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by: Stetson University
Berner Golf Classic boasts fresh student vigor
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  10/18/2013
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by Ronald Williamson

A double eagle dose of youthful vigor and fresh ideas is being pumped into a tired homecoming golf tournament this fall to put it on the leader-board as a major athletic fundraiser and a real world experience for sport business students.

“It’s exciting to be the first class on campus to be in charge of planning and hosting an event this large,” said Adriana Jaimes, a senior from Palm Bay.

“This is real life with real people expecting a real event,” said her classmate, Garron Workman, a senior from Jupiter. “Experience doesn’t get any better than that.”

Both students study event management under sport business professor Benjamin Goss, Ph.E. The class is rebranding an alumni golf event begun in 1990 in memory of Wes Berner, a standout Stetson University golf coach of the 1950s and 60s who died in 1973. The event’s name has changed over the years as its popularity and fundraising power waned.

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