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Nathan Ham
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The annual Ashe Shrine Club Benefit Golf Tournament took place on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Mountain Aire Golf Club in West Jefferson.

This year, 153 participants joined the competition and made this tournament a success.

Prizes were awarded for first, second, and third places in individual, stroke play, closest to the pin, and long drive competitions.

Tim Vannoy finished in first place in the championship flight with a score of 72 after beating Anthony Hamilton, who also shot 72, in a scorecard playoff.

The Ashe Shrine Club would like to extend a warm thank you to the tournament sponsors, as well as the players that participated.

Sponsors were: Northwestern Emergency Vehicles, Jefferson Post, Ashe Mountain Times, West Jefferson’s GM Superstore, J&S Salvage, Miller Insurance, Beaver Creek Grill, Ashe County Garage Doors, Ashe Memorial Hospital, David Jolly Atty. And Real Estate, Double Eagle Graphics, Cardinal Lanes and Helen’s Sports Bar, LifeStore, High Country Family Medicine, Kilby and Hurley Law Office, J&J Chophouse, AEV, Appalachian Utilities, Ashe County Cheese, Ashe County Ford, Badger/Ashelawn Funeral Home, Barr Evergreens, Inc., Barr Insurance Agency, Bill Hart Construction, Blue Ridge Dinner Theater, Blue Ridge Electric, Blue Ridge Medical Transport, Boone Family Funeral Home, Brickstone Pizza & Subs, Carolina West Wireless, Colvard Oil Company, Dr Pepper Bottling Company, Gambill Oil Co., Gates Rubber Company, H&W Oil Company, Hillbilly Grill, High Country Independent Insurance, Ingles Markets, Inc., James R. Vannoy Construction Company, Jefferson Drug, Jefferson Landing Real Estate, Jefferson Rent-All, Joel W. Yates Jr. DDS PLLC, Lyall Construction and Equipment Sales, Mack Brown Inc., McDonald’s, Melissa Goodman CPA, Mike Vollmer, Mountain Aire Seafood, Padco Excavating Inc., Parker Tie Company, R.H. Barringer Distributing, Radio Hill Sales, Reeves Law Firm PLLC, Second Hand News, Shatley Paving, SkyLine/SkyBest Membership Cooperative, Smoky Mountain Barbecue, State Farm Insurance Mitch Phillips Agency, The Carpet House, Timothy Rector DDS, Brent Summey DDS, Tamales Mexican Grill, Tri-County Mounuments, 580 WKSK, Warrensville Drug, Weaver’s Tree Farms, Winner’s Circle and Woodlands BBQ.

Complete results:

Championship Flight

1. Tim Vannoy – 72

2. Anthony Hamilton – 72

3. Buddy Ellison – 73

First flight

1. J.R. Shatley – 70

2. Kevin Kurtz – 70

3. Jordan Crouse – 76

Second flight

1. John Bowers – 77

2. Bob Adams – 77

3. Ken Mauer – 79

Third flight

1. Brian Carson – 77

2. Richard Hamby – 82

3. Brant Davis – 83

Fourth flight

1. Wesley Howell – 86

2. Brandon Day – 89

3. R.D. Williams – 91

Fifth flight

1. Jeff Day – 105

2. Mike Leserra – 114

3. Chris Eller – 116

Ladies Division

1. Chelsea Sexton – Net 67

2. Barbara Brinegar – Net 68

3. Madison Little – Net 73

Closest to pin on number seven: Andy Robinson

Closest to pin on number 14: Johnny Bare

Closest to pin on number 16: Daniel Furches

Men’s longest drive: Anthony Hamilton

Women’s longest drive: Madison Little

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