September 29, 2011

Annual Ag Day Tournament Benefits Golf Course

George Owings fires a putt on hole #1 during the 2011 Ag Day Tournament held at Timber Ridge Golf Course.

As fall approaches, the 2011 golfing season at Timber Ridge Golf Course is winding down. The country club got a needed boost heading into winter courtesy of the 15th annual Ag Day Tourney held Friday, September 16th.

A total of 23 four-man teams took part in the benefit tournament organized by Laddie Briscoe and Roger Robinson, with all proceeds going to the golf course.

Team Wamco and Team Livonia tied for the top honors in the championship flight. Both squads finished 12 under par with rounds of 56. Third place went to Scotland County Hospital, which shot a 57.

In the A flight, it was Exchange Bank of Northeast Missouri finishing with top honors after a round of 62. Team Mycogen, Team Canton (Biggerstaff) and the Boyer Construction team all tied for second with rounds of 62.

Other team sponsors included Community Bank of Memphis, Monsanto, State Farm Insurance, Pepsi, MLRS, the Catfish Place, Lancaster County Club, Canton (Curtis), Canton (Shirey), Mid-Am, Altofer, Valent, Hinds Reality, J & J Ag, Northeast Missouri Rural Telephone and the Party Shack.

While all the entry fees went to the golf course, the golfer still took home lots of cash and prizes courtesy of a number of contests on the course.

Scott Biggerstaff won four golf towels donated by Memphis Lumber for his shot closest to the 100-yard marker on hole #1. The longest putt of the day on hole #1 won Jared Kirchner a $50 prize provided by J & J Ag - Jon and Jardin Fuller.

Mark Drummond won two dozen golf balls from the Memphis Democrat with the longest drive on hole #2. The longest putt prize, $50 from J & J Ag, went to Harry Ranscford.

Mark Holt and Mark Drummond came closest to hole in ones on #3, winning $100 prizes provided by J & J Ag.

Mike Drummond picked up a pair of dinners from the Catfish Place with his shot closest to the 100-yard marker on hole #4 while Larry Ohlmeyer won $50 from J & J Ag with the longest putt on #4.

Team Wamco claimed the prize on hole #5 with the second shot closest to the pin.

Pepsi donated a dozen golf balls for the longest drive on hole #6, which went to Tim Rueschel. Larry Curry sank the longest putt of the day on #6 to earn a $50 prize from SC Vending.

Another dozen balls courtesy of Pepsi went to Jared Shelley for the longest putt on hole #7. JR Scobee's team had the shortest putt of the day after he won the prize for closest to the pin to take home $50 from J & J Ag.

Chris Hunt was closest to the pin on #8 to earn a gift from Helena. The big prize, a 2011 Polaris Ranger sponsored by MLRS, went unclaimed as there were no hole in ones on the afternoon.

Harry Ransford came closest to the white stake on hole #9 to win the J & J Ag prize while Gary Dial drained the longest putt to pick up a pair of steak dinners courtesy of Keith's Cafe.

The putting contest sponsored by Scotland County Farm Bureau Insurance - Greg Shelley, was won by Jake Brewer. Jared Shelley finished second.

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