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Juniors and seniors battle it out in local golf tournament

Participants and winners of the 13th Selmer Country Club Junior/Senior Golf Tournament gather around Director Fay Mitchell. Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

Selmer Country Club hosted their 13th Junior/Senior Golf Tournament on Saturday. The tournament was made possible by several charitable donations.

“This year went well,” said Director Faye Mitchell, just before honoring the children with rewards. “We have about 20 to 25 kids. Some are from out of town. Every child will receive a medal. It’s about the same every year.” 

Juniors ages 8 to 15 and seniors 50 and above participated, making up a total of 18 teams. The day faired with rain clouds moving in and some said it was the perfect day to play golf.

Every junior participant received a medallion and three separated age groups received first, second, and third place medallions.

First place in group ages 13 to 15 went to Matt Chandler and partner Mel Hines. 

 “This is our third year in a row to win,” said Mel Hines, “so we’re pretty used to it.” 

“It feels pretty good,” said junior first place partner Matt Chandler.

Dillan Miller and David Siebel received second place and John Hunter Bowers and Herbert Kiser placed third.

In the 11 and 12-year-old age group, Luke and Billy Glover took first. Clay Rankin and Dave Edmonds placed second and Claire and Joan Skipper were awarded third.

In the youngest age group of eight to 10-year-olds Sophie Moorman and Steve Skipper received a first place medallion. Sloan Atkinson and Reggie Poindexter accomplished second and Sam Dunyak and David Richard third.

Many more were recognized and honored with medals for their dedication and competition on the course, including Tillman Heard and Hunter Foote, Faye Mitchell and Brenna Anderson, Steve and Cody Droke, John Rodgers and Lauren Frealey, Jim Carlin and Caleb Rankin, Jim Launderville and Dacota Banks, Larry and Nicholas Dunaway, Carroll and John Norman Graham, and Larry and Travis Cartwright.

The long, competitive morning finished with a beautifully prepared meal for the close of the tournament. The country club will mark the scores in the record book and look forward to next year’s 14th event.

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