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UK Law Hosts 7th Annual Golf Tournament, Raises Funds to Benefit Students

May 31, 2017

The University of Kentucky College of Law hosted its 7th annual golf tournament on May 15 at the world class Keene Trace Golf Club. UK Law alumni, faculty, students and friends swung by the Champion Trace Course for a day of friendly competition and a “hole” lot of fun.

This year’s tournament, a four-person team best ball scramble, resulted in $6,000 in profit to benefit students at the law school. Since its inception in 2011, the golf tournament has netted nearly $75,000 to support student scholarships and place students in public interest opportunities.

Last summer, as well as this summer, rising third-year law student Tatum Isaacs received a placement at the Kentucky Department for Public Advocacy’s Lexington office. "My time at the Kentucky Department for Public Advocacy has allowed me to use my legal education to pursue my passion for the criminal justice system and help those in need, while still building upon the concepts I learned in the classroom,” said Isaacs. “I’ve had the opportunity to learn about the law while also seeing the impact it can have on people's lives."

The day culminated with an awards dinner, where first, second and third place teams were awarded trophies. The UK Law student team of Kyle Bunnell, Hunter Jones, Alex Misback, and Trey Wilkerson finished 20-under par to take first place. The team of Andrew Brown, Dr. Gary Brown, Larry Brown (UK Law ’81), and Ben Cooksey came in second and the team of John Brice (UK Law ’79), Brian Burton, Jason Lee (UK Law ’08), and Daniel Waxman (UK Law ’08) finished third. “Longest Drive” winner, Trey Wilkerson (Hole #8), and “Closest to Pin” winner, John Steiner (Hole #16), were awarded a package that included a cleat bag, golf towel, and hat.

The 14 teams of golfers were able to par-take in a silent auction for prizes including Cincinnati Reds Diamond Seat tickets, an overnight stay at 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington, four Reserved Grandstand seats at Keeneland, four Club Seats at a Lexington Legends game, and more.

Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects was the hole-in-one sponsor, giving players the chance to win the ultimate hole-in-one prize: $10,000. Other event sponsors included:

  • Serif Group Creative Marketing Agency, Cheat Sheet Sponsor
  • Kentucky Court Reporters, Hole Sponsor
  • Landrum & Shouse LLP, Hole Sponsor
  • University of Kentucky Alumni Association, Hole Sponsor
  • University of Kentucky College of Law Alumni Association, Hole Sponsor
  • Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, Hole Sponsor
  • UK Federal Credit Union, Bag Sponsor
  • Azur Restaurant & Patio, Food Sponsor

Monetary and in-kind donations were given by the following: 21c Museum Hotel, Ale-8-One, Atea Beauty, Bill Reik, Bluegrass Hospitality Group, Ethereal Brewing, Graeter's, Hilary J. Boone Center, Hilton Lexington Downtown, Keeneland Association, Inc., Keene Trace Golf Club, Kentucky Horse Park, Lavendel Massage, Lexington Healing Arts Academy, Lexington Legends, Louisville Bats, UK Law’s Office of Continuing Legal Education, Massage Envy, Mind Over Body, Parlay Social, Progressive Marketing, Sala Studio, Sash and Bow, Skin Care by Megan Renee, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Southland Printing, Talon Winery, Ted's Montana Grill, The Club at UK's Spindletop Hall, and Zone Fitness for You.

UK Law is already making plans for next year’s event – be on the lookout for details! We’ll see you on the green in 2018.