The Carmi Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Golf Tournament was played on June 24, 2017 at the Carmi Country Club with 22 teams competing.
The team of Jeff Fetcho, Justin Fetcho, Jara Mitchell and Ryan Mitchell for Geo. N. Mitchell Drilling finished first, while the team of Todd Rice, Matt Rice, Craig Winter and Dave Higginson for Rice Motors finished second and the team of Kevin Wolff, Drew Riley, Tim Riley and Marc Stendeback finished third.
The highlight of the day was a Hole in One on hole 3 by Leo Hall, playing for Hale Body Shop’s team. That also secured Hall the Closest to the Pin prize.
Longest Putt prize went to Lance Barbre; Men’s Long Drive to Tyson Chastain; Senior Long Drive to Mel Steele and Ladies Long Drive to Sami Etienne.
Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Chamber’s scholarship program. The Chamber provides one graduating Carmi White County High School student a college scholarship. Proceeds will also be used for competitive grants for Carmi White County teachers and investing in the White County CEO Program.
Scholarship Golf Tournament Sponsors included the following: Gold Sponsors- First Bank and People’s National Bank; Bronze Sponsors- First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust, Geo. N. Mitchell Drilling, Inc., Hamilton Memorial Hospital District; First Place Sponsors- Nancy J. Winter, CPA, Browns Fertilizer and Chemical; Second Place Sponsor- U Store U Lock; Third Place Sponsor- Dartt and Company LLC; Hole in One Sponsors- Hale Body Shop, Huck’s and Karing for Kids, Botsch and Associates CPA’s, Shepherd Insurance; Closest to the Pin Sponsors- Taylor Eye Care, Wabash Christian Therapy and Medical Clinic, Town and Country Real Estate; Longest Drive Sponsors- Pro Auto Parts, Merle Norman Cosmetics and Boutique, Andy Acord Edward Jones, Caleb Hughes Edward Jones; Longest Putt Sponsors- Campbell Funeral Home; Hole Sponsors- First Financial, Yesterday’s Drive In, Mr. & Mrs. Dan Drone, Roark Trucking, Rice Motors, Cook Funeral Chapel, Joyner Therapy Services, Marshall Electric, Grayville Super 8, McDonald’s, Wabash General Hospital, Keller Landscaping, Do or Dye Salon, Casey’s, Plum Street Pharmacy, Banterra Bank, Nikki’s Place, Rediscovered Treasures and Tri State Auto Credit LLC. Silent auction items were provided by The Courtyard, Carmi Eyecare, Mr. and Mrs. Mark and Sheri Stevens, Escapes Travel and Cruises, Weber’s Auto Repair Center and Tropical Sno.
“We are not able to help students without the support of our sponsors and players. All proceeds are invested in our youth. We appreciate the support provided for this tournament,” noted Holly Healy of the Carmi Chamber of Commerce.