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19th Annual Charity Golf Classic a success

Thursday, July 25, 2002

Heat doesn't spoil fundraising for cancer research

SIKESTON -- The 19th Annual Charity Golf Classic for men and women sponsored by the Sikeston LGA-MGA and Bob Ralph Distributing Company concluded on Wednesday at the Sikeston Country Club.

Despite scorching heat and humidity, tournament chairman Frances Willis said the tournament was a smashing success.

"It was great -- we had a good turnout and I think everybody really enjoyed themselves," said Willis. "Even though the weather was a little on the warm side we didn't hear too many complaints about being too hot. We had plenty to drink on the course and had a really good time. I was very pleased with the results of the tournament and I think everybody that attended was pleased."

The tournament is designed to raise money for the Scott County Unit of the American Cancer Society.

"We worked hard to raise money for the cancer and we were happy about that," said Willis. "That's what we do it for. It's a great tournament to have. This is the 19th year it's been held."

Here are the winners from the tournament:

Division 1, ladies

First place: Phyllis Jones, Shirley Kegley, Glenda Buchanan and Connie Spears

Second place: Annie Crowley, Doris Stepp, Karen Matthews and Jane Kirk.

Division 2, ladies

First place: Adele Atteberry, Vicki Hutcheson, Shirley Vowels and Deb Williams.

Second place: Helen Ezzell, Marilyn Brown, Nancy Thurmond and Janie Young.

Third place: Janie Wheeler, Carol Largent, Becky Slaten and Betty Dawson.

Division 1, men

First place: Keith Davidson, Dick Inman, Mark Ahlvin and Galen Kruger Jr.

Second place: Leon Eftink, Richard Pike, Chuck PaPa and Barry Cook

Division 2, men

First place: Bob Buchanan, Gene Jones, Myron Kegley and Bill Priday

Second place: Chuck Kaminsky, Gary Harper Sr., Gary Harper Jr. and Dave Huntsman

Third place: Fred Thornton, Chip Thornton, Loring Helfrich and Don Cento.

With 21 teams participating in the event, Willis said the numbers were higher than normal.

"We had a few more participants than we usually have because the tournament in the past has been a four-lady scramble and a two-man scramble," said Willis. "It was about even this year -- we had approximately nine or 10 four-man teams. Sometimes it's hard during a weekday when men are working for them to participate. We were happy that the men showed up and supported the tournament. I believe it was a huge success."