May 16, 2013

Golfers Honor Late Judge at Memorial Tournament

Once again golfers from across the region converged on Timber Ridge Golf Course in Memphis to pay tribute to former Scotland County Judge John Ed Luther while helping to aid one of his favorite causes, the Scotland County Rotary Club.

Golfers endured cooler weather but avoided the rain by and large as 18 holes of golf were played Friday, May 10th to complete the 9th Annual John Ed Luther Memorial Golf Tournament.

The Boyer Construction team of Charlie Boyer, Mark Drummond, Brandon Elenbaas and Corvin Drummond claimed the win, shooting a 54 on the day. Pepsi placed second as Mike Johnson, Kris Lister, Mike Frazier and Kelly Lister carded a 60. The team of Kevin Small, Andy Mallet Brandon Garnett and J.R. Scobee finished third with a 62.

The A flight was won by the Memphis Democrat team of Jardin Fuller, Bob Courtright, Ken McMinn and Chris Feeney. They shot a 65 to edge the team of Donnie Middleton, Chad York, Dave Seppelt and Chipper Harris by one stroke. The Edward Jones team consisting of Bill Kiddoo, John Stever, Alan Love and Kent Whitney finished third with a 71.

The Luther family gave away an iPod on hole #3 for the closest tee shot to the pin. Mike Frazier took home the prize, as his shot was 8'6" from a hole in one. Bob Koch was the prize winner on hole #8, winning a golf bag courtesy of American Eagle Distributors for his tee shot closest to the pin.

Judge Luther was renowned for his prowess of locating lost golf balls on the course. The tradition was continued, as a mystery ball was hidden on the course. Mark Drummond claimed the finder's fee at the 2013 tourney, locating the mystery golf ball, hidden on hole number 7.

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