Alumni Golf Tournament Winners

Winners of annual Guy Hollar Memorial Golf Tournament

Catawba Valley Community College’s Office of Alumni Affairs recently held its annual Guy Hollar Memorial Golf Tournament at Rock Barn Country Club.


Guy Hollar Winners 2019

First place team was Brent Bost, Lee Bost, Mike Kriedler and Mike Jordan. The team shot a score of 50 in the Captain’s Choice Tournament played on the Robert Trent Jones II Course.

Tying for second with a score of 51 were the Spectrum Building Company Team based in Charlotte, N.C., and the Pinehurst (N.C.) Golf Team. A putt-off was held to break the tie. Spectrum Building Team took home the second place trophy. Team members included Jason Mulholland, Vice President of Spectrum Building; Jonathan Davis; T. J. McNeely; and Blaine Newsome.

Third place was the Pinehurst Team which included two CVCC Turfgrass Management alumni: John Robinson, Foreman on Pinehurst Course 6; and Will Pennell, Superintendent of Brushy Mountain Golf Course. Also part of the team were Kevin Robinson, Golf Course Maintenance Manager for Pinehurst Courses 1 through 9; and Jerry Everett, Superintendent on Pinehurst Course 6.

Hosted at Rock Barn Country Club in Conover, N.C., the tournament is held in memory of CVCC alumnus Guy Hollar. He was among the first graduates of the college’s Turfgrass Technology program in 1972 and the longtime golf course director of grounds at Rock Barn. He was an active member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and Carolinas Golf Course Superintendent Association. He was awarded posthumously the Turfgrass Council of North Carolina Eagle Award in 2008.

The tournament is organized annually by classmates and friends of Guy Hollar. Eleven alumni played in the tournament and 13 alumni served on the planning committee. Proceeds from the tournament help fund scholarships for currently enrolled CVCC Turfgrass Management and Horticulture Technology students.

Platinum Sponsors included Clemmons-based JRM, Inc., owned by CVCC alumnus Jim Merritt , and Revels Turf and Tractor.  

Guy Hollar Winners-2019

For information about next year’s tournament, contact Mary Reynolds, CVCC Alumni Director, 828-327-7000 ext. 4387,

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