Club raises more than $11,000 in golf tournament

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri raised more than $11,000 during Putting “Fore” The Kids golf tournament presented by McCarthy Toyota and W-K Chevrolet, held at the Sedalia Country Club May 11.

Abe Azan, John Jackson, John Smeltzer and Rod Bankovich, team score 52.

While the proceeds raised will go a long way toward serving the needs of area children, the money makes up less than 1 percent of the Club’s overall budget.

“We would like to give a big thanks to all our sponsors and the teams who participated,” said Communications Coordinator Emily Jarrett. “This was our first year holding a tournament in Sedalia and we were very excited to see such an enthusiastic reaction.”

Winning teams of the four-person scramble were Abe Azan, John Jackson, John Smeltzer and Rod Bankovich in the “A” flight; Rick Pettit, Aric Snyder Jr., Dave Middleton and Brandon Boise in the “B” flight; and Greg Nehring, RJ Lindstrom, Matt Melville and Matt LaCasse in the “C” flight.

“Thank you again to everyone who came out to support the tournament, especially our title sponsors McCarthy Toyota and W-K Chevrolet,” Jarrett said. “I think everyone had a great time out on the links and we’re looking forward to bringing this tournament back next year, bigger and better than ever.”

Proceeds from the event will go to Club operations.

Winning teams and players

Closest to the pin, Hole 7 – Alan Quattlebaum

Closest to the pin, Hole 15 – Gena Swearingen

Longest drive, Hole 9 – Stafford Swearingen

A Flight:

Ave Azan, John Jackson, John Smeltzer and Rod Bankovich – 52

Chris Blanchard, Andy Fowler, Matt Boeschen and Charles Tippie – 57

Stafford Swearingen, Gena Swearingen, Janis Clemens and Ben Lyles – 58

Scott Hewett, Joe Jennewein, Keith Hayden and Brandon Hurt – 59

Jill Lankford, Dan Gavin, Lynn Melin and Ted Melin – 59

Darren Pannier, Steve Scheiner, Alan Quattlebaum and Dan Page – 60

Reece Weatherby, Roy Weatherby, Dusty Dulaban and Blake Dulaban – 63

Kyle Weymuth, Chris Squires, Kim Anderson and Ken Weymuth – 63

B Flight:

Rick Pettit, Aric Snyder Jr., Dave Middleton and Brandon Boise – 64

Sam Ditzfeld, Nick Moon, Greg Allain and Jeff Davis – 64

Barry Henderson, John Rooks, Paul Hagen and Kitty Sandberg – 65

Tom Munson, Steve Gemes, Bob Brown and Greg Hopper – 65

Mike Trammell, Brian Scott, Mark Dempsey and Tom Ankenman – 65

Ethan Henson, John Furrey, Jim Stuck and Meghan Stuck – 66

Garnetta Sullivan, Bob Sullivan, Greg Moellman and Rufus Harmon – 66

Sharon Lowman, Ron Carter, Mike Larson and Sandy Larson – 68

C Flight:

Greg Nehring, RJ Lindstrom, Matt Melville and Matt LaCasse – 70

Stoney Hays and Nate Ahern – 70

Pam Lindstrom, Sue Melville, Susanna Joy and Lynda Alcorn – 70

Shane Edwards, Joe Beykirch, Jeremiah Baruxen and Chris Henry – 73

Trish Henson, Chris Toalson, Stephanie Scheid and Mark Register – 73

John Dunham, Mike Spatz, Randy Johnson and Bob Kempf – 76

Brett Martin, Doug Sokolowski, Kaleb Filis and Nate Morenz – 79