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SWOSU Hosts 2019 Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament in Weatherford

Alumni & Friends Golf TournamentJim Waites (SWOSU Classes of 1969 and 1971) (from left) Buddy Burris (SWOSU Class of 1969), longtime SWOSU benefactor Richard Ratcliffe, and Skip Klingman (SWOSU Classes of 1967 and 1977) enjoy the 2019 SWOSU Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) with locations in Weatherford and Sayre recently hosted a golf tournament for alumni, emeriti and friends of the institution.

The 2019 SWOSU Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament, which has returned following an absence of several years, was hosted at Prairie West Golf Club in Weatherford. Thirteen teams participated in the tournament.

Participants in the tournament enjoyed a delicious luncheon generously furnished and served by the staff of First National Bank & Trust Company under the coordination of Herschel Brewster and Jarred Jones.

Magill Insurance Agency & Real Estate and 1970 SWOSU alumnus (and sitting SWOSU Foundation, Inc. Trustee) Bruce Magill generously contributed to the tournament as Driving Range Sponsor.

ProPetro Services, Inc. and 2009 SWOSU alumnus Jordan Frosch generously contributed to the tournament as Cart Sponsor.

The following generously contributed to the Tournament as hole sponsors:

- Ben E. Keith Foods

- Mark & Elizabeth McLean Family

- United Country Heard Auction & Real Estate

- Big Rig Beef Jerky

- Debbie Shepherd State Farm Insurance

- BancFirst

- Berrong Insurance

- CJ's Southwest Tire

- John & Linda Hays

- Nabors Shoe Center

- Legacy Bank

- Flex-Chem

- Marcus Wright Services

- Innovation Oil Tools, LLC.

- Mineral Marketing

- Wright Wradio

- UC Hunting Properties

“The SWOSU Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament is a beloved legacy event begun under the tenure of longtime SWOSU Foundation & Alumni leader and Vice President Jim Waites and we are delighted to bring it back,” said SWOSU President Randy L. Beutler. “We are glad that the participating teams enjoyed fellowshipping with each other and we are very grateful to the sponsors who made it possible.”

Winning first place honors in the tournament was the team comprised of:

  • Tony Louthan (SWOSU Class of 2000)
  • Clay Bruner (SWOSU Class of 2005)
  • Don Elwick
  • Brock McSperitt (SWOSU Class of 2000) 

 Winning second place was the team comprised of:

  • Timothy Pritchett (SWOSU Class of 2013)
  • Branden Maracken
  • Wade Hair
  • Jared Brown

 The 2019 SWOSU Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament was coordinated by the SWOSU Alumni Association, a subsidiary of the SWOSU Foundation, Inc. The association is a dynamic group of volunteers from all walks of life who are passionate about giving back to SWOSU. The association offers members a variety of benefits as well as event and volunteer opportunities. For more information, contact SWOSU’s Office of Institutional Advancement at 580-774-3267 or visit