Locals dominated on the winning teams at the first Franklin County Schools Youth Programs Fundraiser Golf Tournament.
It was hot, hot, hot on the greens at St. James Bay Golf Resort on Saturday, but that didnít stop seven teams of plucky golfers from making the rounds to benefit the Franklin County Schools.
At the end of the day, Superintendent Nina Marks said she had more than $3,000 in hand and the final count was not complete.
It was a good day for Franklin County golfers too.
Stacy Kirvin, of Apalachicola, captained the winning team who finished with a score of 53. Playing with Kirvin were Robbie Johnson, also of Apalachicola; Patrick Sparks, of St. George Island and Clay Cantley, a friend of Kirvinís visiting from Georgia. The gentlemen took home a $400 purse.
In second place, with a score of 56, was the foursome headed by Doug Brock, of Wakulla County. St. James Bay Golf Professional Rob Burlison said Brock is a frequent player at the resort and has been visiting the course since it opened. Playing with Brock were Burlison, Nola Tolbert, manager of the Crooked River Grill, and Tom Nobles of Eastpoint. The purse for second place was $200.
A free round of golf was awarded for closest to the pin on four holes. Winners were Scott Mursten, on hole #2; Shawn Noles on #6; Nobles on #11 and Glenn Grossenbacher on #17.
The longest drive on #4, by Cantley, and #18, by Burlison, each won a $30 gift certificate to the Crooked River Grill.
After the tourney, the golfers enjoyed lunch at the Crooked River Grill while the scores were tallied. The awards were followed by drawings for a number of door prizes donated by local merchants. Sponsors included Nina Marks, Jim Waddell of Inovia, Marks Insurance Inc. Agency, Resort Vacation Properties and Doug Brock.