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Long Co. golf tourney raises $2,000
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The winning team was, from left: Ben Floyd, Neil Tedder, Ronnie Brown and Alan Crane. They shot a 48 (-23) to win the fourth annual Long County Touchdown Club’s golf tournament. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle

The Long County Touchdown Club had its fourth annual golf tournament last Saturday in Hinesville at the Cherokee Rose Country Club and raised more than $2,000, according to Joey Harrison.

The winning team, consisting of Alan Crane, Ben Floyd, Ronnie Brown and Neil Tedder, shot a score of 48 (-23).

Members of the second place team were Ray Holloway, Caleb Holloway, Alan Strickland and Lonnie Aspinwall. Third place team members were Brian Chickenhawk, Jamey Carter, Brad Peterson and Matt Cummings.

In the special awards category, there were two "Closest to the Hole" competitions, one at hole 13, which Kevin Giddens won by being only six feet, two inches away form the cup, and the second at hole 7, which Aaron Powers won by being only five feet, five inches from the hole.

The sole big-hitter award, at hole 14, went to Ben Floyd for winning the longest drive competition.

Thirteen teams entered this year’s tournament. After their rounds, the golfers shared a meal and received door prizes.

Harrison, who helped organize the event said, "I thought the turnout was good this year. We always need more hole sponsors, so I encourage people and businesses to help us but all-in-all, it was good day."

Harrison added, "I do thank all the sponsors we had, and all the participates, and I really want to thank Tammy and Darrell (Ballance), who has been out here all day working, and Woody Adams and Don Giddens, who cooked our meal."

Long County head football coach Kyle Wilson said some of the money raised will go toward pre-game meals and after-game meals for the football team, sending players to different football camps and for purchasing spirit packs for the players.

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