Golf Tournament Honors Marv Byars Engineering Legacy

The sun was shining as teams prepared for the 22nd Annual Marv Byars’ Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Truckee Meadows Branch and cosponsored by the American Public Works Association (APWA) Northern Nevada Chapter. After the opening ceremony, 32 teams jumped on their golf carts and took off to their assigned holes to start the scramble, held at Red Hawk Golf Course in Sparks, Nevada.

The golf tournament honors the legacy of Marv Byars, a well-respected educator, engineer, and native Nevadan. Passionate about engineering, Byars was the first to receive a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) in 1954. Years later he returned to teach at the school.

Jensen Precast has participated in the golf tournament for several years and has served as a cosponsor for the past three years. This event raises money for the student chapters of ASCE and Associated General Contractors (AGC) at UNR. For every golfer participating in the tournament, $50 is donated to the student organizations. This year $6,400 was donated to the ASCE/AGC student chapters. The donation helps fund competitions like the Concrete Canoe Competition and supports recruiting, networking, and engagement efforts to raise awareness of the organizations.


This year Jensen Precast donated $1,500 to sponsor the putting tournament. Players took their best shots at making a hole in one on the green. The tricky hole featured a slight incline in the middle, which threw many players for a loop. Jensen Precast had a booth at the putting tournament offering team photos, cold beverages, and snacks to any players who needed a little refueling before setting on their way to the next hole.



Jensen Precast’s team consisted of QMC Cranes General Manger Brent Petring, Vice President of Manufacturing Joe Peterson, Vice President of Marketing Bryan Bach, and Jensen Water Resources General Manager Jayme Salo. As the tournament concluded and hungry players went to lunch, the Jensen Precast team was happy to find out it was awarded second place overall in the tournament.

Congratulations to the Jensen Precast team for earning a score of 50, which was 22 under par.  

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