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33rd Annual WOSC Foundation Jim Holland Memorial Golf Tournament

Sep 1, 2023 -- maegan.martin
From left to right: Carter Holland, Braddock Abernathy, Linda Holland Copeland, Kyle McMahan, Barry Kille, Jake Wyatt, Jay Holland, and Dr. Chad Wiginton, WOSC President.
From left to right: Carter Holland, Braddock Abernathy, Linda Holland Copeland, Kyle McMahan, Barry Kille, Jake Wyatt, Jay Holland, and Dr. Chad Wiginton, WOSC President.

The 33rd Annual WOSC Foundation Jim Holland Memorial Golf Tournament was held Saturday, August 12, 2023 at the Greens of Altus. The 2023 Annual Tournament will provide $18,700.00 in additional funds to the WOSC Foundation Jim Holland Memorial Scholarship Endowment.  This year’s benefit will increase the endowment to nearly $382,000.00, with only the interest earned from the endowment providing scholarships on an annual basis. 

The 2023 Tournament Champion Team was Team McMahan, sponsored by Frazer Bank, winning with a score of 55 – an unbelievable score of 16 under par.  Team members included Kyle McMahan, Jake Wyatt, Barry Kille, and Braddock Abernathy. There were nine Prize hole winners winning a dozen Titleist PROVI high-quality golf balls each.

Over the 33 years of tournament play, teams have evolved from three generations of golfers.  Many of our teams began with father and son groups, and currently, teams have consisted of grandchildren stepping up to fill a team.  The tournament is about more than golf. It is about fellowship, family, scholarships, and a 33-year heritage of golf on the same course year after year.   

Jay Holland, the son of the late Jim Holland, was 24 when he played in the first tournament to honor the memory of his dad.  Jay plays every year with his now 22-year old son, Carter Holland,

The annual tournament has received financial support on a continued basis from local businesses, longtime friends, and former students of the late Jim Holland.  Linda Holland Copeland, who has never missed a tournament, is always moved by the continued support of the Jim Holland Memorial Scholarship Tournament. 

The WOSC Foundation would like to thank all of our numerous sponsors and Greg Daugherty at the Greens of Altus for hosting our tournament.

The Western Oklahoma State College Foundation provides the opportunity to invest in the future by offering many ways to give. The WOSC Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 organization and exists to generate support for the students and programs of Western Oklahoma State College. For more information on the WOSC Foundation or other ways to support, visit wosc.edu/give or call our office at (580) 477-7706.

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