The Ninth Annual Big Tex Golf Classic was a hole-in-one for Texas students. A record-breaking $105,330 was raised at the event, with all proceeds going directly to the Fair’s Big Tex Youth Livestock Auction and Scholarship Program.
“We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this year’s event,” said Travis Sartain and Taylor Bledsoe, co-chairs of the tournament. “We surpassed our goals again this year and are very excited about the continued growth of the Big Tex Golf Classic.”
One hundred percent of the money raised at this event goes to support the Big Tex Youth Livestock Auction and Scholarship Program, which has awarded more than $27 million in auction awards and college scholarships in its history. This program benefits students from across the state who have competed in youth livestock events at the Fair, students attending one of six Dallas DISD high schools surrounding Fair Park, and seasonal employees of the State Fair of Texas.
A competitive 36 teams comprised of 144 golfers competed at the event held at the Tenison Highlands Golf Course in Dallas. With two teams scoring 55, a scorecard playoff was required. The tournament’s first place team members of team Capital Commercial collected the trophy and annual bragging rights. Landing in second place, the team members of Weil Gotshal & Manges were also awarded trophies.
Tony Lyon of the Lone Star Ag Credit team won the Closest to the Pin prize. The Dearborn National $5,000 Putting Contest Winner was a draw. There were no winners at the Worldwide Express $10,000 Hole-in-One contest.
A special thanks to the following organizations and individuals:
- 2019 Title Sponsor – Worldwide Express;
- 2019 Co-Title Sponsor – Lincoln Rackhouse;
- Player Breakfast Sponsor – Atmos Energy;
- Player Merchandise Tent Sponsor – Platinum Event Services;
- Player Shirt Sponsor – ACT Event Services;
- Big Tex Ball Sponsor – Grapevine Golf Cars;
- 40+ valued State Fair of Texas volunteers.
The tournament was also sponsored by Marsh & McLennan, National Write Your Congressman, Ben E. Keith, Herb’s Paint and Body Shops, Lockton Dunning, Dearborn National, Bush Rudnicki Shelton, L&B Realty Advisors, The Dallas Morning News, Weil Gotshal & Manges, IBERIABANK, Omni Dallas Hotel, and Keurig Dr Pepper.
Learn more about the 2019 Big Tex Golf Classic at BigTex.com/big-tex-golf-classic/.
Learn more about the State Fair’s Big Tex Scholarship Program at BigTex.com/scholarship/.
Learn more about the Big Tex Youth Livestock Auction at BigTex.com/youth-auction/.