The Harvey McMullen Memorial Golf Tournament was held Friday, July 8, 2016 at the Mayville Golf Course. Nine teams of men and women participated in the 4-person scramble. Dinner was served and awards and prizes were presented following the tournament.
The tournament is sponsored by the Mayville State University Comet Athletic Club. Formerly known as the North Valley (Hoople)-Comet Connection, the annual golfing event was re-named in honor of one of its founders, Harvey McMullen. Harvey, a native of Hoople, N.D., and Jerome Berg, both Mayville State University icons and steadfast supporters of the school established the North Valley (Hoople)-Comet Connection Golf Tournament in the early 1990s. The purpose in starting the event remains the same today as it was then: to raise scholarship funds for Mayville State student athletes while having fun with friends from near and far. Over the years, the event has been held at Mayville and at northern Red River Valley golf courses.
Dr. Harvey McMullen began his 27-year career at Mayville State in 1961 as the dean of men, as well as a teacher and coach. Over the years, he served as dean of men, dean of students, and Student Senate advisor. He taught psychology courses, supervised student teachers, and held the rank of professor of education. McMullen served as an assistant coach in football, basketball, and baseball. He was an outstanding ambassador for Mayville State, recruiting and helping to retain countless numbers of students. Mayville State bestowed Dr. McMullen with the title Emeritus Dean of Men, and he was honored with the Mayville State University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007. Harvey passed away at the age of 89 in October of 2015.
Top: The winners of the 2015 Harvey McMullen tourney were back for 2016. They are (l-r): Kevin Heppner, Chelsea Traverse, Trevor Pollestad, and Greg Pollestad.
Second: Pictured form left to right are Mike Moore, Duane Rindy, Lute Simley (winner of the 2016 MSU Golf Classic), and Al Ralston.
Third: (Left to right) Harlan Johnson, Jim McMullen, and Mark Kloster played in the tourney.
Bottom: These former Mayville State basketball players made up a team for the 2016 Harvey McMullen Memorial Golf Tournament. Pictured (l-r) are: Char Miller, Kim Kyllo, Pam Trueblood, and Cindy Hanson.