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Rhodes wins $1,000 in ball drop

Susan Rhodes was the winner of $1,000 after her golf ball landed in the hole at the Pro-Law Am Golf Tournament. (Advocate Staff/Patty Vaughan)

Susan Rhodes won $1,000 at the Pro-Law Am Golf Ball Drop on Wednesday.

The ball drop is held prior to the start of the tournament. Officers with the Dale County Sheriff’s Office take the golf balls up in a helicopter and drop them over a green on the driving range at Cambrian Ridge. If a ball lands in the hole, the owner of that ball wins $1,000.

Butler County Children’s Advocacy Center Director Kathy Smyth said this is the first time in four years of doing the ball drop that a ball landed in the hole.

The ball drop and the gold tournament are held to raise funds for the Butler County Children’s Advocacy Center and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 39.