LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell football alumni and friends of the program gathered this past Saturday for the annual Bud Ranck-Tom Gadd Memorial Kickoff Classic at the Bucknell Golf Club.

The event featured morning and afternoon flights, a lunch and an evening dinner and auction that took place in the Elaine Langone Center's Terrace Room.

The golf tournament format was a scramble. Prizes were awarded to the first- and second-place finishers in each flight's masters and open divisions.

During the dinner program, Tommy Thompson '60, a Bucknell Hall of Fame member and longtime coach and staff member who passed away in June, was recognized. The class of 1960, led by Tony Rinaldo, presented Thompson's wife, Robynn, and daughter, Jennifer, with a plaque commemorating his achievements.

In addition, Professor Rivka Ulmer was presented with this year's Ranck-Gadd Memorial Award for her countless contributions and support of the Bison football team. 

Ranck Flight – 8 a.m.
Masters Division
1st Place (59): John Sommers '61, Ed Reitzel '61, Ken Twiford '62, Ray Cosgrove '62 
2nd Place (67): Craig Harley '94, Dick Skelton '60, Ellis Harley '59, P'94, Tom Huntington

Open Division – First Flight
1st Place (57): Abdullah Anderson P'18, Bryan Fleming, Mike Epps, John Watkins P'18
2nd Place (58): Scott Latimer '77, Stan Durtan '73, Ed Jones '73, Brad Jones

Open Division – Second Flight
1st Place (67): Matt Schumacher, Ben Jamison, Rocky Moore, Keith Dunlap
2nd Place (67): Linda Smolka (NCAA Faculty Rep), Darrell Morse P'18, Jared Morse '18, Asst. Coach Darnell Stapleton

Closest to Pin #4: Linda Smolka 4’10.5”
Closest to Pin #10: Tom Huntington 9’5”
Closest to Line #11: Doug Williams '63 
Longest Drive #15: Linda Smolka
Putting Contest Winner: Darrell Morse

Gadd Flight – 1 p.m.
Masters Division
1st Place (56): Scott Latimer '77, Stan Durtan '73, Ed Jones '73, Brad Jones
2nd Place (62): Jack Eachus '60, Tony Rinaldo '60, Dennis Cox '60, Pete Fritts '60

Open Division – First Flight
1st Place (55): Luke Rohrbaugh '71, P'12, Bob Marks '67, John Rodgers '67, Mike Sharock
2nd Place (59): Matthew Bitikofer P'21, Logan Bitikofer '21, Caden Bonar, Brett Burrier

Open Division – Second Flight
1st Place (65): Michael Cangelosi '06, Craig Swanson '06, Michael Treston '06, Cole Ciesnolevicz '05
2nd Place (66): John Heuer '87, Dave Henry '86, Brian Callahan '86, Mike Morrow '87 

Closest to Pin #4: Matt Patterson 10’10”
Closest to Pin #10: Randy Kreisher 11'
Closest to Line #11: Don Dimitroff '87
Longest Drive #15: Doug Marinak '70
Putting Contest Winner - Harry Buell '88