Nearly 35 teams participated in the 19th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament held Friday at the Sulphur Springs Country Club. Century 21 team members (left to right) Mickey Davis, Chris Diamond, Ryan Wright and Craig English wait their turn while teammate Chris Childress takes his first swing of the tournament.
Staff Photo By Angela Pitts

Mother Nature cooperates during 19th Chamber of Commerce golf tourney

Forget Augusta. The 'masters' play here

From Staff Reports

April 14, 2008 - Near perfect weather prevailed at the 19th Annual Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce golf tournament whichtook placeon Friday, April 11th at the Sulphur Springs Country Club. Thirty- five, six person teams were registered for the event.

Winners of the various contest holes include the following; Nick Walker made the longest putt on hole # 16; Dustin Freeman was closest to the hole on # 8; The longest drive by a male player on hole #11 was made by Cade Stone and the longest drive on #11 by a lady was made by Mistie Davison; Chris Haupt hit closest to the pin on hole # 14.

Rep. Mark Homer won the "chip the ball in the stew pot" contest.

The Guaranty Bond Bank team finished with the best poker hand in the poker game which is played by randomly drawing a playing card at each of several locations on the course.

Third place low gross scoring team was theMedicine Chest Pharmacy team, comprised of Oscar Medelline, Randy Blackmon, Jones Roberts, Cliff Whitney, Lynn Mills and Jerry Womack.

Second place low gross team was the Brad Drake Construction team comprised of Chuck Vititow, Brian Collard, Brent Barkley, Eddy Morton; Jason Rabe and Jarred Pickett.

The First place low gross team was the Diamonds-N-Designs team consisting of Kevin McDaniel, Keith Strickland, Josh Jones, Chris Haupt, Dustin Freeman and Chris Horn.

Third place low net scoring team was the Eternity Creations team comprised of Sam Stewart, Cody Stewart, Garry Davidson, Misty Davidson, Charlie Walker and Pat Stevens.

Second place low net team was the Grocery Supply Team comprised of Steve Rutherford, John Prickette, Patrick Blanchard, Bobby Brown, Fred Miller and David Watson.

First place low net team was the Star Country 95.9 team comprised of Bud Kitchens, Craig Morgan, Will Massey, KenBrown, Richard Ross and Chuck King.

Door Prize winners at the tournament include Patrick Blanchard who won a Ruger Charger .22 pistol with laser sight; Gary Davidson won the $500 Wal-Mart gift card and Chuck Askins won a guided fishing tour provided by Lake Fork Marina and Motel.

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