WARRENTON - Golfers from throughout the Central Savannah River Area gathered at The Club at White Rock, a local golf course, last Saturday for the First Annual Warren County High School Boosters Club to raise money for various athletic programs at the school.
"It was a huge success," said Bunny Hunter, who along with her husband, Craig, helped to organize the event. "We hope that we can start doing this every year to raise money for different things at the school."
A putting contest, sponsored By Warrenton Mayor Tony Mimbs and ACME/Milner Business Technologies of Augusta, saw Russell Farmer, of Thomson, crowned the champion.
Finishing runner-up in the putting contest was Randy Tucker, of Augusta, while Jose Granados captured third place.
The 18-hole gross golf tournament, meanwhile, was won By the team of Tommy Wangness, Jose Granados, Stewart Young and Aaron Cobb. The winning team shot an overall score of 51 and was sponsored By C & C Tire Services in Thomson.
The team finishing second place in gross competition consisted of Don Wren, Joey Kaney, Randy Johnson and Allen Foreman. The runner-up team, who shot a team score of 53, was sponsored By Habersham Bank of Warrenton.
Of the teams competing in gross play, one of them had just three players, but still managed to post an overall score of 66. That particular team consisted of Mayor Mimbs, David Newton and Marty Pinion.
The team winning the best net score of 45, meanwhile, consisted of Lindy Tudor, Russell Farmer, Todd Roswick and Sammy Sparkman.
Finishing second place in net scoring with a 48 score was the team of Craig Hunter, Charles Raley, Alan Moon and Mark Ackerman. The team was sponsored By Booger Farms of Warrenton.
Various prizes were awarded to everyone who participated in the golf tournament, Mrs. Hunter said. A complimentary lunch, consisting of grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, as well as cold drinks, also was served to the participants, as well as a host of students from Warren County High School who viewed much of the day-long tourney.
"I can't say enough about what all our sponsors did to make this tournament as successful as it was," Mrs. Hunter said. "I really can't thank them enough. Several of them provided a lot of really nice prizes."
The sponsors included: Augusta Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Thomson Motor Centre Mike and Heather Brown of Chick-Fil-A, Tracy Tata, McFabulous, Alan Johnson Timber & Land, Robin's Nest, Bumper-To-Bumper Auto Parts, Lin's Wok, Bartram Trail Golf Club, 1810 Inn, Three Oaks Golf Club, Belle Meade Country Club, Warrenton Antiques, Farmers' Furniture, Badcock Home Furniture & More, Tractor Supply Co., Culpepper Lumber Co., McDuffie Feed & Seed Co., Camak Carpet & Vinyl Co., George Holliman, Fred's Discount, Bonadventure Golf, Wheeler True Value Hardware, Craig Hunter, James Anderson Golf Shop, Margaret Smith, Smith Farm Supply, Peacock Hill, Wayne Calhoun, Dairy Queen, Tim's Tire Center, Rogers' Trading Post, Burger King, American Sportsman, U.S. Golf, Sportman's Link, Forest Hills Golf Club, Mouse's House of Pizza, Ivery's Restaurant, Georgia Farm Bureau, Chris Deitzel, Millie's Flowers & Gifts, Julia's, Garden Gazebo, Richard's Flowers & Gifts, Norris Bar-B-Q, Gray's Service Station, 750 Fresh Fish Market, Lusane's Fast Food, The Store, Queensborough National Bank & Trust, Wal-Mart, Lee Ann Gurley, Newcomb Springs Corp., Mr. and Mrs. Albert Massey, Donald Smith, Lane Creek Golf Club, Joey Kaney, Betty Coxwell, Donna Newsome, HD Supply Waterworks, Dudley Nurseries, Miss Jane's Restaurant, Jiffy Lube of Augusta, Jimmy & Dena's Paint and Body Shop, Palmer Equipment Co. and Dr. Gary Williamson.
Also, Fulghum-Carr Drug Store, Norm Schaffer/Smith Barney, Gurley's IGA, Bill Jackson, Ricketson Insurance, The Rug & Remnant Shop, Steve Mullen, Jimmy Plunkett, William Wheeler, Dallas and Medlin Law Firm, Paul M. Lowe Monument Co., Thomson Metal Inc., Thomson Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Billy Wilhoit, Sonic Drive-In, D & K Wingz, Kendrick's Bar-B-Q, Marian and Wirt Wilhoit, McCorkle Nurseries, The Warrenton Clipper, Debra Raley, Sun Trust Bank, H.M. Smith Ford, Wilhoit Gas Co., Civil Design Solutions, Baird & Company, C & C Tire Service Inc., Moye Pharmacy, Recycling Solutions, TRW, Tony Mimbs and Habersham Bank.
The golfers participating in the tournament included: Keith Newsome, Allen Laud, Jerry Hutchinson, Tony Newsome, Tommy Wangness, Jose Granados, Stewart Young, Aaron Cobb, Lavern McCullough, Joe Logan, Bob Engels, Richie Brunner, BobBy Thigpen, J.J. Gunn, Buck Reese, BobBy Goldman, Chris Elliott, Matt Fulmer, BobBy Pollard, Jeff Ferguson, Don Wren, Randy Johnson, Allen Foreman, Joey Kaney, Randy Tucker, Todd Stewart, Ben Hinton, Glenn Stewart, Jamie Wheeler, Tre Wheeler, Ricky Holt, Dustin Everett, Ben Barmore, Lee Hammond, Butch Whiddon, Timmy Johnson, Chris Rogers, Rob Blevins, Stewart Williams, Jason Jimerson, Beau Thigpen, Darrell Boutwell, Lewis Thigpen, Matthew Thigpen, Tony Mimbs, David Newton, Marty Pinion, Gary Traylor, Gary Novak, Mark Oeffner, Mike Simmons, Dr. Mark Williamson, Dr. Ed Johnson, Dr. Evan Barr, Dr. Henry Oliver, Bob Dye, Woody Davis, Lawton Harbeson, Clint Waller, Craig Hunter, Charles Raley, Alan Moon, Mark Ackerman, Chris Kelly, Jay Dixon, Victor Usry, Larry Swanson, Kenneth Daniel, Otis Jenkins, Antonio Hill, BobBy Knox, Lindy Tudor, Russell Farmer, Todd Roswick, Sammy Sparkman, Scott Hawkins, Billy Newsome, Billy Ard and Tyler Johnson.