Golf tourney benefits Relay for Life

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 15, 2001

Features Editor

Forget Augusta!

The "Masters" are coming to Troy Country Club April 23, and you are invited to play in the company of Jerry "Tiger Woods" Carden, Jeff "DiMarco" Cotton and Kenny "Cabrera" Krey as they tee off in Gibson & Carden’s "Scramble for Life."

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The "Scramble for Life" is Gibson & Carden P.C., CPA’s fund raising event for the American Cancer Society/Pike County Relay for Life.

Melissa Ingram, spokesperson for the "Scramble" said "DiMarco" Cotton would like to spoil "Tiger’s" winning streak and march into the history book by shooting a course record on the the way to victory.

"It would be great to be paired with Jerry ‘Tiger Woods’ Carden in the ‘Scramble for Life’ April 23,’ and be playing for a chance to win," ‘DiMarco’ Cotton said. "’Tiger’ Carden is poised for victory, but I’m confident that I’ll be in contention going into the final round."

Johnny Green, a local course champion at Troy Country Club, favors "Tiger" Carden to win, but said "DiMarco" Cotton is a strong opponent.

Of course, only the elite will be playing in the "Scramble for Life," so all elite linksters need to register early to make sure they are among the qualifiers.

No one will want to miss this "golden" opportunity to play with the "Masters"

or the chance to take home the "green."

The end of the rainbow will fall on the par 3 holes and any golfer lucky enough, or good enough, to ace them will take home either $25,000 in cash, a 2001 Nissan Altima or a TRX 450EX Honda Four-Wheeler.

The team that "scrambles" for first place will receive $450; second place will receive $300 and third place will be awarded $100.

Entry fee for the tournament is $75 per person. Registration begins at noon. So, scratch up a team and "Scramble for Life."

"This year the competition is going to be tough and every golfer will want to get his or her swings in," Ingram said.

The funds raised by the "Scramble for Life" will be used by the American Cancer Society for research, public education and patient services.

For more information or to register for the "Scramble for Life," call Melissa Ingram or Ashely Eakes at 566-2690.