May 30, 2002

Pepsi Scramble Draws Large Field To Memphis Golf Course

The Pepsi Golf Scramble found a hole in the rainy weather pattern and had perfect conditions at Timber Ridge Golf Course May 22.

A field of nearly 80 golfers took part in the 18-hole four-man scramble tournament.

The Championship Flight was won by the Farmers Mutual Insurance/ Kirksville Auto Glass team consisting of Eyad Al-Jundi, Rich Lewton and Pat O'Connor, which shot a 13 under par 55.

The State Farm Insurance team won a tie-breaker on hole number nine to take second place. Team members were Brett Brewer, Jacob Brewer, Rob Zenert and Joe Brewer.

The team of Dusty Baker, Wes Smith, Ryan Smiley and Ryan Wright also shot a 59 to finish third.

In the A flight the team of Robert Long, Bob Hall, Justin Johnson and Brett Fleshman was first with a round of 63, which was five under par.

Two teams tied with a score of 64. The Little Jess team of Kirk Watson, Kent Watson, Jed Hinds and Allen Morgret won the tie breaker to earn second. The Mid State's team of Lyle Moore, Clinton Casteel, Jack Dixon and Dick Boone was third.

There were several skills contests on the course throughout the afternoon.

Tom Long won the putting tournament to take home $100. Jake Mann picked up the $50 second place prize in the contest sponsored by Community Bank of Memphis.

Fringe Benefit Specialist provided a prize package on hole number one for the drive closest to the 100 yard marker. Richard Newman won the contest.

Wes Smith won $50 courtesy of Simpson Printing for the longest drive in the fairway on hole number two.

There was a 50/50 contest on hole number three for the closest shot to the pin. Gary Young won the contest on the first nine holes while Dave Petre was victorious on the back nine. Both men won $80. Petre came closest to the hole-in-one, which would have earned him 20 cases of Pepsi products.

A dozen golf balls and golf shirt from Mickey Truck Bodies went to Ron Vecchie for the longest putt on hole number four.

Pat O'Connor pocketed $50 from Bradshaw Enterprises for the second shot closest to the pin on hole number five. Steve Dial won the same contest on the next hole, also winning $50 from sponsor KYOU Channel 15.

The $50 cash prize on hole number seven went to Lou Gerard, who won the KTVO Channel 3 prize with the closest drive to the pin.

Little Jess Motors gave away a golf bag to Jack Dixon for the closest shot to the pin on number eight.

Rich Lewton wrapped up the prize trail on hole number nine earning the $50 award from KTVO Channel 3.

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