Wayne Taylor Memorial Golf Tournament raises $5,000+

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Championship Flight winners.

Twelve four-person teams graced the course of the Big Lake Country Club in Manila for the 16th Annual Wayne Taylor Memorial Golf Tournament. This event is held each year by the ANC foundation to raise scholarship funds.Despite torrential rain downpours prior to and after the event, players were able to complete all 18 holes.

"This year's event will net more than $5,000 for student scholarships," said ANC Foundation Executive Director Rachel Gifford, adding that the total for the history of the tournament would exceed $80,000.

"We greatly appreciate our major sponsors, many tee-box sponsors, players, and the Big Lake Country Club, for helping make this event such a success," Gifford said. She also praised the Chapter AC P.E.O. for providing a wonderful lunch and Gina's Place of Jonesboro for donating homemade chicken salad.

Chapter AC PEO members provided lunch for the players.

Tournament winners are:

Championship Flight

1st Place -- Chris Stuck, Robert Smith, Jim Pry, Charles Harris.

Tim Bassing and Mike Bridges did not let a little downpour spoil their fun. (photos provided)

2nd Place -- Jerry Pentecost, Kenny Guthrie, Wendell Poteet, John Hoouchin.

3rd Place -- Barry Ball, Bill Sullivan, Phil Beall, Bill Joe Denton.

First Flight

1st Place -- Mari Hayden, Dick Pace, Mike Bridges, Tim Bassing.

Janet and Mike Taylor, wife and son of the late Wayne Taylor, always return to Buffalo Island for the tournanment.

2nd Place -- Danny Stutts, Zack Wilson, Jim Goodman, Dave Murray.

3rd Place -- Nathan Whitlow, Bryan Whitlow, Connor Webb, Zach Dices.

Second Flight

1st Place -- Tommy Eldried, Hugh Rose, James Keith, Carmichael.

2nd Place -- Miles Gifford, Joel Burrow, Dillon Burrow, Jacob Walker.

3rd Place -- Nick Goodrich, Zach Fahlberg, Kevin Hufstedler, Gary Farleyy.

One picture is of the Chapter AC P.E.O., one is of players with unbrellas fighting the rain (Mike Bridges driving and Tim Bassing wearing green),

one is of Janet and Mike Taylor (wife and son of the late Wayne Taylor for whom the tournament is named) and

one picture is of the team who won First Place in the Championship flight (L to R-Jim Pry, Chris Stuck, and either Charles Harris or Robert Smith...don't know which and one left before the picture)...

one picture is of best friends Miles Gifford and Joel Burrow playing together.

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