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Updated: 02/27/2014 08:00:05AM

‘Doc’ Owen golf tournament supports Rotary charities

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Winners of the golf tournament Saturday at Highlands Ridge North were, from left:. Kade Damboise, Ben Tubbs, Jett Dexter and Kendell Griffin.

Ken Danielson of Sebring shows his putting skills during a special putting contest.


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Highlands Ridge North was the host for the 5th Annual “Doc” Owen Rotary Golf Tournament last Saturday sponsored by the Rotary Club of Avon Park.

Proceeds from the tournament help support Rotary charities in Avon Park and Highlands County. Some of those charities include the Boys and Girls Club, Champions Club, Salvation Army, Church Service Center, Rotary International Foundation, Honor Flight, S4TL, Rotary speech and many others.

“We are proud of our Avon Park community which we serve through the Rotary mission of Service Above Self. The support of our sponsors and the players in the tournament help make this effort a success,” stated tournament director Chet Brojek.

Taking top honors and winning first flight with a score of 54 was the talented team of Kendell Griffin, Ben Tubbs, Jett Dexter and Kade Damboise. With a three-way match of cards the team of Larry Kelly, Doug Gentry, Greg Gentry and Suzie Gentry came in second with a score of 57.

The team of Chet Brojek, Chad Lund, Jay Jones and Tommy Todd took top honors in second flight with a score of 60. After another three-way match of cards, the team of Josh Curechy, Aaron Lewis, Eddy Torres and Nathan Coomes took second place with a 63.

Third flight was won by the team of John O’Neill, Larry Colley, Larry White and Bob Denney after shooting a score of 63. Coming in second with a score of 66 was the team of Barry Bittner, Gary Hurtubise, Andrew Deierlein and Austin Weed.

Larry Colley won closest to the line contest.

Closest-to-the-pin honors went to Kendall Griffin on hole 8 and David Swantek on hole 13.