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GSW hosts ‘President’s Classic Golf Tournament’ to benefit Hurricane Club

Michael Murray/Americus Times-Recorder:   A member of the team representing Georgia Power tees off on hole number one at the GSW President’s Classic Golf Tournament on Oct. 16.

Michael Murray/Americus Times-Recorder:
A member of the team representing Georgia Power tees off on hole number one at the GSW President’s Classic Golf Tournament on Oct. 16.

From STAFF REPORTS

AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University hosted the sixth annual “President’s Classic Golf Tournament” on Oct. 16 at the Griffin Bell Golf Links to benefit the university’s Hurricane Club.
The event was held in order to raise funds for the university’s Athletics Department, which relies primarily on private contributions from the university’s booster clubs, such as the Hurricane Club.
With 128 individuals participating, the tournament was held in a four-man scramble format, with prizes awarded to the top three teams. Other prizes, including an automobile, were awarded to participants who landed closest to the pin on selected holes. Door prizes were awarded as well.
Participants also had opportunities to see members of the university’s nationally-ranked golf team in action during the event.
Coming in first place in the tournament was the team representing EMC Engineering Services, Inc. Team members included Chris Brazell, Joel Womack, Matthew Inman, and Alex Perry, who won with a score of 50.1.
The team representing First State Bank took a close second. Team members included Blake Bennett, Plez Hardin, Blake Hill, and Brad Whiddon. These players took runner-up honors with a score of 50.5.
Blaze Hargrove, Jamie Ward, Tripp Parker, and Brandon Horne took third place honors with a score of 51.8.
The team representing Georgia Power took fourth place in the tournament, with Jem Morris, Bill Ellis, Jon Donnelly, and Mike Donnelly working together to fininsh with a score of 51.8. A member of this team also won the car on hole nine in the closest-to-the-pin competition.