From the Fringe

By: Staff Report

Jacobs’ win Pinecrest Shootout

Clyde and Willie Jacobs beat Joe Locklear and Ronnie Freeman in a scorecard playoff to win the championship flight of the Pinecrest Senior Shootout on Tuesday at Pinecrest Country Club.

Al and Curtis Wall won the first flight, edging out Bobby Benton and Mike Sellers on the scorecard playoff.

Lee Hunt and W.C. Meares earned a one-shot victory over Tommy Belch and James Humphrey to win the second flight.

Knocky Thorndyke, Joe Locklear and Dexter Jones were the closest-to-the-pin winners.

The next Pinecrest Senior Shootout will be Thursday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Fairmont’s week in review

John Barnes, Ken Spangler, Wil Jones, Aaron Ostrander and Jasper Jackson won the Old Hackers League.

The ninth annual Robeson County Church and Community Center Golf tournament will be played on Oct. 13 with a 12:30 shotgun start. This is a four-person captain’s choice format with an entry fee of $60 per player, $240 per team. Entry fee includes range balls, cart and green fees, two mulligans per player, lunch and prizes. Call the pro shop at 910-628-9931 to sign up.

Eddie Butler matched his age this week with a 67 to lead the top round.

Top rounds posted this week include: Eddie Butler – 67; Tracey Hunt – 69; Mark Lassiter – 69; Bill Link – 70; Butch Lennon – 70; Marty Hunt – 71; Mitch Grier – 71; Jeff Whishart – 71; Aaron Maynor – 72; Ronald Moore – 72; Roy Williamson -72; Kirk Hamilton – 72; Lee Hunt – 73; Dennis Andrews – 73; Mike Ganley – 74; Ken Spangler – 78; Mike Graham – 74.

Golf tourney to honor fallen soldier

The second annual Sgt. 1st Class Matthew McClintock Memorial Golf Tournament will be Oct. 20 at Fairmont Golf Club.

This is the second annual tournament. Last year’s inaugural event was at Upland Trace Golf Club and sponsored by the Raeford Kiwanis Club.

The Fairmont Chamber of Commerce takes over headlining sponsorship of the tournament this year.

Proceeds from registration, donations and sponsorships will go to the children of fallen Special Forces soldiers through scholarships set up through the Green Beret Foundation.

McClintock, a soldier assigned to 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, in Buckley, Washington, was killed in Afghanistan on Jan. 5, 2016. A staff sergeant at the time of his death, he was posthumously promoted to sergeant first class and later awarded the Silver Star for his actions in the firefight before his death.

The event will begin with registration and lunch at 10 a.m., and play kicks off with a shotgun start at noon.

Mark Madden — who is planning the event with the assistance of Jim Kester of the Green Beret Foundation, Cliff Newman with the Special Forces Association and Maj. Gen. Kenneth Bowra — said a Special Forces parachute team will jump in and present the colors to McClintock’s parents before the start of the tournament.

The tournament is a four-person captain’s choice format, and prizes will be awarded to the top three finishes in two flights.

Player registration is $65 and includes lunch and dinner.

Multiple levels of sponsorship opportunities are available.

To register or sponsor the event, contact Madden at 910-628-7840, Tony Mackey at 910-628-9931 or Kelly Johnson at 910-770-1967.

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Staff Report

Submit golf news to Rodd Baxley at [email protected]

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