Last Saturday, 72 players participated in the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Annual 3-Person Scramble Golf Tournament. Prizes were awarded for the top three places in each of three flights. Additionally, a $50 cash prize was given to the person that got closest to the cup on hole #3, the man who hit the longest drive on hole #7 and the woman with the longest drive on hole #6. Hug Chevrolet offered up a brand new pick-up truck for a hole-in-one prize on hole #16.
Each team consisted of three players. Every individual took a shot, but the team played the ball with the best lay. Only one score was kept for the entire team. Each player was allotted one mulligan for the front nine holes and one for the back nine.
Lonnie Hurt won the Longest Drive for men (Hole #7), Carla Pittman won the Longest Drive for women (Hole #6) and Mark Amos hit Closest to the Cup (Hole #3). No one won the truck, but Pete Butler came closest with a drive that landed about 4 feet from the cup.
The top three places in each flight were given cash prizes of $300 (1st), $225 (2nd) and $150 (3rd). The Seth Terry team, consisting of Seth Terry, Brian Taylor and Jacob Bartel were the overall winners and took home $300 as first place in flight 1 with a score of 59 (-13). The Todd Gunnels team earned 2nd in the first flight with a score of 62 (-10) and the team consisting of Stanhope Wilkinson, Mark Amos and Randy Gazola took home 3rd with a score of 63 (-1).
The winner of the second flight was the Pete Butler team with score of 67 (-5), followed by the Rankey Team and the Tarver-Gleason-Bishop team. They each had a score of 67, but the order was determined by factors such as individual hole scores.
The third flight was headed by the Hatcher, Hatcher and Farrar team with a score of 70 (-2). The Pepsi Cola team (2nd) and First National Bank Team (3rd) followed with scores of 71 (-1).
The teams teed off at 9 a.m. and the final team finished just after 3 p.m. A lunch of BBQ sandwiches, chips, pickle and drink was provided by sponsors.