NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - For more than 30 years, the Ambassador Classic golf tournament has been held in North Platte, to benefit the North Platte Chamber of Commerce. This weekend, it was held at River's Edge Golf Course.
Dan Woodburn is a co-chair of the Ambassadors Classic golf tournament, which was held at River's Edge Golf Course this weekend (Credit: Patrick Johnstone/KNOP-TV)
The Ambassadors are an arm of the Chamber of Commerce that help raise funds for the Chamber, and volunteer for various events around town.
Josh Harm and Dan Woodburn are North Platte Ambassadors and Co-Chairs for the Ambassador Classic. Harm and Woodburn have been in charge of running the event for the last four years.
"I think what's cool about this is we're able to not only promote businesses in town, but we also bring golfers from out of town, so they're spending money when they get here, which is really the mission of the chamber and the ambassadors. So, we're just happy to play a part in that," Harm said.
With the heavy rain the area saw on Thursday evening, the course would not have been playable without some hard work by the crew at River's Edge.
"Big thanks to Bear Jorgenson, Dustin Jorgenson, and Owen. They got this golf course in shape in a pretty rapid amount of time. It was actually underwater just a few days ago, so a big thanks to those guys for doing what they do," Woodburn said.
Brian Schimek and Preston Foster won the tournament, shooting 17 under par on the weekend, beating the next pairing by five strokes.