Three churches vied for the position of top contender in the “most players in attendance” category at the Baptist Golf Fellowship Tournament, which took place in mid-May at OakWing Golf Club.
ALEXANDRIA Three churches vied for the position of top contender in the “most players in attendance” category at the Baptist Golf Fellowship Tournament, which took place in mid-May at OakWing Golf Club.
Woodridge Baptist Shreveport, Woodlawn Baptist Baton Rouge and First Baptist Many each were represented with 10 or more players, and tied for the unofficial title.
An attendance prize of tournament fees was awarded to the winners. Woodridge Shreveport donated their winnings to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home in Monroe.
“As soon as Wayne Taylor announced our group had won an attendance prize, it was the consensus of all the guys to donate it to the Children’s Home,” said Chuck McInturf of Woodridge Baptist. “We enjoyed our men getting together to have a great time of fellowship.
“We also extended an invitation to two pastors from other area Baptist churches, Bernard Kimple of Mt. Olive Baptist Shreveport and David Larmar of Pleasant Hill Baptist Shreveport, who played in the tournament for the first time.”
Shell Stephenson, a first-time participant with the Woodridge Shreveport group, won tournament Grand Champion, McInturf added.
Medalist play winners in the minister’s divisions included:
Championship flight: Don Mabry, Alexandria, first place; Shane Nugent, Benton, second place; Frank Nihart, DeRidder, third place.
First flight: Charles Stokes, Alexandria, first place; Bob Braly, Alexandria, second place; Dennis Relaford, Jonesville, third place.
Second flight: Jim Eaves, DeRidder, first place; Robert Daniel, Colfax, second place; Ed Simmons, Houston,third place.
Third flight: Paul Miceli, Denham Springs, first place; Greg Green, second place, West Monroe; Lenet Guidry, Napoleonville.
Championship flight: Shell Stephenson, Shreveport, first place; Mike Beadle, Baton Rouge, second place; Mac Truluck, Baton Rouge, third place.
First flight: Pat Boudreaux, Noble, first place; Joe Kirk, Florien, second place; Clyde Pitre, Baton Rouge, third place.
Second flight: Gawain Green, Farmerville , first place; John Carroll, Columbia, second place; Bill Penny, Boyce, third place.
Third flight: Steve Manuel, Oberlin, first place; I. D. Bostian, Many, second place; Billy King, Pineville, third place.
Winners in the super seniors division were: Don Mabry, Alexandria, first place; Bill Bingham, Baton Rouge, second place; Hoyt Dyess, Many, third place.
Team winners in the best-ball four-man scramble competition included:
First place: Shane Nugent, Benton; Chuck Cannon, DeRidder; Chuck McInturf, Shreveport; Clair Russell, Otis.
Second place: Don Valentine, Trout; Robert Spicer, West Monroe; Troy O’Laughlin, Baton Rouge; Paul Miceli, Denham Springs.
Third place: Bill Bingham, Baton Rouge; Billy James, Alexandria; Farley Painter Jr., Kaplan; Corley Jackson, Robeline.
Closest to the pin competition was won by David Hankins, Alexandria and John Carroll, Columbia.
Longest drive competition winners were John Carroll, Columbia and Mike Beadle, Baton Rouge. Super Seniors longest drive winner was R. H. Anderson, Many.
The tournament’s Grand Champion and first-time participant was layman Shell Stephenson of Shreveport.
During the Monday evening awards banquet at the Baptist Building, a highlight of the two-day event, numerous door prizes were awarded by Louisiana Baptist Foundation Executive Director Wayne Taylor and Baptist Message Editor Kelly Boggs, sponsors of the event. Many first time players were also recognized at the banquet held Monday evening at the Baptist Building.
Churches are encouraged to start recruiting to participate in the Oct. 5-6 Fall Tournament to be held at Links on the Bayou in Alexandria.