Golfers turn out for birthday tourney

Published 6:26 pm Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sixty-four golfers completed in the Tryon 125th Birthday Celebration Golf Tournament Friday at Tryon Country Club.

The captains choice tournament featured nine- and 18-hole divisions as well as low-gross and low-net winners.

In the nine-hole division, the team of Jim McCain, Bill Brock, Chuck Huneycutt and Hub Arledge were the low-gross winners. In the low-net flight, Ron Wingo, Jerry Atkins, Frank Ortiz and John Gargiulo teamed up for the win with a 25, three strokes ahead of Charles and Lib McKeller and Fred and June Current.

In the 18-hole division, the foursome of Mike Edwards, Gene Gregg, Choya McEntire and Bruce Fisher fired a 59 for the low-gross win. In the net flight, the husbands and wives foursome of Duane and Harlene Harm and Bill and Judith Kerns won on a scorecard playoff with a 54. Second place went to McCain, Bill Brock, Robert Brock and Arledge.

Proceeds from the tournament went to aid Patriots Golf Day, which helps provide educational benefits for the children and spouses of U.S. service men and women who have lost their lives or have been injured in the line of duty.

First Citizens Bank was the tournaments presenting sponsor. Owens Pharmacy and Tryon House also sponsored the tournament.