Alumni News

A beautiful day for a drive

2 golfers at course

Thom Contreras and Geoff Johnston of the Class of 2016, along with David Nam (’98, not pictured), came in first.

Our graduates swapped their hand pieces for drivers, irons and putters at another thoroughly enjoyable alumni golf tournament on Sept. 14 at The Golf Club at Newcastle on Seattle’s Eastside. With balmy temperatures and mild breezes under mostly sunny skies, the conditions could hardly have been better.

With a best-ball score of 56, the threesome of Geoff Johnston (’16), Thom Contreras (’16), and David Nam (’98) took first place. The two next-best groups recorded scores of 61, but the foursome of Al Munk, Mark Svore, Brett Fidler, and Mark DiRe, all Class of ’75, won a scorecard playoff to take second place. Third place went to the trio of Mike Kern (’93), Tom Herrick (’93), and Jean-Paul Banh (’14).

Beth Shaw (’08) and Scott Shaw (’08) won long-drive honors. Jeremy Chaison  (’06), our Dental Alumni Association president-elect, parked his shot just nine feet and seven inches from the hole on No. 12 to win the contest for closest to the pin.

4 golfers at course

Mark Svore, Al Munk, Brett Fidler, and Mark DiRe of the Class of 1975 won second place.

4 women golfers at course

Shokofeh Tabaraie, Jennifer Tung, Emi Chaison, and Nikki Chin, all Class of 2006.

Thanks go to Heartland Dental, sponsor of the post-tournament dinner, and our hole sponsors: Zions Bank, Washington Dentists’ Insurance Agency, Nakanishi Dental Laboratory, Inc., Kitsap Bank, HomeStreet Bank, and Burkhart.