United Way hosts 24th an­nual golf tour­na­ment

Record Observer - - NEWS - By MIKE DAVIS mdavis@kibay­times.com

GRA­SONVILLE — The event was al­most called off due to bad weather, but just in time things turned around and more than 60 golfers got out on the greens and played a round to sup­port the United Way of Queen Anne’s County on April 24.

Held at Prospect Bay Coun­try Club in Gra­sonville, in­di­vid­u­als and teams gath­ered in the morn­ing to par­tic­i­pate in the 24th an­nual United Way Char­ity Golf Tour­na­ment be­fore an af­ter­noon awards cer­e­mony and lunch.

Just as the morn­ing had started, a light driz­zle be­gan as the fi­nal golfers ap­proached the club­house af­ter their fi­nal hole.

“Could have been a little warmer, but we got the golf in,” Prospect Bay Coun­try Club as­sis­tant golf pro Ashen Ana­nia said.

Af­ter the play­ers fin­ished eat­ing, Ana­nia an­nounced win­ners of var­i­ous cat­e­gories, as well as the 50/50 raf­fle and other give­aways that were do­nated by lo­cal busi­nesses for the event.

Third place fin­ish­ers, de­ter­mined by a tie breaker, were Chris Ephraim, Billy Zapp, Church Barnes and Mike Rich with a score of 60; sec­ond place fin­ish­ers were Pa­tric Schoen­wet­ter, Ted Man­gan, Steve Kauf­man and Jake Scho­en­gold with a score of 60; and first place fin­ish­ers were Michael Con­dro, Matt Le­ber and Cold John­son with a score of 57.

Awards were also given out to Chuck Martin for hit­ting the ball clos­est to the pin at seven feet nine inches, Steve Kauf­man for long­est men’s drive at 378 feet and Vicki Paulas with the long­est women’s drive at 332 feet.

Andy Reed, pres­i­dent of the United Way of Queen Anne’s County, said this year’s char­ity golf tour­na­ment had six more teams than years prior and thanked all the golfers for their time.

All the money that was raised “stays right here in our own county,” Reed said, as the United Way of Queen Anne’s County, cre­ated in 1990, sup­ports be­tween 20-25 lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions.

“Thank you all so much for mak­ing this the best event we’ve ever had,” Reed said.

For more information about the or­ga­ni­za­tion, visit its web­site at www.unit­ed­wayqac.org.

PHOTOS BY MIKE DAVIS

Vicki Paulas won Long­est Drive in the women’s cat­e­gory with a shot of 332 feet dur­ing the United Way Golf Tour­na­ment at Prospect Bay Coun­try Club on April 24.

Church Martin won the Clos­est to the Pin award dur­ing the United Way of Queen Anne’s County char­ity golf tour­na­ment at Prospect Bay Coun­try Club on April 24.

Steve Kauf­man, win­ner of the Long­est Drive in the men’s cat­e­gory, chooses be­tween items dur­ing the awards cer­e­mony at Prospect Bay Coun­try Club on April 24. Kauf­man par­tic­i­pated in the 24th an­nual United Way of Queen Anne’s County Golf Tour­na­ment.

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