Tryon Country Club Christmas Par 3 event

Published 8:43 am Friday, December 9, 2011

Ansley McCall (left) and Benji McCall, who came in first in the championship flight, with Craig Culbreth and Gary Laughter, who came in second. (photo submitted by Marc Brady)

Tryon Country Club hosted the seventh annual Christmas Par 3 Scramble to benefit the Polk County High School boys basketball team on Saturday, Dec. 3.
The event drew 32 players to participate in this unique format, which is the brainchild of Polk Schools fundraiser Jim Hemphill. In this event, all 18 holes play as par 3s from lengths of 86 to 162. Par was 27-27=54.
Results were as follows:
Senior – 9 hole flight
First – Jim Hemphill/Franklin McKaig (25)
Second – Jim Shirley/Wil Potter (26)
Senior flight
First – Joe Boals and Carl Smith   (52)
Second – John Albree – Jim McCain  (57)
First flight
First – Ben McEntire/Kyle Baron  (56)
Second – Carl Harris/David Ayres  (59)
Championship flight
First – Ansley McCall/Benji McCall (48) won the three hole playoff
Second – Craig Culbreth/Gary Laughter (48)
Polk County High School coaches Josh McEntire and Brian Taylor served the hot dog lunch. Franklin McKaig of the Tryon Youth Center and Matt Clement of Maui Jim’s Sunglasses provided the par 3 closest to the hole prizes on holes no. 6 and no. 9, both won by Gary Laughter.
Macon Bank, Ingles and Tryon Federal Bank sponsored the event.
– article submitted
by Marc Brady

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