A total of 19 teams participated in a day celebrating Bill Tyrrell, and his late wife Mary, who tirelessly supported student-athletes and the Crookston campus.

    The University of Minnesota Crookston Teambacker Golf Classic Altru Cup was held Friday, July 20,  2018, at Minakwa Golf Course in Crookston, Minn. The 28th annual golf scramble raised more than $12,000 for the Bill & Mary Tyrrell Scholarship which benefits U of M Crookston student-athletes.

    A total of 19 teams participated in a day celebrating Bill Tyrrell, and his late wife Mary, who tirelessly supported student-athletes and the Crookston campus.

    The winning team, sponsored by American Crystal Sugar included Wade Hanson, Jess Hanson, Wes Hanson, Crystal Hanson, and Aaron Meyer. Bremer Bank team of Scott Sanders, Mark Bruggeman, Trent Fischer, Rich Clauson, and Derrick Seaver finished runner-up.

    Placing third was Ampride/Crookston Times team of Don Forney, Wayne Melbye, Bruce Hanson, Seth Hanson, and Barry Bergan. Teambackers would like to extend a special thanks to Bill Tyrrell for participating in this year’s tournament.

    Special thank you to Altru Clinic and Altru Health System for being the tournament's presenting sponsor and thanks to the many volunteers and loyal sponsors who helped make the tournament a success.

    Mark your calendar for next year's Teambacker Golf Classic Altru Cup slated for Friday, July 19, 2019