14th Annual ASCE Golf Tournament

October 1, 2020

The annual ASCE Golf Tournament raises money for the Alfred R. Golze Scholarship fund, which provides deserving civil engineering and construction management students with the financial assistance needed to complete their degree. All of us at Odin are honored to throw this charitable event on behalf of the ASCE Sacramento Section.

This year, the tournament was hosted at The Ridge Golf Course in Auburn, California. Despite the challenges imposed by COVID-19 and the California wildfires, we raised over $115,000 for students attending University of the Pacific, UC Davis, Chico State University and Sacramento State University. Megan LeRoy, President of the ASCE Sacramento Section, recounts the event:

“In the midst of the pandemic and wildfires, tournament attendees donned face coverings and signed waivers acknowledging the health risks posed COVID-19. In addition to the standard check-in procedures, hand sanitizer, gloves, and masks were available to participants for their use. The goodie bags also included some sanitizing wipes. None of these items took away from the tournament festivities or the attendees continued support of the student scholarship fund. The tournament was shorter this year as there was no indoor banquet after the day of golf. Fewer golfers were in attendance compared to last year’s tournament but attendees seemed enthusiastic to spend the day away from their computers supporting student scholarships. Many companies who chose not to send golfers to participate in the tournament still contributed financially to the event’s success.

The tournament is organized and run by Louay Owaidat with Odin Construction Solutions, Denise Dutra Maloney with Maloney Construction, and Brad Quon with Construction Testing Services. Under their outreach and direction, the tournament was extremely successful even during the midst of the pandemic. Many tournament sponsors and attendees had attended the event in the event in previous years. There were many familiar faces at check-in though recognizing them was more challenging with face coverings. 

This tournament supports the Alfred R. Golze Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to college students in the Sacramento Section. Scholarship recipients are ASCE student chapter members attending California State University, Chico; California State University, Sacramento; University of California, Davis; and University of the Pacific. Last year, the event raised over $100,000 and supported 21 student scholarships. This year, the tournament raised $115,000. Louay, Denise, Brad, and the Alfred R. Golze Committee continue to support students who have shown academic achievement and are active members of their ASCE Student Chapter. Scholarship Mark your calendars for the first Thursday of October 2021 for our 15th annual golf event benefiting student scholarships. Our goal is to raise $150,000 then!”

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Please join us in congratulating John Hopkins, Cameron Rappleye, Brad Espinosa, and Jim Bulotti on being the 2020 ASCE Golf Tournament Champions! The InterWest Insurance Services team (pictured below) finished the day with a score of 16 under/ 55.

Our Closest-To-The-Pin Winners are:                                  

  • Sean Maloney, Maloney Construction: 6 ft 2 in from Hole #3                                                                 
  • Chris Reis, F3 & Associates: 3 ft 7 1/2 in from Hole #5                                                               
  • Ted Rowlee, Five Star Bank: 9 ft 2 in from Hole #12                                                     
  • Kenric Jameson, HDR: 1 ft 4 in from Hole #14                                                
  • Justin Ray, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services: 2 ft from Hole #17                                         

Thank you to our amazing sponsors, volunteers, and The Ridge Golf Course and Events for hosting a fun event!

Mark your calendar for the first Thursday of October 2021 for our 15th annual golf event benefitting the scholarship fund, with the goal of raising $150,000!