2010 Eagle Pointe STPGA Foundation Pro-Am Raises Record Amount

Lonny Alexander lead a team that included David Turrentine, Blake Barnes, Bryan Kennedy and Chris Kendall to a two best balls score of 181, and Zoran Zorkic did the same for his team, which included Herb Clifton, Cody Clifton, David Francis and Cliff West.

The result was a first-place tie in the 2010 Eagle Pointe STPGA Foundation Pro-Am, presented by Barbers Hill Bank at Eagle Pointe Golf Club.

Alexander and Zorkic both earned $275; a scorecard playoff put Alexander’s team in first place, and each team member received $400 in merchandise certificates. The members of Zorkic’s team earned runner-up prizes of $300 per person.

For good measure, Alexander and Zorkic earned another $575 each for their first-place tie in the professionals’ competition; both looped Eagle Pointe’s 18 holes in 65 strokes.

Tommy O’Brien posted a score of 70 for $500 in third-place money; Chip Craig finished in fourth place at 72 and won $450.

Most notably, the tournament raised $16,100 for the STPGA Foundation. That’s a record for the five-year old tournament and exceeded last year’s total by some $5,000. Considering the state of the economy, that’s a remarkable achievement.

“We had a lot more people and companies step up for sponsorship support this year,” said Jeff Strong, head golf professional and general manager at Eagle Pointe and the driving force behind the tournament’s creation back in 2006. The tournament has raised a total of $50,600 for the STPGA Foundation since it began.

The STPGA Foundation Pro-Am raised more than $16,000

“This year’s tournament was just great,” Strong added, “and I think everyone who took part was happy with it. We had 36 teams and that met my goal for the tournament. I want to make sure all the STPGA Professionals who took part know how much I appreciate their support. We couldn’t have the kind of success we’ve had without their participation."

The same can be said of the tournament’s sponsors, of course, which are led by Barbers Hill Bank, which has already renewed its title sponsorship for the 2011 edition of the tournament.

“All our sponsors are local companies, or they are people who played golf when they were kids and know what the opportunity to play can mean for young people,” Strong said. “Their involvement speaks volumes about the quality of the people who live, work and play golf in our area. All we need to do is ask, and they respond . . . quickly."

“Of course we’re doing to do it again,” said Strong, when asked about plans for next year’s tournament.

“Supporting junior golf is great for the future of the game and it’s great for the kids who are helped through the STPGA Foundation, the tournament helps us give something back to the game, just as our predecessors gave when we were young golfers."

For complete results of the 2010 Eagle Pointe STPGA Foundation Pro-Am, please CLICK HERE.


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