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By Jimmie Earls
Sun Sports Writer
Area golfers hit the links Saturday morning for the first-ever Washington County Relay for Life Golf Scramble at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course.
Heavy rains the day before made for sloppy conditions, but the skies began to clear around tee time.
The shotgun start got under way at 9 a.m. with 15 teams climbing into their carts for a good cause.
A barbeque lunch provided by Mordecai’s On Main was served at the turn.
Aside from team prizes for first and second place, individual prizes were awarded for three separate contests.
Jonathan Jones won for straightest drive on the eighteenth hole. Michelle Lee won for longest drive on the sixth hole. The prize for closest to the pin on the eighth hole went to Don Johnson.
The winning team, with a 12-under score of 59 on the par 71 course, was Kentucky Farm Bureau consisting of Kurt Blandford, Tony Blandford, Josh Riggs and John Weis.
Placing second, with a 10-under score of 61, was the team of Steve Hale and his sons Stephen, Michael and Matthew.
The golf scramble raised just over $2,400 for Relay for Life, the signature event of the American Cancer Society.
“I would like to thank all the teams that participated, the staff at Lincoln Homestead State Park, Pickles Osbourne, Keith Schlosser, all of our hole sponsors, the Relay For Life teams that participated with fundraising and the Relay for Life Committee,” said WC Relay for Life chairperson Tammy Osbourne.
The Washington County Relay for Life will take place June 12-13 at St. Catharine College. Contact Tammy Osbourne at (859) 805-0014 or Renea McCauley at (859) 262-9080 for more information.