AUBURN -Three years ago, a three-year win streak was broken at the Peru State Football Booster Club Golf Tournament as Team Cat Scratch Fever took down the reigning champs in 2016. The reigning champions returned to the Auburn Country Club the first Friday in August and defended their title as they won by a scorecard playoff.
Twenty-two teams competed at the Auburn Country Club under the direction of Booster Club officers Mike Gerdes and Rick Janssen.
“The weather was great and we had a full tournament field which allowed us to have a very successful tournament,” Peru State Booster Club Member and Tournament Organizer Mike Gerdes said. “I had plenty of help on pulling off this event and am very appreciative of all who played, donated, and helped in some manner. I hope we have this same type of support and attendance in future years.”
Cat Scratch Fever was captained by Bill Campbell of Tecumseh. Campbell is the head men’s golf coach at Southeast Community College in Beatrice. Joining Campbell were Jeff Olsen (Fairfax, Mo.), Cory Scamman (Rock Port, Mo.) – a former Bobcat men’s basketball player, and Jay Hunter (Rock Port, Mo.). Campbell’s team shot a 58.