Vice Chief Larry Blythe and Tribal Council Chairman Jim Owle were on the winning team in the Championship Flight of the 21st Annual Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on Wednesday, April 25. Joined by team members Lloyd Owle and Tommy Bradley, the team posted a winning score of 57.
Held at the High Hampton Inn, the tournament, sponsored by the Chamber, drew 124 golfers with 31 foursomes competing for golf bags, grills, patio sets and golf accessories. Prizes were awarded to winners in three flights along with awards for the longest drive and closest to the pin. The men’s longest drive winner was Chris Wilkins, and the closest to the pin winners were Randy Eaton and Jon Henson.
Stonewall Flight winners with a score of 57 were Thom Leppert, Joey Laughridge, Adam Blankenship and Mallory Hetzel. The Rock Mountain Flight winners were the Jackson Paper Team of Josh Carnes, Shaw Stafford, Darrell Buchanan, and Blake Murphy with a score of 64. Josh Brant of BB&T was the final qualifier for the $10,000 putt-for-cash contest. Jon Cossaboom won the ‘super raffle’ which included 17 total rounds of golf and a weekend in Pinehurst.
Nine teams qualified to advance to the Fall Championship Tournament which will be held at Bear Lake Reserve Golf Club on September 19th. Proceeds from the tournaments benefit the Chamber’s Community Grant Program, Concerts on the Creek, and daily operations.
– Jackson County Chamber & Tourism Authority