Roger Tune and Steve Pierce teamed up to win the Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation’s fifth annual golf tournament Saturday at Oakwood Golf Course.
The 18-hole, two-person scramble raised $8,500. Forty-four teams participated.
Pierce and Tune shot a 61 to win the tournament. Jared Pyatt and Tune shot a 62 to finish second. Derrick Shelton and Daniel Black finished third with a score of 62.
First- and second-place winners received cash prizes and trophies. Third-place winners in the championship flight received cash. Remaining flights received gift cards.
Delinda and Danny Lansdown won the A Flight with a 68. They were followed by Sandy Kerr and Charles Blackwell (68) and Ian Barnes and Dave Barnes (68). Tiebreakers determined places.
Wes Rothove and Jeff Kennedy fired a 74 to win the B Flight. Jay Loveland and Jake Thompson were second. Ron Murray and Larry Barton finished third. All shot 74s.
The C Flight winners were Harrison Barnett and Brian Barnett with a 78. John Harris and Austin Battles also shot a 78 for second place. Sam Wilson and Chris Weaver finished third with an 80.
Contests were held throught the tournament. Winners were:
–Nancy Hoagland, women’s longest drive.
–Eric Judd, men’s longest drive.
–Karen Bryant, women’s most accurate drive.
–Pyatt, men’s most accurate drive.
–Jordan Slayton, longest putt.
–Charles Blackwell, “Vegas Par 3” closest to the pin. Harrison Barnett was second, and Stan Moore finished third.
The par 3 winners and two other golfers will make up the five finalists competing in the Wehr Motors $100,000 shootout on June 25. The Healthcare Foundation will host the shoot out at Oakwood Golf Course, where the finalists will have a chance to make a hole-in-one.
The TCMH Healthcare Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to ensure the quality of healthcare services for children, women and men at Texas County Memorial Hospital. Funding for the foundation comes from grateful patients and their families, community members and groups and businesses that value healthcare in our area. A board of community leaders from across the county directs the TCMH Healthcare Foundation and the funds held by the foundation.
According to Jay Gentry, president of the TCMH Healthcare Foundation, the funds generated by the golf tournament will be used to fund scholarships for healthcare related educational fields.
“We filled all of the available team slots in the morning and afternoon rounds, and we received numerous sponsorships from individuals and businesses,” Gentry said.
Gentry noted that a corporate sponsorship by Tree Terminator greatly aided the foundation in putting on a nice tournament for the participants. Gentry also thanked the numerous volunteers and the staff at Oakwood for their time and efforts on behalf of the tournament.
“Some of our winners also donated their winnings back to the foundation, something that we greatly appreciate,” Gentry said.