RICHARDSON, Texas (May 6, 2005) -- The University of Texas at Dallas' 14th Annual Golf Tournament, held April 29 at Sherrill Park Golf Course, raised nearly $25,000 for scholarships at the university, according to Robert L. Lovitt, UTD senior vice president for business affairs and one of the tournament's organizers.
“We had wonderful weather and a full field of golfers, and that combination will allow us to make another significant contribution to student scholarships,” Lovitt said, adding that last year's tournament had raised slightly more than this year's.
Finishing first in the overall competition was a team led by former UTD Vice President for Academic Affairs Alex Clark. Finishing second was a team led by Leo Eveleth, a long-time supporter of the university, and members of the UTD Athletic Department. The men's winner for longest drive was Tom Dorer, and the women's winner for longest drive was Susan Smith. Eveleth won the closest-to-the-hole competition and also was the winner of the roundtrip airline tickets for two.
Centex Construction Co. served as title sponsor for this year's tournament.
Since its inception in 1992, the UTD Golf Tournament has raised nearly $200,000 for scholarships to the university.
The University of Texas at Dallas , located at the convergence of Richardson , Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 14,000 students. The school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs.