On July 7, 2018, the 18th Annual Mark Larscheid Memorial Golf Tournament was held at Spearfish Canyon Golf Club.
The course hosted 144 golfers to remember Mark, who lost his life in an automobile accident in August 2000. Mark was known as a great teacher, coach, friend, athlete, and dad. Mark still holds the 120 yard high hurdle record in South Dakota, which he set as a senior at Pierre High School.
The proceeds from this year’s Memorial Golf Tournament, silent auction and donations totaled $6,300. This brings the amount in the Mark Larscheid Memorial Scholarship to $74,900 at Black Hills State University. This year’s scholarship recipient was Whitney Scott, a graphic design major and pole vaulter from Watertown.
“We are so thankful to Mary Larscheid-Christensen and her family for running a quality tournament every year. The tournament has been a great way to keep Mark’s memory alive and provides tremendous support to BHSU’s Track and Field program,” Steve Meeker, vice president of University Advancement at Black Hills State University, said.
Slade Larscheid, Mark’s son, welcomed the golfers the day of the tournament and thanked the participants for celebrating with his family.
The full day of golf was enjoyed by all attendees followed by social hour, silent auction, steak tip dinner, awarding of prizes and live music.
Mary Larscheid-Christensen, Mark’s widow, would like to thank Spearfish Canyon Golf Club, their staff, all golfers, sponsors, friends and family that helped make this a successful tournament. “Black Hills State University is a wonderful university to receive an education and we are happy we can award a scholarship in Mark’s name to a track participant each year.”