Golf tournament benefits Buffalo Island Veteran's Memorial Park
Twenty-two golfing teams vied for a variety of prizes at the first annual Buffalo Island Veterans Memorial Park Golf Tournament held Saturday at the Big Lake County Club in Manila.
Golfers from all over Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri participated in the tournament, with proceeds going to the Buffalo Island Veterans Memorial Park.
"We've had a great tournament," said Myrna Adams, committee chair. "We have had great participation. Tournament director Scott Hambrick of Olive Branch, Miss., provided a new truck for a hole in one prize. We've had a sponsor on all the holes, provided by area farmers and businesses."
While no one won the 2009 Ford STX pickup, Ellen White of Manila held the winning ticket for a Benelli Super Nova shotgun.
The categories and winners were: Chipping, first place, Larry Towell; second place, Matt Sullivan; third place, Dan Sullivan. Putting, first place, Harold Vines; second place, Tony Hawkins; third place, Janie Vines. Closest to the pin winners included Danny Stutts, Jim Goodman, Larry Watson and World War II Veteran Paul Stout.
Longest putt winners were Janice Hambrick and Ron Jones. Longest drive went to Laquita Eidson.
Team winners in the Generals flight: Brewer, Duncan and Noble, Colonels flight, Towell, Towell and Towell, Majors flight, Poteet, Poteet and Pentecost.
"I wish to thank all the players, sponsors and all other supporters who have helped move the Buffalo Island Veterans Memorial Park project closer to fulfillment," concluded Adams.