Southwest Tennessee Community College

July 19, 2004

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Sam Bradley, a junior business major at Christian Brothers University, was the winner of Southwest’s Longest Drive Competition on Saturday at Southwest’s Macon Cove Campus. With a drive of 325 yards, the 20-year old Bradley won a week’s accommodations in Hawaii or Las Vegas. A member of CBU’s basketball team, the 6’4” Bradley attended Germantown High School, where he was also a member of the Red Devils’ golf team. He is a resident of Cordova and is the son of Bill and Kay Bradley.

The runner-up went to Mark Vanblaricom with a drive of 315 yards. Vanblaricom received a certificate for 18 holes for 4 at Forest Hill Golf Course in Millington. The third place finisher was a familiar name to Southwest – former Saluqis’ baseball coach Doug Darnall, who had a longest drive of 310 yards. Darnall received a prize of 18 holes for 4 at Galloway Golf Course.

“This year’s Longest Drive Competition was very successful, and we are anticipating doing this again next year,” said Cheryl Bingham, Director of Alumni Affairs and Scholarship Programs at Southwest. “The response from the community was very good, and hopefully we’ll have even more alumni participation in the future.” The competition, which was sponsored by the Southwest Alumni Association, raised money for the college’s Scholarship Fund and also to Southwest’ Major Gifts Campaign.