Student Engineers Outplay Collegiate Competitors
2018 Oct 11
A team of Vermont Tech engineering students placed first at the annual Vermont Society of Engineers' (VSE) golf tournament, held September 21, 2018 at Cedar Knoll Country Club in Hinesburg. The Green Knights team, comprised of Tyler Couture, Nathaniel Cannon, Harrison Heist, and Jarek Hammerl, outscored the engineering student teams from Norwich University and the University of Vermont in a scramble format, thereby retaining the rotating trophy that goes to the winning institution each year. Couture and Heist also played last year, when they managed to return the trophy to Vermont Tech after a multi-year absence.
The tournament is a fundraiser for the VSE and most of the golfers were practicing engineers; the funds raised go toward student scholarships at the colleges. For many years now, the VSE has invited the three engineering institutions in Vermont to enter a team. The Vermont Tech team was generously sponsored by an anonymous VSE member.
The trophy will soon be placed on display at the Campus Center on the Randolph Center campus, along with engraved plates showing the names of past winning teams. The Vermont Tech team is coordinated by Professor Scott A. Sabol, P.E., who commented, "This is a great opportunity for students to network with engineers and to have fun at the same time. We appreciate how the VSE involves us in this event." Because this year's players will all be graduating, Prof. Sabol will be looking to recruit four new engineering students to play in the next tournament when fall rolls around again.