Foursome takes narrow win in Family Promise tourney

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Golf Roundup

By The Staff



The winning team in the fourth annual Family Promise golf tournament notched a narrow victory Saturday afternoon at the Lancaster Golf Club.

The winning foursome, Buck Tucker, Phil Horton, David Funderburk and Tyler Carter shot a 23-under 49.

The winning team earned a $500 gift card to go with the bragging rights.

The second-place team, with a 50.5 effort, included former club champion Chris Johnson, Garrett Hammond, Eric Funderburk and Ross Baker.

The runner-ups won a $300 gift card.

The third-place foursome, which shot a 51, included Gerald McInnis, Mark Harris, Dale Barton and Bill Lawrence.

The third-place team won a $100 gift card.

“This was the first time I played in this tournament,” said Eric Funderburk, a member of the runner-up team. “It was a well-run tournament and for a good cause.

“To place among the top teams was nice, but you knew it was all going for something worthwhile and providing a helping hand,” he said.

The tournament, which drew 16 teams, featured several individual winners.

Closest-to-the-pin winners included Ken Fowler (No.4), Jay White (No.7), Glen Steen (No. 13) and Larry Honeycutt (No. 15).

These four each received $25 and qualified for the chance to compete in a $100,000 shootout on the ninth hole.

“We didn’t have any winners in the shootout,” said Family Promise director Mike Montgomery.

The tournament also had a long drive competition, with Jeremy Gilliard winning on No. 2 and Ronnie Collins winning in seniors field on No. 2.

Brad Small won on No. 14 and Eddie Wray won on No. 14 for the seniors in long drive play.

“We were well pleased with the tournament,” said Calvin Miller, a volunteer with Family Promise. “We had 70 sponsors and we’re real pleased with the response we had from the golf and business communities.

“We don’t have exact figures, but we feel we made between $6,000 and $7,000,” Miller said. “We still have some donations coming in, so those figures will likely change.

“The weather was favorable and the fellowship outstanding,” he said.

Miller added Founders Federal Credit Union donated a first aid kit and golf towel for each participant.

“We were grateful from the support from the community, sponsors and volunteers, which made a major impact on the success of this tournament,” Montgomery said.

Family Promise of Lancaster is a member of a national network that serves local homeless families with children by providing food, shelter, clothing and counseling.  The purpose of the program is to help homeless families get back on their feet. 

Families spend nights at local churches within the network on a rotating basis.