FDA tournament raises $9,000

Published 4:48 pm Monday, May 13, 2013

Fifty-eight golfers teed it up on Saturday to help raise funds for a local athletic department.

The Fort Dale Academy Athletic Club held its annual tournament at Cambrian Ridge to help raise funds for the school’s athletics department. According to tournament organizers, the event raised more than $9,000.

“I’d say it was a success,” said Marty Whigham, a member of the Fort Dale Athletic Club and one of the tournament’s organizers. “I think the possibility of rain might have scared some golfers off, but we had a good number that played (in the tournament). We’re very appreciative of everyone that came out and played, and all the folks that helped put the tournament on. This really helps our school and athletics department.”

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The team of Bob Hood, Brandon Hood, Jason Peavy and Josh Price claimed the top spot in the four-person scramble with a net score of 50.7.

Damon Daniels, Sam Brown, Matt Langford and Jason Egbert took second place with a net score of 52, and Brooke Richardson, Trevor Richardson, Ginger Richardson and Benson Ross claimed third place with a net score of 52.1.

Brooke Richardson and Mints McGowin won the “closest to the pin” competitions, while Ginger Richardson and Brett Paulk won the “longest drive” contests.

“It seemed like everyone had a good time,” Whigham said. “(Cambrian Ridge) did a great job, as always. It was a fun day and we’re looking forward to next year’s tournament.”