Second Annual BHP Golf Tournament Goes Off Without a Hitch

Saturday April 24 reminded me not only why I love being in Austin, but also a Business Honors student at The University of Texas.

This Saturday was the 2nd Annual BHP Golf Tournament, and it could not have been a better day. For April in Texas, it was a mild 75 degrees when my team teed off at 10:40 a.m. The day only got better, and by the end of the tournament, I realized how unique this event really was. 

First, it was a great experience to interact with BHP students from other grades and majors that I don’t get to see on a regular basis. Second, having corporate partners present from Dell and BP made the event much more exciting, because not only were we out having fun with fellow students, we were learning about their respective companies and what it was like to be a young professional- a subject that I find particularly interesting as graduation is only a couple of weeks away. Third, the scramble format of the tournament immediately built camaraderie among the groups, and allowed a mediocre-at-best player like me to have fun. I have to give a shout out to Chris Ruppert, fellow senior and scratch golfer who carried our group to what should have been a tournament victory… 

Whether I was hooking a drive into the woods or watching a rarely-made long putt, I couldn’t help but have a good time on the course surrounded by good people on a great day. The only thing that lasted longer than my smile that day was the sunburn.

— Robert Austin Shires

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