CROMWELL, Conn. – Quinnipiac Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore and Assistant Coach Scott Burrell participated in the 2012 Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am at the TPC River Highlands, a portion of the weekend that features PGA TOUR professionals and celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment. Women's Golf Head Coach John O'Connor provided his expertise in the game of golf by serving as Coach Burrell's caddy for the afternoon.
Coach Moore took an early tee time for the event and had the privilege of joining George Blaney and Bo Van Pelt. George Blaney, who still currently serves as the top assistant for UConn Men's Basketball Head Coach Jim Calhoun, and Moore were on the same staff for the Huskies' 2004 Championship run. PGA Tour professional Bo Van Pelt has three PGA wins to his name and ranks among the top 50 in the world. He went on to claim 24th in the Travelers Championship.
Head Coach Tom Moore (Cloe Poisson, Hartford Courant / June 20, 2012)
Coach Burrell played alongside actor and comedian Bill Murray, former NFL star Ahmad Rashad and PGA Tour professional J.B. Holmes. NBA star Ray Allen, father of Quinnipiac women's volleyball student-athlete Tierra Allen (Sumter, S.C.), walked with the group for a portion of the afternoon. Over the weekend, J.B. Holmes finished in a tie for 34th through the four-day event.
(Left to Right): Bill Murray, Ahmad Rashad, Scott Burrell, Ray Allen (John Hassett / June 20, 2012)
The Travelers Championship is proud to participate in the PGA TOUR Tradition of Giving Back. Since its inception in 1952, Connecticut's PGA TOUR event has donated more than $30 million to charities in the surrounding community.
On the final day, Marc Leishman fired a bogey-free 62 in the final round of the Championship to win the title by one stroke over multiple time TOUR winners Charley Hoffman and Bubba Watson.
2012 Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am Field
Geno Auriemma, UConn Head Women's Basketball Coach
Chris Berman, ESPN
George Blaney, UConn Associate Head Men's Basketball Coach
Michael Bolton, Singer/Songwriter
Scott Burrell, Former NBA Player/UConn alum
Jim Calhoun, UConn Head Men's Basketball Coach
Javier Colon, Singer/Songwriter
Chris Dailey, UConn Associate Head Women's Basketball Coach
Doug Flutie, Heisman Trophy Winner
Tom Moore, Quinnipiac Head Men's Basketball Coach
Warde Manuel, UConn Director of Athletics
Bill Murray, Actor
James Naughton, Actor
Ahmad Rashad, Sportscaster
Karl Ravech, ESPN
Booker T, WWE Superstar
Andre Tippett, NFL Hall of Famer
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