Jet Open golf tournament renamed ‘Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament’


The late Laurie (Champ) Bell A’46, ’49 was honored Aug. 10 when Newman officials announced the renaming of the Jet Open golf tournament to the Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament, in recognition of the founder and longtime supporter of the annual Athletics Department fund-raiser. A record-shattering 164 golfers took to the course at Rolling Hills Country Club for the 25th annual event, which raised almost $65,000 to support Newman student-athletes. The tournament, which typically takes place in April, was rescheduled to August because of heavy spring rains. This year’s winning foursome was, l-r: Paul Simon, Father Joe Eckberg, Frank Suellentrop, and Mike Suellentrop (not pictured).

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