One of the highlights of every ARA conference and expo is the golf tournament and 2013 was no exception. The tournament was so popular this year, with more than 150 golfers participating, ARA expanded to two courses at the Trump National Doral Resort. Golfers played The Great White Course and the Gold Course.
Doral’s Great White Course is a Greg Norman Signature Course. It played host to the PGA Tour’s Franklin Templeton Shoot-Out in 2000. The 7,171-yard, par-72 course was also rated as the best new golf course of 2000 by the National Golf Foundation.
First Place Team:
Paul Edsten, DuPont Company; Gene Vernon, J.R. Simplot Company; William Kuckuck, CropLife America; and Bret Horner, DuPont Company.
Second Place Team:
Chris Simoni, J.R. Simplot Company; Mark Auchampach, J.R. Simplot Company; Dean Miller, Big Valley Ag. Products, Inc.; and Bob Higby, Integrated Agribusiness Professionals.
Third Place Team:
Bob Dude, Winfield Solutions; Mark Helt, Monsanto Company; Steve Briggs, South Dakota Wheat Growers; and Jon Nienas, Monsanto Company.
White Course Closest to the Hole #6: Curt Harbach, HarBrand.
White Course Closest to the Hole #16: Kent McPherson, GreenPoint Ag.
Gold Course Closest to the Hole #7: Matt Harrelson, Oxbow Fertilizer, LLC.
Gold Course Closest to the Hole #12: Josh Miller, River Bend Ag, LLC.
White Course Longest Drive Hole #12: David Stepp, Union Bank.
Gold Course Longest Drive Hole #16: Matt Harrelson, Oxbow Fertilizer, LLC.
Proceeds from the tournament benefit the ARA Political Action Committee, which provides support to candidates who seek to advance the interests of agricultural retailers.