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The team of Reggie Hayes, Bobby Thames, Adam Byerly and Bruce Parker shot a 12-under par
score of 52 to take top honors at Beech Mountain Community Club's annual golf tournament
fundraiser. Photo courtesy Brad Estep

Originally published: 2012-09-19 15:18:36
Last modified: 2012-09-19 15:22:32

Beech Mountain Community Club Golf Tournament a success

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Beech Mountain Community Club hosted a golf tournament at Sugar Mountain Golf Club on Saturday, Sept. 15, to raise funds for Beech Mountain Community Center. Approximately $1,400 was raised from donations and participants as eight teams took to the links on a sunny day. 
A number of prizes were donated from local businesses, including Jefferson Landing Golf Club, Beech Mountain Golf Club, Sugar Mountain Golf Club, Carroll Leather Goods, Applebees, Paolucci’s Restaurant, Tweetsie Railroad, Red Onion Cafe, Galileo’s, Chili’s, Pepper's, Parthenon CafÈ, Mellow Mushroom, Mike’s Inland Seafood, Casa Rustica, Carolina Barbecue, Eat Crow, Mountain Glen Golf Club and Appalachian Ski Mountain.
First-place winners at the event, shooting a -12 score of 52, was the team of Charlotte residents Reggie Hayes, Bobby Thames, Adam Byerly and Bruce Parker. The foursome won rounds of golf from Beech Mountain Golf Club.
Last year's tournament winners, the group of Derek Miller, Derrick Hartley, Roscoe Millsaps and Brad Holder came in second place, a single shot behind the champions. The group received the runner-up prize of rounds of golf from Jefferson Landing Golf Club.
Third-place honors went to the team of Shae Jones, Matt Krause and Jason Eldreth, who won rounds of golf courtesy of host venue Sugar Mountain Golf Club.
Winner of the longest drive was Miller, with Sandy Humphrey, Tommy Reece, Byerly, Larry Ward, Ted Harmon and Krause picking up prizes for Closest to the Pin honors at various holes.Tournament organizer Brad Estep was quick to give credit to the tournament's success to those behind the scenes who gave time and energy to make the event take place.
"A lot of credit goes to my wife Carla, my stepdaughter Katie, as well as Kellie McGuire," Estep said after the tournament. "Community Club President Kathy Trivette, as well as Carrie Estep, Tonya Surgeon, Janice Surgeon, Ida, Betty Lou Stansberry, Katie Trivette, Betty Greene, Carolyn Marshall and Betty Guy played a big role in making this happen. They did everything from getting prizes together, fixing desserts for the after-round meal, taking up the entry fee money, fixing the goody bags for the tournament and buying hole sponsors. This would not be possible without everyone helping out and doing their part."