Hussey, Jackson sizzle at CofC golf tourney
BERRYVILLE ---- Even a cold shower couldn't slow down Jamie Hussey and Scott Jackson, who scorched the course to win the Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament last week.
Cool temperatures and a brief afternoon drizzle did not dampen the enthusiasm of all the participants, who took some time away from work to share the company of others in the business community.
The tournament, held at the Carroll County Country Club on Friday, May 3, featured morning and afternoon starting times in a two-man scramble format.
When the morning and afternoon scores were factored together, Hussey and Jackson emerged with a sizzling 62, for a five-stroke lead over Madison Blanchard and Will Gotto in second. Tony Jones and Joe Bryant posted a 68 for third place overall.
The tournament, now in its fourth year, provides scholarship assistance for a Berryville High School senior, and also serves as a fund-raiser for Chamber activities in general.
No one aced hole number four, although a couple of shots came close. The Chevy S-10 4x4 extended cab pickup pledged by Davis-Barr Chevrolet Pontiac went back to the showroom at the end of the day, but a set of Michelin Tires donated by Quality Tire went home with Bob Lowell, who nailed the long drive of the day on hole number three.
Other highlights of the day included the enthusiastic reaction of Tammy "I got a trophy!" Wilson, who earned high score honors with partner Dale Conner.
Morning golfers enjoyed coffee and doughnuts before starting the day, and all participants sat down to a lunch provided by Tyson Foods and Wal-Mart.
Other winners included the following:
First flight: 1. Jeff Davis & Kenny Bailey; 2. Wes Bonner & Bob Lowell; 3. Goose Doss & Paula Pate
Second flight: 1. Chad Isbell & Ryan Butler; 2. Marty & Robin Riley; 3. Barry & Pam Mullen
Third flight: 1. Paul George & Jenny Muniz; 2. Craig McDonald & Joe Harmon; 3. Jack Burch & Ken Collins.
As with other recent Chamber events, this project involved leadership from the Chamber Board, and volunteers from the general membership.
Doug Carr and Mike Armstrong represented the Chamber Board, with Deretha Walker, Donna Griffith, Jason Tennant, Curtis Matthews, and Susan Brashears providing dedicated support.
Carr commended the work of the volunteers, and the sponsorship of the business community, for a successful tournament.
Hussey and Jackson, who played under the sponsorship of KTHS Radio, attributed their win to good timing.
"When one of us hit a bad shot, the other one came through," Hussey said. "We hit the greens and made the putts," he added, making it sound easy.