Yuma Catholic High School
For Immediate Release:
Katie Ries, Advancement Director
March 29, 2022
“Pasquinelli Shamrock Open Tournament Winners”
The 18th Annual Pasquinelli Shamrock Open Golf Tournament was held at the Yuma Golf and Country Club on Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, 2023. This annual event is a fundraiser to support the success of the 489 students at Yuma Catholic High School.
The Friday format was an 18 hole, par 3 horse race contest with alternating shots. It was a fast, furious and fun afternoon of play for the teams. First Place was awarded to the MD Farms team of Gabe Plaza, John Holbrook, Davie Brooks and John Botsford. Second Place was awarded to the Vessey & Company team of Kobe Villegas, Kevin Villegas, Joe Allegranza and Dylan Smith. Third Place was awarded to the Griffin R&R Farming team of Ray Griffin, Ted Johnson, Miguel Salcedo and Pat Griffin. Fourth Place went to the Desert Road Builders team of Robert Smythe, Senait Smythe, Phil Davis and Elaine Davis.
The Saturday morning format was an 18-hole scramble with the players teeing up based on their handicaps. First Place was awarded to the Sellers Petroleum Team of Tony Sellers, Jeff Sellers, Jack Wilbur and Jay McMullen. Second Place was awarded to the Pasquinelli Family Foundation team of Grady Bourgignon, Fr. Chris Orndorff, Jeff Havins, and Calvin Morris. Third place was awarded to the Nova Home Loans team of Dustin Craig, Todd Craig, Kyle McLaughlin and Stevie Seale. Fourth Place went to the Pasquinelli Family Foundation team of Ron Ewing, Dick McLaughlin, Gary Pasquinelli and Adrienne McLaughlin.
The two-day event also featured hole-in-one prize opportunities, skins contest and raffle prizes to increase the fun! All in all there was over $12,000 in cash and prizes awarded to the winners. No one was able to score one of the four hole in one prizes sponsored by Imperial Date Gardens, Alexander Automotive Group, Ammons Farms, and a generous anonymous donor! The Skins money on Friday was split evenly among 6 tying teams. The Skins winners for Saturday were: Grady Bourgignon, Fr. Chris Orndorff, Jeff Havins, and Calvin Morris. Congratulations to all of the winners.
The students of Yuma Catholic High School are succeeding because of these generous sponsors. The event raised over $75,000 to support student success.
Special thanks to our Title & Patron Sponsors: Pasquinelli Produce Company and Peter’s Foundation. Friends of YC Sponsors A.T. Pancrazi Insurance, A.T. Pancrazi Real Estate and Helena Agri-Enterprises. Hole in One Sponsors: Imperial Date Gardens, Ammons Farms, Alexander Automotive Group and an anonymous donor. Spirit Sponsors: Sellers Petroleum, Botsford & Goodfellow, MD Farms, Vessey & Company, Griffin R&R Farming, Holaday Seed Company, Duda Farm Fresh, Pilkington Construction, Castle Dome Seed/Lutes Casino, RDO Equipment, Perricone Farms, Pinnacle Seed, 1st Bank Yuma, Hardknocks Limited Partnership, Desert Road Builders, Bernal Dental Group, EXP Realty, The Growers Company and Nova Home Loans. Lunch Sponsors: Wilbur Ellis, Dole, Waymon Farms, UBS, Yuma Vision Center, Central Valley Seeds, Brett Thompson, and Farm Credit West. Blue Sponsors: Auza Applicators, Joe Catanzaro, Top Flavor Farms, 719 Wakefield Properties, Blohm Farms, Tim McEntire and Sakata Seed Tee Sign Sponsors: Green-Go Seeds, Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Tucson, Holbrook Electric, Daily Farms, Primus Auditing Ops, Yuma Investment Group, Haven Health Sandpointe, Harrison Farms, Mark Croft Golf Academy, Estes Insulation, Dome Valley Farms, and Vessey & Company. Donations: Sonsray Machinery, Studio Y Yoga, Liberty Motor Sports, Cynthia Cabanillas and Farrah Gebhart.
The Advancement Committee would also like to thank those that donated raffle items: Seller’s Petroleum, Crouse’s Flat Top Grill, Mr. B’s Bicycles, RDO Equipment, Sprague’s Sports, Arizona Leadership Foundation, Vessey & Company, Desert Hills Golf Course, Positive Pathways, Takos & Beer, Sprouts, La Casa Deli, The Pasquinelli Family, Jimmy Pascho, Jeff and Kari Tatar, Soft Cloth Car Wash, Morris Ag Air, The Best Taquito, Saigon Pho, Arizona Auto Clinic, YGCC, GameOne, Wheezy’s Brownie’s Cafe and Mostly Muffins!
Advancement recognizes the tremendous support from the tournament Co-Chairs Gary Pasquinelli and Mark Pancrazi. Thank you to TK and the team at Yuma Golf and Country Club for their fine effort in hosting the tournament. The Friday night seafood appetizers and Saturday lunch were greatly enjoyed by all who participated. Thank you to the other committee members who helped make a great event: Davie Brooks, Blaine Morris and Alex Muller.
The proceeds from this event go towards supporting Yuma Catholic High School’s Mission of providing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Yuma Catholic High School has small class sizes, a 100% college acceptance rate, a strong scholar athlete program, religious education, dual enrollment classes on YC’s campus with transferable college credits from Arizona Western College. The faculty and staff at Yuma Catholic maintain a learning environment that fosters the development of morally responsible leaders who volunteer to serve many local organizations. Those who are interested in becoming part of the Yuma Catholic community or want to learn more about our campus and curriculum are welcome to call 317-7902 to schedule a tour or visit our new website at www.yumacatholic.org