United Way hosts 24th annual golf tournament
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.
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.