Marshall School of Medicine to host 22nd annual Golf Classic | Proceeds benefit graduation activities, scholarship fund

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will host its 22nd annual Golf Classic, presented by OVP Health, Tuesday, April 27, at Guyan Golf and Country Club. A number of measures will be in place to ensure social distancing and the safety of participants. 

 The event is a four-player golf scramble with a putting contest throughout the tournament. Player registration, with a boxed lunch provided by Honeybaked Ham of Barboursville, starts at 11 a.m. The tournament begins at noon with a shotgun start. Presentation of awards and dinner will follow the tournament.  

 Event sponsors to date include: OVP Health (title sponsor); E.P. Leach and Sons, Hammers Industries (putting sponsors); Dr. Philip L. Casingal (Class of 1992), Dr. David A. & Mrs. Sharon N. Denning, King’s Daughters Medical Center, Lee Graphics, Marshall OB/GYN, Mountain Health Network, Dr. Julia L. Pasquale (Class of 2003), Pleasant Valley Hospital, River Park Hospital, Thomas Health (green sponsors); and HQ Publishing, Marshall Athletics, Radiology, Inc., Retina Consultants PLLC, Total Practice Solutions Group​ (white sponsors). Additional thanks go to Honey Baked Ham of Barboursville, Huntington Banks, Sam's Club 8152 and Spriggs Distributing Company.

 Sponsorship packages start at $750. Individual packages are $75 for School of Medicine alumni, faculty staff and students; $150 for other friends of the School of Medicine; and complimentary for members of the Class of 2021. Entry fee includes green fee and cart, dinner and a chance for great prizes.

Proceeds from the golf classic support graduation week activities and add to the Class of 2021 Scholarship Fund, which the class endowed in 2019 in memory of late School of Medicine faculty member Laura L. Richardson, Ph.D. In addition to the golf tournament, the class conducted various fundraisers throughout their four years in medical school.

 Limited spots in the tournament remain. For more information, please contact Crystal Vance, assistant director of development and alumni engagement, at by phone at 304-691-1757 or by e-mail at


 Photo: OVP Health is this year’s title sponsor for the event. The OVP Health team, including Robert A. Hess, M.D., class of 1984, (far right) is pictured here in 2019.

Media Contact: Sheanna M. Spence, Director of External Affairs, School of Medicine, 304-691-1639


Date Posted: Friday, April 16, 2021