PHOTOS: Tartan Open Brings Day of Fun and Friendship in Support of Financial Aid

The Tartan Open is a fundraiser that brings the Tartan community together for a day of fun.
More than 120 supporters of St. Margaret’s came together for a day of fun, friendship and 18 holes of golf at the annual Tartan Open, a beloved fundraiser that supports St. Margaret’s students.
The tournament took place at El Niguel Country Club in Laguna Niguel, and it was a big success. More than $85,000 was raised for St. Margaret’s need-based Financial Aid program, which helps make the opportunities of St. Margaret’s accessible to capable and talented students from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

The event brought out parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents other supporters for a beautiful day of golf on a top Orange County course.
Participants enjoyed food and beverages throughout the day, including a latte cart at registration with donuts, a hot-off-the-grill Philly’s Steak sandwich for lunch, and drinks and snacks scattered throughout the course.
The evening ended with a 19th hole reception and dinner in the El Niguel clubhouse where the attendees also participated in raffles, and an awards ceremony naming the three championship foursomes and other individual prizes. Head of School Dr. Jeneen Graham also made remarks, thanking participants and speaking of the positive impact Financial Aid makes on many St. Margaret’s students.
The tournament was presented this year by title sponsor, OC Pace-Innovative Integrated Health (Abe Marouf ‘01 and Ghanim Marouf ’00). The Tartan Open committee thanks them and the other sponsors including Tom’s Famous Family Restaurant (Valaskantjis Family), Roger Dunn Golf Hawaii (Benn McCallister), Traveler’s Choice (Roger Yang), Parriott Wood (Su Family), Tim McElfish APC at Ferruzzo, Compak Asset Management (Javaid Ansari), Blue Sky (Freeman Family), Pintar Investment Company (Jeff Pintar), Chatow Law (Chatow Family), Carico Glowacki Macdonald Kil and Benz LLP (John Glowacki), Harcourt Prime Properties (Vasi Vangelos), W.H. Engineering Group (Siming Wang), The McCallister Family, El Niguel Country Club, Newport Beach Land Rover P.C., Citation Capital Partners, Inc. (Mike Gottlieb), The Fisher Family, Kolin Ozonian (‘02), Tain Lee (‘08), FutureStitch, The Byrd (Kris Drey `88 and Matt Durso`88) Master of Mixers (Erin Mertlbauer), Monarch Real Estate-Ladera Ranch,  Amy J.Wolcott NTP, and The Golfer’s Journal (Mark Warman).
2024 Tartan Open Golf Committee—Thank you!
Javaid Ansari
Kristina Chatow
James Frahm ‘14
Channing Freeman
John Glowacki
Mike Gottlieb
Kristin Hinze
Wayne Ludlum
Benn McCallister
Tim McElfish
Kolin Ozonian ‘02
Brooks Robinson
Georgia Valaskantjis
The winners:
Overall Men’s: Sean Cao, Ryan Downey, Kevin Fink, Chip Smith
Overall Women’s:  Kristina Chatow, Laurel Chowdhury, Alison Schauppner
Overall Mixed: George Valaskantjis, Georgia Valaskantjis, Alexandra Vitakis, Kostas Vitakis
Longest Drive Men: Eric Laube
Longest Drive Women: Dana Sullivan
Straightest Drive Men: Ira Hermann
Straightest Drive Women: Alexandra Vitakis
Closest to the Pin Men: Jeff Ringer
Closest to the Pin Women: Dana Sullivan
The Tartan Open is one of the important sources of funding for St. Margaret’s need-based Financial Aid program, and over the years has raised more than $1 million in support of students.
Thank you to all who participated in and supported this special event!

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