A dozen teams competed in Saturday’s Tiger Tee-Off at Cherokee Rose Golf Course, and the tournament went off without a hitch, organizers said.
According to Bradwell Institute golf coach Ken Griffin, a scheduling conflict kept a few teams that participated last year from taking part in this year’s contest. But he said many former Tiger alumni stepped up to the plate and filled in the spots.
“I was very pleased to have so many new Bradwell Institute alumni playing in this tourney,” he said. “The support from the alumni is greatly appreciated. It was awesome to have them there.”
First place went to Will Griffin, Richard Gilmer, Matt Murray and Nic Dunn. Second place finishers were Bucky Keel, Jimmy Keel, Jeff Stewart and Steve Wiggins. Finishing in third was the family team of Chuck, Kelly, Brandon and Matthew Edgington.
Griffin said the men’s closest-to-the-pin award went to Alvin Jackson. In the women’s division, the award went to Kelly Edgington.
The participants were treated to a meal after the tournament courtesy of Cardiac Catering.
VIP Office Supply provided gift bags with towels, drink cozies and green repair kits.
Griffin thanked Woodmen of the World, Adult Lodge 1748, Canoochee Electric, Prevent Child Abuse, Herff Jones, KC Brothers Construction, TR Long Engineering, PC, Thomas Durden, District Attorney, Reality Executives Liberty, Hinesville Carpet Company, First Citizens Bank, Pedrick and Company, Liberty Electrical Services Inc., Liberty County Republican Party, RJ Griffin Construction, Liberty County Coroner Reginald Pierce and Gold and Pawn Shop for supporting the tournament.
“Each of these people/businesses helps make the activities available for the student-athletes of Bradwell Institute,” he said.
Griffin said proceeds from the tournament help to fund non-revenue-producing sports at Bradwell Institute.