5th Annual Golf Classic (2003)

High 5 for the Annual Golf Outing

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After days of rain and stormy weather, the sky cleared and spirits soared on Tuesday, May 27, 2003, as Lubin alumni, faculty, administration, and corporate friends gathered again at the Wheatley Hills Golf Club, East Williston, New York, for the Lubin 5th Annual Golf Classic. A tradition within the School, the Annual Golf Outing provides the opportunity for participants to network and benefit the School while enjoying a great day at one of the nicest golf courses on Long Island.

5th Golf Classic
Joe Durante from Dell, Title Sponsor, with Lubin Dean Arthur Centonze

This year's Golf Classic proved to be a success once again, both in terms of the number of participants and the amount of support raised for the Lubin Leaders and Scholars program. Again this year DELL Computer Corporation was the event's title sponsor and almost $103,000 was raised compared with $87,000 last year.

Scott Friedman, Marc Wiener, Rich Friedman, and Jeff Cole were this year's winners of the annual Robert I. Ruback Memorial Award with a low score of 70. Named in honor of Robert Ruback, the founder and chair of the Lubin School's Department of Taxation for more than 30 years, the award is given to the team with the lowest net score overall.

The team of Jeanette Albanese, Connie Pustorino, Mary Bagnato, and Patricia Racanello earned the award as the lowest grossing ladies team, while the team of John Rappaport, Mike Patti, Nick Patti, Sr., and Nick Patti, Jr. were honored for their golfing skills as the men's lowest grossing team.

In the individual contests, the "longest drive" of the day was awarded to Pat Racanello and Larry Durkin. The "straightest drive" was awarded to Mary Bagnato and Jim Lacchini. Rich Reeder was the "Closest to the Pin" contest winner, and Paul Daily won the "Guess Your Own Drive" contest.

Nick Patti, Sr. beat out other competitors and came close to winning the $10,000 grand prize in the putting contest, but missed on the 50-foot putt. However, in the "scratch game" he was the lucky winner of the "3 Nights Golf" vacation. There were a number of raffle winners, as well, who won such outstanding prizes as airline tickets to London, a Tiffany sports watch, a diamond heart pendant, and a Fuji digital camera. This year again the participants attempted a hole-in-one to win a lease on a brand new Mercedes Benz and a trip to Scotland, but perhaps they'll have better luck next year.