Oakwood Golf Club in Houston.

The Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation raised $15,451 in cash and non-cash gifts at the 13th annual charitable golf tournament June 9 at Oakwood Golf Club.

Thirty-eight teams participated in the 18-hole two-person scramble which had 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. tee times. Prizes were awarded to the top three teams in four categories: championship flight, A-flight, B-flight and C-flight. With a hole-in-one on hole five at the course, golfers had the opportunity to win $25,000 sponsored by Justin Shelby, State Farm Insurance agent in Houston.

Roger Tune and Jordan Slayton shot a 56 to win the championship flight. Finishing second were Jeff Williams and Jay Williams with a 57. Scott Kelly and Darren Petrus finished in third place at 58.

Tune and Randy Reese placed first in the A-flight, followed by Lance King and Ryan Potts and Len Jones and Eric Judd. All three groups shot 62s. Tiebreaker rules were used.

Winners of the B-blight were Kasey Lucas and Debbie Hines with a 68. They were followed by Scott Crump and Chuck Hicks with a 69 and Ted Noirfalise and Jody Jarrett at 70.

C-Flight winners were Isaac Elliott and Titus Elliott with a 74. Bo Jackson and Danny Backes also shot a 74 for second place, and David Snodgras and Chris Keifer finished third with a 74.

First and second place winners in all flights received cash prizes and trophies. Third place winners in all flights received a cash prize.

Hines and Keifer won the longest putt contest. The longest drive winners were Jarrett and Jordan Noirfalise.

Dustin Hawkins won the “Vegas Par 3” closest-to-the-pin contest hosted and sponsored by Jim Perry, O.D.

“The Big Advantage” on the fourth hole allowed golfers to move up to within 150 yards of the putting green and was sponsored by Wehr Ford/Wehr RV of Mountain Grove. The game could reduce golf scores and included a closest to the pin contest. Gary York was the winner.

The funds generated by the golf tournament will be used to fund scholarships for healthcare related educational fields and to provide resources for capital projects.

“We filled all of the available team slots in the morning round and were full in the afternoon, and we received numerous sponsorships from individuals and businesses,” said Jay Gentry, TCMH Healthcare Foundation director.

Gentry said corporate event underwriter Home State Health along with support from many other businesses 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 foundation’s tournament.

“Some of our winners also donated their winnings back to the foundation, something that we greatly appreciate,” Gentry said.

The TCMH Healthcare Foundation is the 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.

“Once again, this tournament has been very successful for the healthcare foundation,” Gentry said.

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