The Friends of Saint Francis Golf Tournament


Join us at the 2022 tournament on Friday, August 19, at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau.

The Friends Golf Tournament is an annual four-person scramble with proceeds benefiting community efforts to feed hungry children in our area. Since 2018, this event has provided 403 elementary students with backpacks of food for the weekend. In addition, 375 family members benefited from 70,000 meals provided by our Tiger Bites Summer Feeding Program. Your support will help us feed more hungry children in our area.

The tournament rain date will be August 22, 2022.

Past Tournaments

2021

The Friends of Saint Francis Golf Tournament was held on August 20, 2021 at the world-class Dalhousie Golf Club. The turnout for this four-person scramble included 212 golfers and 30 volunteers. More than $130,000 was raised this year for community efforts to feed hungry children in the area. These efforts cover the costs for the Summer Tiger Bites Feeding Program and the Backpack Program during the school year.

Morning Championship Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Ford and Sons Funeral Home

  • Josh Ford
  • Josh Liley
  • Rick Wieser
  • Courtland Kohlfeld

Morning “A” Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Workday

  • Jason Snow
  • Chad Berkbuegler
  • Jim Whistler
  • Eric Schnurbush

Morning “B” Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Metro Electric Supply / Metro Lighting

  • Christopher Johnson
  • Justin Johnson
  • Hootie Bonner
  • Jarrett Stafford

Afternoon Championship Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Gerdan Slipforming

  • Blake Driskell
  • Todd Obergoenner
  • Rick Goodman
  • Richard Buchanan

Afternoon “A” Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Presort, Inc.

  • Jeromy Fritz
  • Mike Busalaki
  • Dave Gansmann
  • Bill Claxton

Morning “B” Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Kevin and Amy Blanton

  • Carroll Couch
  • Brandon Couch
  • Luke Blanton
  • Randy Bohannon

2020

The 2020 Friends of Saint Francis Golf Tournament was held on August 14, 2020, at the world-class Dalhousie Golf Club. The turnout for this four-person scramble included 160 golfers and 35 volunteers. More than $110,000 was raised this year for community efforts to feed hungry children in the area. These efforts cover the costs for the Summer Tiger Bites Feeding Program, which provides groceries to Jefferson Elementary School families, and the backpack program during the school year.

Morning Championship Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Interior Plus

  • Matt Porch
  • Todd Obergoenner
  • Tim Porch
  • Blake McDowell

Morning “A” Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Southern Bank

  • Brian Rivenburgh
  • Justin Keen
  • Todd Lumsden
  • Zane McClard

Morning “B Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by GreenPages Technology Solutions

  • Brian Hulshof
  • Travis Demarest
  • Andrew Unverferth
  • Pat Elfrink

Afternoon Front Nine Division Winners

Team Sponsored by Cape Radiology Group – Team Two

  • Ian Soutar
  • Corrine Soutar
  • Rob Younghouse
  • Ashley Younghouse

Afternoon Back Nine Division Winners

Team Sponsored by Presort Inc.

  • Jeromy Fritz
  • Hunter Fritz
  • Bill Claxton
  • Dave Gansmann

2019

A player putts at the 2019 Friends of Saint Francis Golf Tournament. A total of $155,000 was raised this year for community efforts to feed hungry children in the area.
A player putts at the 2019 Friends of Saint Francis Golf Tournament. A total of $155,000 was raised this year for community efforts to feed hungry children in the area.

Nearly 200 golfers and 48 volunteers turned out for the 2019 Friends of Saint Francis Golf Tournament on August 16. A total of $155,000 was raised this year for community efforts to feed hungry children in the area.

The tournament was located for the first time at the world-class Dalhousie Golf Club. The 4-person scramble featured skins, mulligans, hole-in-one prizes and other enhancers.

Morning Championship Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Interior Plus

  • Tim Porch
  • Matt Porch
  • Blake McDowell
  • Todd Obergoenner

Morning “A” Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Coca Cola Bottling Service

  • Clent Pullen
  • Chad Cross
  • Merlin Pyrtle
  • Joe Hamilton

Morning “B” Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by H&R Alarms, Inc

  • Terry Scholl
  • Alex Martin
  • Jay Moore
  • Vonda VanGennip

Afternoon Championship Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Offices Unlimited

  • Ken Hosea
  • Kent Phillips
  • Todd Ladd
  • Eli Pike

Afternoon “A” Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by NuMotion

  • Britt Durham
  • Paul Cairns
  • Austin Crowe
  • Dr. Heidi Hunter

Afternoon “B” Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Bailey Law Firm, LLC

  • David Bailey
  • Dana Bailey
  • Kim Trimble
  • Mike Trimble

2018

More than 180 golfers and 45 volunteers turned out for The Friends of Saint Francis Golf Tournament on August 17 at The Cape Girardeau Country Club. The tournament raised more than $155,000 and will benefit community efforts to feed hungry children in our area.

Winners of the morning championship flight were sponsored by the Bank of Missouri. From left to right: Jeff Hotop, Aaron Panton, Blake Driskell, David Crader

Morning Championship Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by The Bank of Missouri

  • Aaron Panton
  • Blake Driskell
  • David Crader
  • Jeff Hotop

Morning “A” Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital

  • Beth Guth
  • Stephen Rozier
  • Patrick Carron
  • Tim Brewer

Morning “B” Flight Winners

  • Mary Sue Layton
  • John Layton
  • Sheryl Bollinger
  • Jim Bollinger
The afternoon winners were sponsored by Offices Unlimited. From left to right: Bob Englehart, Ken Hosea, Kent Phillips. Not pictured: Todd Ladd

Afternoon Championship Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Offices Unlimited

  • Ken Hosea
  • Todd Ladd
  • Kent Phillips
  • Bob Englehart

Afternoon “A” Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by HHS

  • Stephanie Brotherton
  • Gordon Powers
  • Cody Johnson
  • Chris Johnson

Afternoon “B” Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by River Eagle Distributing

  • Shawn Patterson
  • Ken Oberlohr
  • Steve Strup
  • Dustin McKinnis

2017

Left to right: Aaron Wright, Christopher Montgomery, MD, Jason Siener and Steven C. Bjelich

The 30th annual Benefit Golf Tournament was held on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson, Mo. The tournament featured more than 170 golfers and 40 volunteers and raised more than $149,000.

Morning Championship Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Poplar Bluff Medical Partners

  • Jacob Hogg
  • Roger Hogg
  • Christy Shawan
  • Matt Beddell

Morning “A” Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Marathon Benefits Group/VOYA Financial

  • Steve Marchbanks
  • Mike Grunloh
  • Andy Brookshire
  • Bernie Heffernon

Morning “B” Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Concordance Healthcare Solutions

  • Darrin Werner
  • Bridget Grotts
  • Kelly Winkler
  • Dan Rieman

Afternoon Championship Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Saint Francis Healthcare System Investment Manager’s Alliance

  • Steven C. Bjelich
  • Dr. Chris Montgomery
  • Aaron Wright
  • Jason Siener

Afternoon “A” Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Mercer

  • Tyler Kleinschmidt
  • Eric Hosler
  • Shawn Wiese
  • Mike Kaiser

Afternoon “B” Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Kiefner Brothers, Inc.

  • Matt Kiefner
  • Mark Vogel
  • Luanne Kiefner
  • Greg Hellwege

2016

The 29th annual Benefit Golf Tournament was held on Friday, August 19, 2016 at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson, Mo. The tournament featured more than 190 golfers and raised more than $183,000.

Morning Championship Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital

  • Patrick Carron
  • Tim Brewer
  • Don Fulford
  • Steve Rozier

Morning “A” Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Concordance Healthcare Solutions

  • Dale Behlmann
  • Darrin Werner
  • Dan Rieman
  • Bridget Grotts

Morning “B” Flight Winners

  • Dan Atkinson
  • Buzz Atkinson
  • Jarett Stafford
  • Steve Taylor

Afternoon Championship Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by The Bank of Missouri

  • Aaron Panton
  • Dr. Kate Barnette
  • Ross Barnette
  • Nick Harter

Afternoon “A” Flight Winners

  • Dan Atkinson
  • Matt Clabaugh
  • Joe McLemore
  • Matt Hollis

Afternoon “B” Flight Winners

Team Sponsored by Otis Elevator Company

  • Kayla Johnson
  • Kaitlyn Johnson
  • Mike Mosella
  • Aaron Bagley

Check out some of the photos from the 2016 tournament below.