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Willis posts ace at Waynesville

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By The Staff

Lancaster native Pat Willis recently carded a hole-in-one while playing the Dogwood Course at the Waynesville Country Club in Waynesville, N.C.

Willis’ ace came on No. 4 where she used a seven iron on the 86-yard shot.“I really didn’t see the ball go in the hole because I was bending down to get my tee, but Carol Feicter said it went in and then rode up to the hole and said the ball was in the hole,” Willis said. “Then everybody within three to four holes heard my reaction.”The ace was Willis’ first since taking up golf over seven years ago.Her husband, Dr. John Willis, had a hole-in-one about three years ago at the Lancaster Golf Club.Pat Willis was playing in a group which included Feicter and Bo Prevost.Willis’ son is Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis.“That’s something,” Steve Willis said. “My mother now has a hole-in-one, my dad had one a few years ago and I don’t even play putt-putt.”Blackwell Foundation golf tournamentThe seventh annual Matt Blackwell Foundation golf tournament will be played June 21 at the Lancaster Golf Club.The shotgun start for the captain’s choice format is set for 1:30 p.m.The entry fee is $65 per player, which includes the cart fee, green fee and dinner afterward.Prizes are $1,200 for first place, $800 for second place, and $400 for third place.Prizes for closest to the pin and longest drive will also be awarded along with a $500 putting contest.For details on the event, call 416-5310, or 283-5912.Watts Memorial       golf tournamentThe Fork Hill Masonic Lodge No. 316 golf tournament, held in memory of Lloyd Watts, is June 7 at Bermuda Run Golf Club.Play opens at 8 a.m. in the 18-hole captain’s choice tournament.First place is $600 and $400 for second place. Third place is $200. Cost per person is $35 which includes cart fees, green fees and a barbecue lunch.Mulligans are on sale for $5.00, with a limit of two. Ladies tee is available for $5.00 each with a limit of one. For more details, call Kevin Ellis at 416-9496, or Michael McManus at 283-1872.Special Olympics     golf tournamentThe second annual Special Olympics golf tournament is May 31 at the Pinetuck Golf Course in Rock Hill at 1 p.m.Proceeds benefit the York-Chester-Lancaster County Special Olympics.Sponsorship donations are due Thursday. Checks should be made payable to Special Olympics Area II.The tournament is sponsored by Hughes Auto and Truck Parts, Inc. Co-sponsor is $100 and a full sponsor is $200. Corporate sponsors are $300 to $500.For more details, call Mitch Brown at 328-0115.Jimmy Taylor Sr. Memorial tournamentThe annual Jimmy Taylor Memorial Sr. Memorial golf tournament will be held June 14 at Bermuda Run Golf Club in Jefferson.The format is captain’s choice team with a combined handicap. Check-in is at 8 a.m. Breakfast will be served from 7-8 p.m. Lunch is served following the event. The shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m.The entry fee is $240 which includes four golfers, two mulligans, 4 Jimmy packs, dinner and an awards ceremony. Prizes include closest to the pin and a long drive hole and additional hole prizes.Team prizes are $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $300 for third place. The putting contest has a $200 prize and a $200 prize for the shootout.Tournament proceeds benefit the USC-L Diabetes Clinic Indigent Patient Fund to provide diabetes education for area residents who might be unable to afford the means to manage their diabetes.For details, call Lois Taylor at 288-5525.