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Tournament yields largest turnout in 10-year history

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Marc Schain (l-r), Ken Yesmont, Tim Hall and Howard Slotnick were among 114 participants at the Doug Sheppard Classic: Tenth Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament held at the Wiltwyck Golf Club on June 16. The team was sponsored by Hall Partnership Architects of New York, which designed the revamped van den Berg Hall and is working on the Old Main Building renovation.

In its tenth year, the college's annual scholarship golf tournament not only had the largest number of participants, it also received a new name.

Alan Dunefsky (Development) said there were 114 players out on the greens at Wiltwyck Golf Club for the June 16 Doug Sheppard Classic.

The tournament was renamed to honor Doug Sheppard, a longtime professor, administrator and coach at New Paltz who died in January. The approximately $35,000 raised from the event will go toward a scholarship endowment for New Paltz students.

Dunefsky said Shep, as he was known to many, was not only the college's golf coach for 32 years, but also a fixture at local courses and tournaments in the area. Dunefsky said many alumni at the event, including Ulster County treasurer Lewis Kirschner '57, had played the game with Sheppard,

"This is a beautiful way to celebrate a great guy," said Kirschner.