Thomas Lonsbury Scholarship Event
September 22-23, 2022

Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship Event

Gathering to Support McClure Students

Join us on Thursday and Friday, September 22-23, for our annual event!

Event proceeds will benefit the J. Warren McClure School Advisory Board Thomas Lonsbury Scholarship Endowment.

Event questions? Contact Nick Lathrop and follow us on LinkedIn.

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Thursday, September 22
4-5:30 p.m.

Ridges Walking Tour

New this year is a walking tour of the Athens Asylum! Join long-time Appalachian Behavioral Health employee and Athens Asylum advocate George Eberts for an engaging tour of the grounds and cemeteries. Learn about the history of mental health treatment from the Kirkbride Plan to the present day and hear George’s personal anecdotes.
Meet outside the Kennedy Museum of Art

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Welcome Banquet

Ohio University Inn

Friday, September 23 - Golf Outing
8:30 a.m.

Registration opens

Athens Country Club
7606 Country Club Road 94220
Athens, OH  45701

9:45 a.m. Pictures
10 a.m.

Tournament Shotgun Start

Athens Country Club

11 a.m.


Open to non-golfers as well

2:30 - 4 p.m.

19th Hole Social and Awards

Athens Country Club Clubhouse


Lonsbury Event Details

Venue information
  • Reception & Banquet
  • Golf Tournament Participants
  • Accommodations at the Ohio University Inn and Conference Center
    • The Ohio University Inn and Conference Center is offering a preferred rate for this event to guests who register before Friday, August 26.
    • To reserve your room, visit the hotel website, click on the "Book Now" icon and enter the code 220914TOML. 
    • Please contact event organizers if you have questions.

More details coming soon.

Golf Classic Rules

All play will be governed by the U.S.G.A. Rules of Golf


Four‑Person Lauderdale Scramble. Each player will hit the tee shot. The players will choose the ball in the best position and all four players will play from that point. This format will be used until hole is completed.

Bogey is your friend and the highest score you can take on any given hole.


Teams will use a minimum of 2 tee shots by each player – one on the front nine ‑ one on the back nine.

Men shall play the first 9 holes from the White Tee‑Markers and the second 9 holes from the 
GREEN Tee‑Markers.

Women shall play from the Red Tee‑Markers both times around. 

Preferred lies Players may improve the lie of the ball one club‑length of its original lie no nearer the hole. The ball must remain in it’s original condition. A ball in the rough must remain in the rough, a ball in a bunker must remain in the bunker, etc.. Once the ball is on the putting surface the ball may be moved one putter‑head length, no nearer the hole.
Ties All ties will be decided by scorecard playoff, starting with the #1 Handicap hole, then #2 and working forward until a hole has been won.
Proximity Challenges

Prizes awarded for: 

  • Longest drive: #8 (from the Green Tee only) 
  • Closest to the pin: #5 & #14
  • Longest putt: #9 & #18
Mulligans Mulligans may be purchased in advance, two per person and eight per foursome.  Mulligans may be used on any shot including putts but are not to be used on the prize holes.


A Note from our Tournament Chair 

As we look forward to another great event, I'll share with you the words of former Director Garon Gentzel, who summed it up best:

"We are committed to our mission of providing an event that builds a sense of partnership and camaraderie while fostering interaction among students, faculty, and industry professionals. Our history proves this to be a winning formula in making a meaningful difference, and we thank you for helping us fulfill this vision." 
Stay up-to-date on details for the 20th annual Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship Event by following us on LinkedIn. We look forward to seeing you in September!
Nick Lathrop


Nick Lathrop

Tournament Chair

A Note from our Director

Dear Alumni and friends of the McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies,

Last year we did not have the opportunity to see all of you in Athens. Our advisory board and all of us at the school, have worked hard to welcome you back to our fundraising and golf tournament event this year. 

At the McClure School we are thankful for your support that provides peace of mind to many of our students. The golf tournament is an event that for over a decade has supported dozens of students with academic scholarships. You will have the opportunity to meet some of these students today at the event.  

On behalf of the school, I would like to thank Nick Lathrop for his efforts over the past year to put together this event. Nick along with our Advisory Board have always shown incredible dedication to our school. 

All of us at the school hope you enjoy your time in Athens and use it as an opportunity to reconnect with alumni, friends and our faculty. 


Julio Arauz


Julio Arauz
Director, J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies

Event History

In 2002, Thomas Lonsbury — an avid golfer and member of the McClure School Advisory Board — suggested that the board establish a scholarship for outstanding students in the McClure ITS program and fund it with proceeds from a golf classic. The board agreed and promptly named Lonsbury chair of the advisory board for the Thomas Lonsbury Scholarship Golf Classic.

Lonsbury chaired the event until his death in 2012. That year’s tournament was the first to be called the Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic. Advisory board member Garon Gentzel took over leadership of the event for eight seasons. New advisory board member Nick Lathrop will continue the tradition of keeping our alumni engaged with their university.

Our Hall of Champions 

2021 Nationwide Insurance Score: 62 Tod Bickley
Doug Hromeo
Justin Surber
Erik Langhans
2019 Progressive Insurance Score: 62 Ray Mack
Prabu Rajakumar
Angelo Martella
Ivan Tomic


Score: 62 Mike Casey
Casey Babinger
Andrew Bednar
Jeremy Shoup
2017 Progressive Insurance Score: 60 Kacee Babinger 
Mike Casey 
Jeremy Shoup 
Gary Weckman
2016   Score: 61 Joe Wiles 
Jason Stidham 
Mike Perez 
Greg Wheeler
2015   Score: 61 Tim Linson 
Brad Webb 
Bryan Ireton 
2014   Score: 61 Tim Linson 
Todd Hatton 
Steve Burke 
Kevin Mueller 
2013   Score: 60 Tom Cunningham 
Jeff Holkovic 
Scott Hollowell 
Dan Davies 
2012   Score: 59 Sean Davidson 
Benjah Miller 
Evan Reid 
Alex Meierdiercks
2011   Score: 59 Jason Ice
Ryan Burnett
Marc Mendoza
Glenn Montz
2010   Score: 57 James Frost
Tom Grosh
Patrick Stepman
Sean Davidson
2009   Score: 59 Ken Bailey
Sean Davidson
Rick Manderick
Benjah Miller
2008   Score: 60 Tom Grosh
Sean Swanson
Tom Smith
(3-person team)
2007 Pepsi-7UP/Nortel Score: 60 Randy Denny
Jim Hurphy
Jerry Koelling 
Gary Shook
2006 Progressive Insurance Score: 61 Brian Chylik
Pete Costanzo
Mark Langhans
Steve McCullough
2005 OU Binge Brothers Assoc. Score: 62 Tom Grosh
Mike Kirincic
Don McMillan
Kevin Walsh
2004 OU Binge Brothers Assoc. Score: 61 Tom Grosh
Ken Jones
Mike Kirincic
Kevin Walsh
2003 Avaya Score: 62 Jeff Courtright
Tim Esker
Tom Lonsbury
Tom Waterman
2002 Avaya Score: 30 Jeff Courtright
Tim Esker
Tom Lonsbury
Tom Waterman
(9 holes played due to Hurricane Isidore)

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