Foursome's 15-under tops Founders Rotary Club field

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Team's 57 nets two-shot win

By The Staff

The winning foursome in the annual Founders Rotary Club golf tournament shot a 15 under to take a two-shot victory on Thursday afternoon at the Lancaster Golf Club.

The team of Ray Rainey, Jay Rainey, Lynn Martin and Dean Faile combined on a 57 to take the win in the event sponsored by the Lancaster Breakfast Rotary Club and the Lancaster Lunch Rotary Club.

The winning effort included an eagle on No. 16. The team shot six under on the front and carded a nine under on the back nine.

“The team putted well and kept the ball in play,” said Larry Honeycutt, a Lancaster Golf Club official who also played in the tournament. “It was all about teamwork and that’s a key in a captain’s choice tournament.”

The field was competitive with a three-way tie for second place.

A card playoff on No. 17 gave the win to Ridge Alford, Steve Harper, Steward Beasley and Dave Palmer, who finished in a deadlock at 13 under before taking runner-up honors.

Alford is a member of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster golf team which had six players in the field.

The third-place team included Sonny Hardin, Brownie Patterson, Quinton Rodgers and Jerry Williams.

The field included 21 teams and was the event’s strongest field, according to Evan Scott, who coordinated the event with Andy Caudill.

“I’d say it was our strongest field because we had a lot of A players in the tournament and that’s hard to come by,” Scott said. “Overall, it was a great day for us as we had good weather and good play. We heard of some areas which had rain, but we didn’t see a drop.

“We had a real good crowd and with the economy off, I was a little surprised, but we were real pleased with the response and support.”

Tournament proceeds will be used for various Rotary Club charities.

Participants were treated to a pig pickin’ prepared by Bruce Brumfield, the Founders Federal Credit Union president and CEO. Founders serves as the tournament’s title sponsor.

“The food was awesome,” Scott said. “Bruce does a wonderful job with a shrimp boil, but he’s also good with cooking barbecue and it was obvious at this event on Thursday afternoon.”