ITS-UIT golf tournament decided by a tiebreaker
Radio broadcaster Paul Harvey described golf as a contest “where you yell ‘fore,’ shoot six, and write down five.”
Stances and swings aside, golf really is a numbers game.
Scores are determined by the fewest strokes taken. A standard round consists of nine or 18 holes. Par typically ranges from three to five depending on the distance to the hole. The United States Golf Association limits players to 14 clubs per bag when a round begins. The first two digits of a golf club denote its loft angle … and so on.
Fittingly, the winner of the 14th annual Information Technology Services (ITS)-University Information Technology (UIT) golf tournament was decided by a tiebreaker.
“It’s always a friendly but tightly contested competition. This year was certainly no exception,” said organizer Mark Curtz, a product manager for UIT University Support Services (USS).
A UIT team — Destry Mulleneaux, Doug Conorich, and Brandon West, and vendor representative Taylor Bearnson — ended up tying an ITS team — Daniel Quintana, Justin Cummings, Russ Sorenson, and Jordan Sharples. Both teams finished with a score of 29 (7 under par). The UIT team edged out the runner-up by posting the best scores on the hardest (lowest handicap) holes. The third-place team — Curtz and Ed Fresco, Financial Services’ Jake O'Conner, and Utah Museum of Fine Arts’ Darrin Robertson — finished with a score of 30 (6 under par).
The women’s longest drive was awarded to UIT’s Aimee Ellett while the men’s award was earned by Dan McMillan from Continuing Education. The women’s closest-to-the-pin award went to ITS’ Madeline Araya and the men’s contest was won by Curtz.
A total of 72 golfers divided into 18 four-person teams participated in the event, held on September 14 at Salt Lake City’s Forest Dale Golf Course. UIT has been hosting the golf tournament every year since 2009, taking a short hiatus in 2020. The event included nine holes of golf, a cart, dinner, and prizes.
UIT and ITS leadership wish to thank Curtz for coordinating the event.
Below are additional images from the tournament, courtesy of UIT’s Mark Curtz and Thanh Nguyen.
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