Third annual golf scramble sets new participant record

The third annual Brandeis Law School Golf Scramble saw a record number of participants this year, with 80 golfers vying for bragging rights. The tourney was held Aug. 14 at the University of Louisville Golf Club in Simpsonville.

Organized by Gulam Zade, ’11, of Nashville, the scramble began in 2021 with 10 foursomes and has doubled in participation this year to 20 foursomes.

“When we started the scramble, our goal was to engage alumni with the law school who hadn’t found another way to stay active with us,” said Zade, who serves on the law school’s Dean’s Advisory Board and the university’s Alumni Council. “We’re excited to see the growth of the scramble and look forward to seeing even more participants next year for the 2024 scramble on Aug. 12.”

“We are so grateful for the support of our alumni who participated in the scramble,” Brandeis Law Dean Melanie Jacobs said. “I want to thank Gulam for organizing the event as well as our sponsors for their support. It was great to be out at the club after the tournament’s conclusion and help present prizes.”

Winners were:

Flight 1:

1st Place: Gulam Zade, Wes Wade, Mark Wade, and Chase Kelly

2nd Place: Wade Yeoman, Seth Gray, Leland Gray, and Marc Crahan

3rd Place: Jerry Haywood, Robert Brown, Jay Haywood, and Blake Seawright

Flight 2:

1st Place: Brennan Soergel, Taylor Gerlach, Luke Markushewski, and Casey Krill

2nd Place: Creighton Mershon, Creighton Mershon Jr., David Schuster, and Dylan Wagner

3rd Place: Monte Hall, Brandon Able, Rick Fryer, and Steve Fryer

Closest to the Pin: Anthony Johnson

Longest Drive: John Smith

Sponsors for the event were Presenting Sponsor, Assembly; Beverage Cart Sponsor, Engleman Fallon PLLC; Longest Drive Sponsor, Colleen C. Hartley & Christopher J. Hartley; Putting Green Sponsor, R. Harvey Johnston, III; 18th Hole Bourbon Sponsor, Louisville Thoroughbred Society; and Hole Sponsors, Carpet Specialist Inc.; Dustin Meek, ’91, and Professor Marc Murphy, ’84; Frost Brown Todd LLP; Goldberg Simpson;; and the Glenview Trust Company.

Photos of the event are available on Flickr here.