Foursome snags tight win

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By Robert Howey

The winning team took a tight victory in the 23rd annual Lancaster Sertoma Club golf tournament Saturday at the Lancaster Golf Club. The foursome of Dixon Parker, Rusty Reed, Junior Pate and Ryan Buckley teamed for a 49.1 over 18 holes to finish in first place and take home $1,200.

The format was a captain’s choice tournament with adjusted handicaps for the 15-team field.

The second-place team, which shot a 50.6, included Buford High School golf standout Taylor Banks along with Michael Wilson, Eric Wilson and Nicholas Wilson. The runner-up foursome netted $400.

The third-place team, which split $200, included Buck Tucker, Ken Moree, Tony Neely and Carl Vincent, who posted a 51.2.

Former Lancaster High School golfer Laura Crawford, who played collegiate golf at Wake Forest University, won her share of individual honors.

Crawford won closest-to-the-pin on No. 4 and had the closest second shot on No. 9. Crawford also posted the women’s longest drive on No. 6 and No. 14.

Jay Rainey produced the longest men’s drive on No. 6 and Skip Small had the longest men’s drive on No. 14.

Kervin Crockett was the closest-to-the-pin winner on No. 15. Ray Ackerman notched the closest-to-the-pin on No. 7, while Eric Wilson had the closest-to-the-pin on No. 13.

Buddy Casey carded the longest putt on No. 9 and University of South Carolina at Lancaster NJCAA All-American golfer Drew Walters had the closest second shot on No. 18.

“We really had a good tournament and are grateful for the support from the golf community as well as the business community who helped as sponsors and with prizes,” said Mike Bohonak, the Sertoma Club golf tournament chairman. “We also appreciate the work of Clyde Adams and Phil Small and the Lancaster Golf Club staff.”

Tournament proceeds are used to help area youngsters attend Camp Sertoma near Clemson. The club sent Josh Horton and Sha’ Keidra Collins of Kershaw and Megan Barrentine of Lancaster to Camp Sertoma for the July 13-19 session.

“This is our club’s main fundraiser to help these youngsters go to camp,” Bohonak said. “We’re pleased with what was accomplished because we had more teams today and we’re looking forward to next year.”

Contact sports editor Robert Howey at 283-1157