LUMBERTON — The 112 golfers who played in Southeastern Health Foundation’s annual golf tournament will make it possible for local students to train for careers in health care.
Twenty-eight teams competed in the 24th annual Swing for Good Health golf tournament held May 1 at Pinecrest Country Club. The tournament was chaired by Ron Roach.
The event raised $21,300 for the Southeastern Health Foundation, according to Foundation Director Sissy Grantham. Proceeds from the tournament will help fund academic scholarships for students who have chosen to study medicine, nursing or allied health and who plan to return to this community to practice.
The first place winners who posted a score of 57 were Lester Locklear, Channing Jones, Mark Kinlaw and David Marsh. They each received a $150 cash prize.
Because of a tie with a score of 59, second place was determined by a scorecard playoff. The winners were Larry McNeill, Nick Lowery, Tommy Maynor and Carlton Dial. They each received $100.
Randy Womack, Ted Williams, Bob Creighton and Henry Edwards won third place. Each team member received a $50 cash prize.
Johnny Cherry claimed the prize for closest to the pin on hole No. 10, and Randy Chavis on No. 12. Darrin Adams took honors for the most accurate drive on hole No. 8 and Bill Highsmith took the honors on hole No. 17; The awards for the longest drive on hole No. 1 went to James Smith and hole No. 18 to Ron Jones.
The tournament provided players with two opportunities at hole-in-one prizes sponsored by Lumberton Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC and Lumberton Ford, although none were claimed.
To view pictures from the tournament, logon to srmcfoundation.smugmug.com/Events/2014-Swing-for-Good-Health/38912778_cLVhwN/.
To learn about the Southeastern Health Foundation, call 910-671-5583 or visit southeasternhealth.org/foundation.