The 25th Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund’s Golf Marathon on August 7 raised more than $320,000 toward scholarships.And the Tedesco Country Club father-son duo of Michael and Oliver Zmetrovich played a large role in its success.
The Zmetroviches were two of 41 participants who took part in the marathon, held at Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northboro. The Marblehead pair raised $27,025, making them the leading fundraisers.
Michael Zmetrovich, a Ouimet Scholarship alum and the Ouimet chairperson at Tedesco, credited Tedesco members for a true team effort.
“That’s the most that we’ve ever raised,” said Zmetrovich, who has played in this fundraiser for 20 years. “All this money has been pledged from various Tedesco Country Club members.”
This year’s marathon marked the third time Zmetrovich, 49, participated in the event with his son Oliver, a 17-year-old rising senior at St. John’s Prep. The team played 150 holes of golf in a full day of action that began at 7 a.m. and ended at 4 p.m.
“It was great,” Michael Zmetrovich said. “We had a great day and we had a lot of fun. We played alternate shot, which can be a difficult format. We had a lot fun making shots and birdies. It was great. Anytime you can bond with your son or your child, it’s a great time.”
Oliver Zmetrovich is captain of the St. John’s Prep swim team, but he enjoys golf as well. Michael Zmetrovich, a member at Tedesco for 23 years, has strong involvement with the Ouimet Scholarship Fund. “I was a Ouimet Scholar when I was in high school and I started to caddie. I’m very involved with it. It’s a four-year renewable scholarship, so it’s a pretty unique scholarship opportunity for kids. You have to provide three years of work to golf, whether it be in caddying or in the pro shop. It’s 100 percent need-based and it’s a great opportunity for kids.”