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Tournament hailed a success
The 2010 Henry "Hank" White scholarship winners, scholarship judges and tournament organizers pose for a photo. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon

Tournament results


• First-place team, with a score of 58: Alan Crane, Ronnie Brown, Chad Knudson and Neal Tedder (Two teams were tied at 58, so organizers had a score card playoff to determine the first-place winner.)

• Second-place team, with a score of 58: Bob Puckett, Bucky Keel, Jeff Stuart and Robert Bell

• Third-place team, with a score of 59: Herb Thompson, Rick Lovelady, Bruce Hurr and Ed Sivley

• Longest drive: John Floyd

• Straightest drive: Jennie Kennedy

• Longest putt: Steven Williams

• Putting contest: Neal Smith

• Closest to pin No. 7: Bart Knoch

• Closest to pin No. 17: John Floyd

The weather held out Saturday, allowing the golfers who participated in the annual Henry "Hank" White Memorial Golf Tournament to complete all 18 holes at Cherokee Rose Golf Club in Hinesville.

Last year, rain forced the tournament’s organizers to call the contest off after participants shot the first nine.

This year, an early morning sprinkle cleared up just in time for the keynote speaker, Fort Stewart Garrison Commander Col. Kevin W. Milton, to welcome golfers.

"This is a wonderful community we live in," Milton said. "Any time you can get a community like this together on a Saturday morning, to come out for a fundraising event for a charity that provides scholarships to great young people, well what better thing can you do on a Saturday morning."

The garrison commander said he was pleased the memorial foundation offered scholarships to older students trying to complete their studies, such as 1st Sgt. Terrence Clay.

In addition to Clay, Patricia Brown, Crystal Campanella, Kristopher Crawford, Patrick Farace, Olivia Deigh, Amber McCray, Jerrica Russaw and Natalie Taylor each received $1,000 scholarships.

"On behalf of the Henry ‘Hank’ White Scholarship committee, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to Col. Kevin Milton, Garrison Commander Fort Stewart/HAAF and supporting Directorates," tournament chairwoman Josephine White said. "Special thanks to our major sponsors, hole sponsors, local businesses, individual donors and participants that supported our efforts in providing educational scholarship for high school seniors, adults and active duty military through this annual scholarship fund raiser event."

White is the widow of Henry White.

This year, the scholarship applicants were judged by Carolyn Smith-Carter, Nicole Carter, Annie McCray, Dorothy Scott, Frances Smith and Deloise Thorne. Applicants were judged on academic standings and written essays.

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