Thomas Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Athens Country Club
7606 Country Club Rd
Athens, OH 45701

In 2002, Thomas Lonsbury - an avid golfer and member of the Information and Telecommunication Systems Management Advisory Board - suggested that the board establish a scholarship for outstanding ITS students and fund it with the proceeds of a golf classic. The Board agreed and promptly named Lonsbury chair of the Advisory Board 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 has taken over leadership of the event, which continues to be a successful fundraiser.

During the 2017 ITS Day awards banquet the Advisory Board had the pleasure of awarding two outstanding students the Thomas Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship. Please join us in congratulating AJ Hudak and Ryan Kemper as the recipients of the 2017 Thomas Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship.  This is the fourth time since the inception of the scholarship fund that we presented two awards in the same year. This would not be possible without your generous support and that of over 150 annual contributors to our fund. The ITS Advisory Board thanks you for your support.

Proceeds from our event benefit the students of Ohio University J. Warren McClure School of Information & Telecommunication Systems. In the past 15 years, we have built an endowed fund of over $250,000 and presented 18 scholarships to worthy Ohio University ITS students. The students’ success depends on you! Whether you are a past tournament player, or a new potential sponsor or player, your participation will help provide support to a deserving ITS student. For details on the 2016 classic, please click here.

Mark your calendars for this year! The 2017 Thomas Lonsbury Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, September 21st, at the Athens Country Club. For sponsorship opportunities please click here.


Garon Gentzel
2017 Tournament Chair and ITS Advisory Board Member


8:00 AM - Shotgun Start
12:45 PM - Shotgun Start
Reception/dinner - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Golfer Ticket Includes:

Round of golf (best ball tournament)
Free driving range practice
Trophies awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers
Course beverages
Reception/dinner (cocktails)
Hotel group rate

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A list of our sponsors:
- Progressive Insurance, Nationwide Insurance, Accenture, Spectrum Business, at&t, The Marathon Petroleum Company LP, Cincinnati Bell, Frontier Communications, Box, Blue Coat/Symantec, ZScaler, E.W. Scripps Company, Broadsoft, Cisco and The Ohio University Inn.
- Andy Snow, Judy Lonsbury, Phil Campbell, Neil Okonank, Lea Beltz. Ron Minto, Steve Wylie. John Osborne, The Corbitt Family, Lori Meierdiercks, John Wall and over 70 individual event participants.

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