The Edgewood LTD quartet of Lance Barbre, Ty Barbre, Andy Vaughan and Marc Stendeback shot a 57 (14-under) to win the Carmi Chamber of Commerce’s annual Scholarship Golf Scramble Saturday at the Carmi Country Club.
Seventy-two golfers competed in the event, which raises funds for the Chamber’s scholarship program.
The team of Kenny Carter, Troy Nelson, Jordan Johnson and Zac Aylsworth won a scorecard playoff to finish second with a 58, and the White County Coal team of Neal Griggs, Charlie Hale, Matt Musgrave and Bill Proctor took third. Two other groups had also shot a 58.
Winning longest drive honors were Sabrina Aylsworth (women), Proctor (seniors) and Carter (men). Mike Croghan won closest to the pin and Proctor took longest putt honors.
The Chamber provides one graduating senior from the Unit Five school district a $4,000 college scholarship each year. Money from this year’s scramble will also be used for competitive grants for Carmi-White County teachers and to help bring the CEO program to White County.
Scholarship Golf Tournament sponsors included the following: Gold Sponsors: First Bank, Peoples National Bank; Silver Sponsor: Botsch and Associates CPA’s, LLC; Bronze Sponsors: Hamilton Memorial Hospital Carmi Family Clinic, Geo. N. Mitchell Drilling; Hole in One Sponsors: Wabash General Hospital, Hale Body Shop, Plum Street Pharmacy; First Place Sponsors: Brown’s Fertilizer and Chemical, City of Carmi; Second Place Sponsors: Old National Bank, Haley Production; Third Place: Wabash Christian Retirement Center, Grand Rivers Bank, White County Coroner Chris Marsh; Longest Putt: Southern Illinois Custom Aerial; Longest Drive: Immediate Roustabout, Joe’s Lawn Care, Merle Norman Cosmetics and Boutique; Closest to Pin: Town and Country Real Estate, Taylor Eye Care, Tri-State Auto Credit; Hole Sponsors: Campbell Funeral Home, McDonald’s, U Store U Lock, Casey’s ,Dan Drone, Roark Trucking, Carmi Eye Care Center, Hippie Hill Produce and More, Yesterday’s Drive In, Grayville Host LLC, Wabash Valley FS, In Loving Memory of Reid Sample, In Loving Memory of Bob Sample, First Financial, Rice Motors, Caleb Hughes Edward Jones, Jane Day Spa, A&A Farms, Huck’s Karing for Kids, Cook Funeral Chapel, Tri-State Butane, Rick Barbre Country Financial, Andy Acord and Joyner Therapy Services.
“We are not able to help students without the support of our sponsors and players,” noted Holly Healy, who serves as Executive Director of the Carmi Chamber of Commerce. “All proceeds are invested in our youth. We appreciate the support provided for this tournament.”