Golf scramble collects $750 for uniforms
Many local golfers took to the course early Saturday morning to help raise money for girls' track uniforms in the district.
After all 16 people had finished their nine holes at the Baldwin City Municipal Golf Course, approximately $750 was raised toward new uniforms.
"It was about an average turn out, because it was about what we usually have," said Joe Gresnick, Baldwin Junior High School assistant principal. "I thought we were going to have more people this year, because I had quite a few phone calls about it."
Despite the smaller turnout, Gresnick was still happy about how much money was raised for uniforms.
"The money we raised was also about average," Gresnick said. "I am pleased that we raised that much money. I want to thank everybody that helped or contributed to the event this year.
The two-man golf scramble had eight pairs playing in two divisions, the open and mixed divisions.
The duo that won the open division was Baldwin High School graduates Scott and Kent Lauridsen. Scott had a fun time playing in the fundraiser with his brother.
"It was a lot of fun and it was a well-run tournament for a good cause," S. Lauridsen said.
The pair of Ted Zuzzio and Harold Dickey placed second in the open division, while Gilbert Osburn and Eric Toot came in third.
In the mixed division, James and Arlyis Neal took home the first-place prize. The team of Bob Rohe and Karla Wiscombe placed second and Marvin and Norma Jardon took third place.
During the round of golf, there were prizes given out for longest drive and closest to the pin on two holes.
S. Lauridsen won the longest drive competition on hole No. 7. Zuzzio won the closest to the pin on No. 2 and Wiscombe won it on hole No. 5.
Despite all of the prizes and awards, the main purpose of the tournament was to raise money for uniforms.
"It was nice to get out there on a Saturday morning and hit the ball around," S. Lauridsen said. "It was mostly for fun. It's not all that serious of a tournament. It's just to raise some money and have a good time."