One hundred twenty golfers took to the links Saturday and Sunday at Gibson Bay in the annual Madison County Championship.
Playing steady golf, former Madison Central standout and EKU golfer Stuart Witt shot a terrific seven-under par, 137, for the two days. He nosed out Jay Simmons of Berea, 138, by one stroke to hoist the victory flag.
Third place went to Todd McDaniel with 140; Kevin Lawson and Travis Felock, 141, tied for fourth and Daniel DeLuca, 142, was sixth.
In the First Flight, Andrew Davis took first place; Danny Bishop was second and Matt Doty was third — all with scores of 145. Christopher Chee was fourth, 147; Madison Johnson was fifth, 149, and Brad Mullins was sixth, 150.
In the Second Flight, Eric Hillard shot a 150 and took the title; second place went to Dustin Woolery, 151; third place went to John Spencer, 151; fourth place went to Tony Sidor, 154; fifth place went to Mike Barnett, 155, and Perry Wyrick, 156, was sixth.
In the Third Flight, Steve Adams took first place, 158; David Jennings, 162, was second; Kyle Smyth, 162, was third; Dale Harris, 163, was fourth, Greg Ruber, 163, was fifth and Byron Perkins, 164, was sixth.
In the Fourth Flight , Dennis Harden, 160, took first place; Randy Neely, 161, was second; Adam Sowder, 162, was third; Rusty Moore, 165, was fourth; Jeff Enge, 166, was fifth and Bruce Thomas, 167, was sixth.
In the Fifth Flight, Don Chasteen, 177, took the title; David Tipton, 179, was second; David Hensley, 180, was third; Delbert Brown, 180, was fourth; Steve Gamble, 181, was fifth and Tom Lane, 182, was sixth.
Each flight paid six places with the winner having a choice of a set of irons or a pro shop merchandise credit. The players were all treated to a luncheon of hamburger, hot dogs and sides on Saturday evening provided by the Gibson Bay Café.
Head Pro Jason Eberle and his staff did their usual fine job of running a successful tournament. Jason passed out the awards and thanked the players for their participation. Course superintendent Jeremy Smithers had the course in beautiful shape for the tournament.
My hats off to all of you good people on a job well done.
Congratulations to Stuart Witt on a hard-earned victory.
You da man! Keep it going.
Golf team scramble at Berea
On Saturday, 28 players teed it up in a scramble at the Berea Country Club in a fund-raiser for the boys and girls golf teams at Berea Community High School.
Stepping into the winner’s circle at the end of a wonderful day for golf was the team of Greg Lakes, Bob Adkins, Chuck Morgan and Mike Robinson with a 17-under par 55. Second-place honors went to Trey Terrill, Steven Gadd, Dennis Hisle and Josh Abner with a 58.
In the special events, longest drive went to Larry Sandefur and student golfer, Trey Terrill. The closest to the pin winner was Mike Robinson.
After play all the players were treated to pizza from Domino’s.
Chairman Bernie Harris, who is the girls coach at BCHS, got a lot of good sponsors and did a great job of chairing the event.
Special thanks to me matey, Carolyn Jones, for the report. You da lady!
Three local boxers in World Championships
Three young aspiring boxers from Igo’s Boxing Club here in Richmond have been invited to participate in the Ringside World Championships in Kansas City, Mo.
The event began Monday and runs through Saturday.
The local boxers are Anthony Martin, age 17, K. J. Kavanaugh, age 12 and his brother, Kegan, who is age 11. They will be competing against other amateur boxers that represent state, regional and national levels.
Emmitt Igo has been training these three young boxers for several years and they have all won a lot of matches. They are not only trained to be good boxers but foremost to be good responsible, caring citizens.
Good luck to all of you in Kansas City.
Caudill Dance Team Scramble
On Sunday, 28 players participated in the Caudill Dance Team Scramble at the Pioneer Golf Course at Blue Grass Army Depot.
There was a tie for first place with a score of 63. The teams were Team #1 — Steve Cooper, Nick Bowling, Gary Rowland and Team #2 — Mike Neal, Jim Farthing, B. Williams, Mackenzie Neal.
Taking third place was Jason Brandenburg, Randy Hall, Chris Clark and Calvin Casey with a score of 64.
Thanks to Roger Van Winkle for the report.
Saturday at Pioneer Golf Course — The Berea High School Cheerleaders Scramble. Cost is $35 a player or $140 a team. Lunch is provided. For info, contact Luke Wright at 893-2337 or Caisha Phillips (951) 500-7512 or Jason Brandenburg at 779-7222.
Saturday at Battlefield — The Galaxy Bowling Center Scramble. Entry fee is $60 per golfer and includes green fees, cart, lunch and snacks. Winners receives $400; second, $240; third $200 credit from Battlefield Pro Shop. A portion of proceeds will go to support Hospice. Participants in the scramble will be awarded free entry in a No-Tap Bowling Tournament on Sunday. Those not playing in the golf scramble will pay a $20 entry fee in the tournament which will pay a $500 first-place prize. For info, call general manager Ray White at Galaxy Bowling Center, (859) 624-2290 or 625-4130.
Saturday and Sunday at Berea Country Club — Couple’s Tournament. One female/one male team. Entry fee is $60 per team. Tee time at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Teams will be flighted after Saturday’s play. $5.00 skirts and mulligan (there will be lady’s skirt tees). Dinner and music Saturday night after play. Cash prizes will be awarded. Call the pro shop to sign up, 986-7141. Great tournament!!
Aug. 17 at Battlefield — The Annual Preservation Celebrity Shootout Classic. It is presented by the Battle of Richmond Association and the Roy and Sue Kidd Scholarship Fund. Entry fee is $90 per player or $360 per team. Sponsorships are beverage cart $250; hole $150, cart $50 for one or $100 for three, $100 for closest to pin, putting contest or long drive sponsors, (signage is provided for all the sponsorship events). The main sponsor is Peoples Bank of Madison County. All players and sponsors will receive a basic membership to the Battle of Richmond if complete info is provided. Questions: Call George Ridings, 661-3289.
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Until next time … live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.