Bishop Timon – St. Jude High School hosted its annual Jim Hillery ’51 Green & Gold Golf Tournament on Monday, July 23. More than 150 golfers enjoyed playing at the tournament’s new location, the Orchard Park Country Club.
Each year, funds from the tournament help provide tuition assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to attend Timon. The tournament has raised over $200,000 since Jim Hillery started it many years ago.
The honorary chairs of this event, the Purcell family, had five brothers who attended Bishop Timon High School, four of which were members of Timon’s golf team.
Joe, a member of the class of 1959, received All-Catholic recognition two years in a row and was later inducted into the Timon Athletic Hall of Fame for his golf mastery. Paul, ’60, also played on the Timon golf team while achieving Academic First Honors each year. Peter, ’72 achieved Academic First Honors while playing on the golf team for three of his four years as a student. Tom, ’65 also played golf for Timon, while Pat, ’61 focused on photography for Timon publications and went on to earn his bachelor and master’s degrees in art education.
Congratulations to the winning foursomes with a score of 60: Vin Bamrick ’79, Jack Hoffstetter ’71, Paul Hoffstetter ’73 and Pauly Hoffstetter ’04. The second and third place foursomes were determined by a match of cards; second place with a score of 61 was the team of Mark Blake ’06, Casey Krug ’06, Chris Parisi ’06 and Brian Rathke ’06. The third place foursome also with a score of 61 included Adam Vogl ’06, Ricky Finnegan ’05, Sean Murphy ’04 and Dan Krug ’07. Mike Baer ’88 won the Closest to the Line contest and Paul Hoffstetter won the Closest to the Pin contest.
The success of the tournament was due to Jim Hillery ’51 Green & Gold Golf Tournament Planning Committee members Vin Bamrick ’79, Mike Byrne ’79, Pat Crowley, Dan Caulfield ’76, Jack Caldiero ’79, Ricky Finnegan ’05, Barbara Hart, Jim Hillery ’74, Tony Ippolito ’75 and Bob Salamone ’77, along with sponsors Basil Resale South, Brian Seifert ’88, Margaret Martello Howard Hanna Real Estate, Mattingly Cavagnaro, LLP, Dr. Peter Purcell ’74, Steve Barnes ’76, Towne Ford, Mark Cassidy ’77, KOM Automation, Lumsden & McCormick LLP, Farrell Financial, Imperial Pizza, Gasuik Sales, Raymond James and Overdorf Insurance Agency.