, Greg Shell, Mike Thomas and Bill Thomas.

Tangy Shell Thomas, one of Sharon Sims' golf team alumni, attempts a birdie putt as she is cheered on by her teammates, from the left, Greg Shell, Mike Thomas and Bill Thomas.

While a 16 under par score of 54 won the event, the real winners will be future Wilmington College students that receive the Sharon Sims Endowed Scholarship.

The College’s Alumni Association held its second annual Sharon Sims Alumni & Friends Golf Scramble Saturday (Aug. 10) at Snow Hill Country Club.

Kathy Milam, director of alumni and parent relations said more than 20 foursomes took to the links with all proceeds raised from the event beyond expenses going toward an endowed scholarship at WC in Sims’ name.

“Fun, fellowship and good times on the links were the order of the day,” she said. “I want to thank all our sponsors and the players that are supporting this scholarship drive in the name of Sharon Sims. She is a beloved former faculty member and coach at WC.”

Combined last year’s proceeds, more than $5,000 has been raised for the Sims Scholarship. A total of $10,000 is required to qualify for an endowed fund that can be awarded each year.

Sims retired in 2012 after serving the College for 34 years. In addition to being a professor of health and physical education, she coached women’s basketball and golf for many years.

“I’m awaiting the day when I shake hands with that first young man or woman that receives the scholarship,” Sims said. “My heart leaps with love for Wilmington College.”

She was especially moved that a number of her former golf team members participated in the outing.
Winning the men’s division with the scramble’s best score of 54 was the team of Joel Sims, Wayne Bowman, Josh Newkirk and Chad Hodson, followed in second place, with a 56, by the team of Jerry Scheve, Chris Kraftick, Brian Neal and John von Benschoten.

The mixed team of Bob Henderson, Bobby Henderson, Amy Soder and Jeff Muerer shot a 57 to win the mixed division followed by the team, shooting a 59, of Nick Hoover, Tony Hoover, James Hoover and Kathy Milam.

Special prizes went to Nate Boldin and Tangy Shell Thomas for longest drives by a man and woman on hole 3, Matt Combs and Katie Streck for longest drives on #13, Ed Blohm for closest to the pin on #6, Amanda Weisel for closest to the pin on #15, Nick hoover for longest putt on #9 and Bobby Henderson for longest putt on #13.