Pike Chamber hosts

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 4, 2001

successful golf tournament


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Monday was perfect for golfing, and golfers took advantage of the weather and opportunity at the Second Annual Pike County Chamber of Commerce Business and Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament.

"We had a really good turn out and I think everyone had a really good time," said Jenniffer Barner, community development director of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. "We couldn’t have asked for better weather or a more perfect day for golfing. The turnout was much better than last year and we expect it to keep growing."

Tee time was at 1 p.m. Monday, and 100 golfers participated in the four-man scramble and a chance to win $20,000 for a hole-in-one sponsored by the Pike County Chamber of Commerce.

Although no one won the $20,000 for a hole-in-one, prizes were awarded for best score net and gross scores and longest drive and closest to the pin for men and women.

The Marv Dillard, Tulley Burnett, Leigh Jeffcoat and Holly Stoltze team won the tournament with the best net score. The Ft. Rucker team and the Phillip Harris, Russ Cash. L.B. Peavehouse and Wayne Tuberville team tied for second place for the best net score.

The best gross score was awarded to the Robert Frazier, Lavar Daniels, Ronnie Wheeler and Stan Rutter team. A tie for second place was awarded to the Gary Guthrie, Jeff Kervin, Bill Scarbrough and Terry Mobley team and the David Nelson, Newton Campbell, Drex Guthrie and Brian Snyder team.

David Nelson won the longest drive for men, and Debbie Hargrove won the longest drive for women. Terry Mobley and Gary Guthrie tied for closest to the pin the men’s division and Pam Matthews got closest to the pin in the women’s division.

Barner said the day wouldn’t have been as successful without the businesses that sponsored various segments of the tournament. Hole sponsors were Edge Regional Medical Center, Wal-Mart, TB&T, AT&T, BellSouth, Army Aviation Federal Credit Union, Carter and Associates, south Alabama Electric Cooperative, Alabama Power Co., Lockheed Martin, Pump and Process, Jim House and Associates, Allstate Beverage, CDG Engineers and McHugh and Associates.

"We especially want to thank ITC Delta Com, Allstate Beverage and The Messenger for sponsoring the social hour at the end of the tournament," Barner said.

During the social hour door prizes were awarded to golfers. The door prizes were donated by local and out-of-town businesses.

"We also want to thank our volunteers," Barner said. "The volunteers were very helpful throughout the day by setting up for the event, getting cold drinks to golfers and helping at the social hour.

"We appreciate everyone who was involved in the tournament, from participants, businesses and volunteers."