Golfing for Good: Wine Cup® Raises over $59,000

The 19th annual Wine Cup® raised over $59,000 that helps scholarships, the Bill Powers Sabbatical and many programs that help the Washington wine industry. The Washington Wine Industry Foundation was organized to identify challenges facing the industry and working with partners to facilitate funding for solutions.

Nearly 140 golfers came together at Suncadia Resort’s Prospector Golf Course in Cle Elum last week.

“Team Washington Trust Bank” was overall champion and took home the coveted perpetual Wine Cup®.

The final results:

Men’s Team Bracket

First Place: Team Washington Trust Bank (Aaron Sparks, Ben Cox, Will Mercer and Jarred Haff of Washington Trust Bank)

Second Place: Team Drape Net North America (Dean Benson, Luck Simpson, Nick Cox and Andrew Schutt of Drape Net North America)

Women’s Team Bracket

First Place: Team Sippin Sisters (Marilyn Hawkins, Vicki Griesinger, Kathy Kaye, Cheri Brennan of Hawkins & Company PR)

Second Place: Team Corteva AgriScience (Kira Bennett, Heidi Morris, Linsey Morrison, Emily Bautista-Herdt of Corteva AgriScience)

Co-Ed Mixed Team Bracket

First Place: Team Northwest Farm Credit Services- B (Jason Buchanan, Cody Reeves, Dan Andrews and Heidi Andrews of Northwest Farm Credit Services)

Second Place: Northwest Farm Credit Services – A (Michael Babenko, Casey Cox, Natasha Mendonca, Amanda Galbreath of Northwest Farm Credit Services)

Contest winners were: Monica Keo golfing for Stoel Rives (Women’s Longest Drive), Aaron Gale golfing for Nichino America (Men’s Longest Drive), Jenna Weber golfing for PayneWest/CIG (Women’s Closest to the Pin – 19’4”), John Heffrow golfing for Mercer Ranches (Men’s Closest to the Pin – 2’10”), Vicki Griesinger golfing for Hawkins & Company PR  (Women’s Longest Putt – 15’9”), Will Wiles golfing for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (Men’s Longest Putt – 17’8”’), and Jeremy Hirai golfing for Gamache Ag Services (Putting Contest), and Andrew Schutt golfing for Drape Net North America (Cork Chipping).

Tournament sponsors and prize donations from: Bleyhl Co-Op, Wilbur-Ellis, Stoel Rives, Washington Trust Bank, Mountain States Construction Co., Gamache Ag Services, J&S Crushing, StaVin, Rabo AgriFinance, Vintners Logistics, Nichino America, Country Financial, Drape Net North America, Shaw Vineyards, Basin Pacific Insurance & Benefits, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Inland Desert Nursery, Coventry Vale, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Moss Adams, Vine Tech Equipment, Banner Bank, Four Feathers Wine Estates, CliftonLarsonAllen, Mercer Ranches, Metis, Sherri Swingle, Walter Clore Center, Skamania Resort, and Dixon Golf.


Leave a Comment


See all stories