With a score of 18 under par at the challenging Totfrees Resort, four golfers representing FNB Wealth Management claimed the title of 2023 Champions at the 18th annual Pat Houser Golf Tournament. Hosted by the Skills Foundation, the event raised over $43,000 to assist people with intellectual disabilities supported by Skills of Central PA in 17 counties.
Competing in a “shamble” format, 22 teams squared off in the tournament that memorializes a founding member of the Skills Board of Directors, Pat Houser. Besides the chasing the title of 2023 Champions, the golfers also had the chance to challenge one another in various other contests throughout the day. The “longest drive competition” was won by Frank Wiley (Lynn Warehousing team), from the 12th tee box. The “longest putt contest” was won by Jason Nagy (Sheetz team) on the 18th green, and the “closest to the pin” award went to Bill Wilkinson (FNB Team). Joel Confer Toyota offered $10,000 cash to any contestant that could land a “hole in one.” However, the huge prize went unclaimed, in spite of some great efforts that included two competitors just inches from the hole.
Gavin Howe, Shane Crawford, Vince Strugala, and Bill Wilkinson comprised the winning team from FNB Wealth Management. Finishing second overall, was the Mainline Pharmacy team, with a scorecard showing twelve under par. Third place went to the foursome representing Sheetz Inc.
A special raffle was conducted to raise additional funds, giving all those who purchased a ticket the chance to win a week-long stay at a beach house in Ocean Isle, North Carolina. The drawing took place at the conclusion of the golf outing, and Todd Miller, from Howard, PA was the lucky winner.
The winning foursome from FNB Wealth Management scored 18 under par in the 18th annual Pat Houser Memorial Golf Tournament, which raised over $43,000 for the Skills Foundation. Left to right are Vince Strugala, Bill Wilkinson, Gavin Howe, and Shane Crawford posed on the fairway at Toftrees Resort.