Blount Memorial Foundation golf tournament raises $50,000
By J.J. Kindred | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
More than $50,000 was raised in the 23rd annual “The Classic” golf tournament Monday at Egwani Farms Golf Course in Rockford, sponsored by the Blount Memorial Foundation.
About 120 players participated in the event, with proceeds supporting programs of the Blount Memorial Foundation, contributing to community health and wellness programs and providing financial support for them.
Morning and afternoon rounds were held, with Rob Wildi and Brian Holloman taking first place in the morning round’s first flight, and Randy Johnson and Mark Cadalaris taking second.
Jeff Niethammer and John Niethammer took first place in the second flight, and Travis Jacques and Channing Powers took second.
During the afternoon round, taking first place in the first flight were Randall Hanlon and Alan Archer, with second place going to Gene Daves and Rusty Whillock. Bill Fuqua and Joe Andrews took first place in the second flight, with Bryan Cable and Tommy Enos taking second.
In the third flight, Mike Brown and Greg Nichols took first place with Joseph Brent and Andy Mapes taking second.
In the fourth flight, Mike Zorio and Tony Mills took first place with Amy Lutheran and Brian Lollar taking second.
The most accurate drives went to John Mills in the morning round and Kevin Lusby in the afternoon round. The longest drives were won by Brad Musgrave in the morning round and Peggy Adcock in the afternoon round.
The longest putt went to Dan Cotton in the morning round and Bob Kidd in the afternoon round.
The closest to the pin at No. 4 went to Floyd Morretto in the morning round and Willock in the afternoon round; closest to the pin at No. 8 was David Connor in the morning round and Jim Atchley in the afternoon round; closest to the pin at No. 14 was Mills in the morning round and Blake Hauk in the afternoon round; and closest to the pin at No. 17 was Brad Pesterfield in the morning round and John Hinkle in the afternoon round.
Blount Memorial Foundation Executive Director Jane Andrews said that this year’s program exceeded expectations, as more than $45,000 was the main goal.
“We appreciate the support of our generous sponsors as well as the players who spent a beautiful Monday with us on the golf course to benefit a worthy cause,” Andrews said. “We also are indebted to our volunteers who helped make this a smooth and successful event.”