The 12th Wollak Golf Classic or Wollak Cup garnered $909 that was donated to Saipan Cares for Animals to continue their work in rescuing animals and providing low cost services to the Northern Mariana Islands.
According to Dan Wollak, the organizer of the Wollak Golf Classic, the event that was held last weekend and consisted of 64 players and were spread out into 16 teams and 100% of the proceeds went to support SCA. The tourney started with just 20 golfers and has grown each tournament.
The championship was awarded to Wollak and his team the Sandbaggers who combined for a net of 69 1/3 and won the perpetual trophy along with the $200 cash prize or $50 per player. The winning team consisted of Wollak, Shayne Villanueva, Steve Mullin, and Mike Hall.
Aside from the cash prize, the winners also got their name forever engraved on the perpetual WGC trophy.
Coming in at second place was the Whi-Tees who accumulated a total net score of 72 1/3. The group consisted of Justin Lowe, Kyle Mulligan, Flor Jones, and Jeremy Rother.
Rounding up the Top 3 was Under Perfect who ended the tourney with a combined net score of 73 2/3.
The third-place team were Charlie Peters, Kimi McKagan, Don Hallmark, and Salam Younis.
Wollak said he would like to thank the event’s main sponsors MARPAC and Shelf Wine and Spirits. Other sponsors include Joeten Motors Co., McDonald’s Saipan, Shell Marianas, IT&E, and Cristiano’s Food Trailer.
“Without their support we wouldn’t be able to raise all the money for Saipan Cares that we did,” he said.
Wollak, a long time physical education teacher, kicked off the golf tourney 12 years ago with the intent to neutralize the playing field so everyone can succeed.
“I golf with a bunch of people with a big range of ability levels. I wanted to have a little tourney with specialized rules depending on each golfers’ handicap. I guess as a PE teacher, that is how my brain works, trying to find ways to neutralize the playing field so everyone can contribute and be successful. I came up with a team-based tournament that is partially is a combination of individual play and scramble play,” he said.