Alumni, Golfers To Hit Green for Student Scholarships

Published on April 15, 2008

Ted Bauer Golf Classic Bauer 100 Ups Funding Potential

Golf for a Bauer cause returns to Champions.

Golf for a Bauer cause returns to Champions.

In spring, Houston golf courses come alive with duffers of all ages and ability. The University of Houston Bauer Alumni Association has for some time capitalized on that fact with a golf tournament each May that benefits the student scholarship fund. But this year’s tourney, with a new name and approach, has added opportunities for non-golf playing alums and others to support the college. With that comes a boost in expectations about how much money will be raised for deserving students.

The Ted Bauer Golf Classic Bauer 100, hosted by the world-renowned Champions Golf Club for the fourth year in a row on May 19, expects to raise 100 $1,000 scholarships. Oscar Guitierrez,’79, MBA ’94, has initiated some changes in the tournament format, such as allowing non-golfers and others to support the tournament by sponsoring their favorite foursome. Additionally, an online auction including sought-after items, such as the use of a beachhouse near Sao Paulo, Brazil, is expected to raise funds.

Contact Guitierrez to donate items or for more information about the tournament. More than 100 participants will enjoy a clinic from Champions co-founder and World Golf Hall of Fame member Jack Burke, Jr., followed by a shamble tournament on the Cypress course at Champions. Reach Guitierrez at or (713) 639-5327.

By Julie Bonnin

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston, Texas’ premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, the most diverse research university in the country, stands at the forefront of education, research and service with more than 35,000 students.

About the Bauer College of Business

The C.T. Bauer College of Business has been in operation for more than 60 years at the University of Houston main campus. Through its five academic departments, the college offers a full-range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in business. The Bauer College is fully accredited by the AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In August 2000, Houston business leader and philanthropist Charles T. (Ted) Bauer endowed the College of Business with a $40 million gift. In recognition of his generosity, the college was renamed the C.T. Bauer College of Business.

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