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RLC Foundation hosts 37th Annual Golf Outing

Twenty-seven teams and 160 golfers teed off at the 37th Annual Rend Lake College Foundation Golf Outing on Sept. 14 in a fundraising effort for the RLCF, and the Men’s and Women’s Golf teams.

The outing, held at the Rend Lake Golf Course in Whittington, raises thousands of dollars every year for the Foundation and the teams. Foundation CEO Kay Zibby-Damron said the event continues to be successful and provide for RLC students, all thanks to the support of locals and businesses.

“Our outing was a tremendous success. It’s hard to beat a beautiful day on the golf course with 160 good friends, who love and support our first nationally ranked community college in Illinois,” said Zibby-Damron. “We had several new major sponsors this year and I am grateful for their interest and investment in our students. The support we receive from local businesses and individuals is very appreciated. We’re already making plans for next year’s golf tournament.”

Winning the first place championship plaque was Team Kane Insurance comprised of team captain Tom Kane, and Hillary Esser, McKenzie Flanigan, Jeff Morgan, James Sager, and Shannon Smith with a score of 54.

In the A flight, first place went to Country Financial’s team of captain Tony Etnier, alongside Joe Ervin, Josh Esser, Matt Flanigan, Greg Hollmann, and Steve Holman with a score of 59.

For B flight, first place went to Egyptian Building & Construction Trades’ team of captain Eric Perkins, with Tom Caliper, Wes Cook, Jay Elders, Mitch Smoot, and Gene Watson with a score of 64.

To learn more about the RLC Foundation, call 618-437-5321, Ext. 1214 or email [email protected]. To view all the team images from the day, visit RLC’s Flickr account at