The Grove Rotary Club’s 17th Annual Golf Tournament was held at the Patricia Island Golf Club on Friday, September 17 with 14 teams participating.

Winning the four-person scramble event was the team of Otis Winters, Richard Lippitt, Rick Miller and Ron Tipton with a 56. The team of Andy Stewart, Dustin Able, Lendall Bass and Jamie Perryman finished one shot off the pace with a 57. The team of Darrell Johnson, Troy Thompson, Kevin Thompson and Gaylen Reynolds finished third with a 60 completing the A Flight.

Placing first in the B Flight was the team of Dustin Matthews, Mark Lee, Joe Ferguson and Chris Hill with a 63. The team of Ron Lay, Duane Lietzke, Owen Breedlove and Bill Goodwin turned in a 63 for second place. Third place was secured by the team of Jordon Cash, Jeff Dozier, KJ Little and Wes McCain with a 65.

Otis Winters won longest senior drive on #1 and on #15 and #18 William Walker and Dustin Able ripped the longest drives respectively. Kathy Miller racked up the longest drive for the women on #8.

On #4 Owen Breedlove was closest to the pin while Bruce Johnson was closest to the pin on #16. Kathy Miller was closest to the pin for the women on #11.

The tournament raised in excess of $8,700 that will benefit youth services of Delaware County through scholarships and other services provided by the Grove Rotary Foundation. The winners of Flight A and Flight B generously donated their winnings back to the Rotary Foundation to benefit the local youth.

The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, disabled persons, health care, international understanding and goodwill, literacy and numeracy, population issues, poverty and hunger, the environment, clean water, and Polio eradication. Rotary also supports programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.

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