The 9th Annual Fuller Center for Housing/Webster Parish once again achieved the goal of the event – to raise funds to help God's people in need build simple, decent houses and to work toward eliminating poverty housing from Webster Parish.
Playing on the course at Springhill Country Club, the tournament drew 24 teams and was a big success by many standards.
With greatly improved playing conditions at Springhill Country Club and beautiful weather, the event was "a lot of fun for a really good cause," according to several of the players and hole sponsors.
"The greens especially are really improved over previous years," said James O'Glee, one of the regular participants in the tournament. "Our grounds crew plus a lot of the members have really worked hard to bring the course back up to competitive standards. And we have made a lot of improvement."
Winners of the Championship Flight were Ronnie McWilliams and Reggie Barker who shot a 7-under par 65. The runner-up team was composed of Marty Whitlow and Patrick Orr who fired a 4-under par 68.
Third place in this top flight was captured by the team of Jack Sedberry and Lonnie Smith who recorded a 3-under par 69.
The Presidential Flight was won by the team of James O'Glee and Ryan O'Glee who turned in a score of 72. The second place team of Rodney Burns and Randy Soileau fired a 73, the third place team in this flight was Matt Martin and Lauren Jennings, who shot a 2-over par 74.
Winning the First Flight was the team of Jerry Modisette and Jerry Slaton with an 80. Second place was earned by the team of Troy Dunning and Robbie Register who also shot an 80 but had to settle for second place on a scorecard playoff with the Modisette – Slaton team. Third place in this final flight was captured by the team of Chris Gryder and Brian Hudson who carded a score of 81.
The hamburger lunch for all players, volunteers, and some hole sponsors was provided by John Taylor, executive chef and chief bottle-washer of Taylor's Pro Shop with able assistance by Gaye Covington.
"This 9th Annual Benefit Scramble was a big success from many points of view," said Fuller Center executive director Charlie Park. "After all the bills were paid, Fuller Center for Housing/Webster raised enough money to prepare the site, do the rough-in plumbing, and pour the slab for our next house. We deeply appreciate all the support from the hole sponsors, the merchants who donated items for the silent auction, and especially the players."
Park also expressed special thanks to three groups of generous men at David Wade Correctional Center who provided special items for the silent auction.
"Robert Benson and his Residential Carpentry Classes and Debbie Cody and the special guys in the Lifer's Club and Vets Incarcerated came through with some absolutely beautiful items which were a large part of the overall success of our silent auction," Park said. "And we appreciate them more every year for their great contributions to our housing ministry."