The Ozarka College Foundation Board hosted its annual golf tournament at Cooper's Hawk Golf Course Saturday, Sept. 29, in Melbourne. There were 27 teams that competed in this year's event that raised scholarship funds for Ozarka College students.
Winners of the Championship Flight were 1st place: Al Smith, Dylan Smith, Bradley Lamb, Emily Johnson; 2nd place: Scott Daily, Dana Fromdahl, Shane Smith, William Jarrett (sponsored by FNBC); 3rd place: Ben Cooper, Bennie Cooper, Robert Cooper, Sam Cooper (sponsored by Cooper Realty). Winners of the First Flight were 1st place: Ed Swartz, Joyce Swartz, Mike Slavin, Joann Slavin; 2nd place: Terry Smith, Albert Hieser, Al Shaw, Mike Collins; 3rd place: David Heringer, Tommy Tucker, John Vinson, Cecilia Vinson (sponsored by Lyon College). Winners of the Second Flight were 1st place: Marion Thompson, Tim Hodges, John Hodges, Karroll Fowlkes (sponsored by Fulton County Hospital); 2nd place: Phillip Steed, Chance Steed, Chase Steed, Floyd Haley (sponsored by Izard County Farm Bureau); 3rd place: Charles Treat, John Phillips, Ken Phillips, David Harmon (sponsored by Green's Tax Service).
"Each year, the supporters of this golf tournament amaze me with their unwavering support of our Foundation," said Director of Advancement and tournament organizer, Suellen Davidson. "It is because of the generosity of our communities that we are able to continue to award these life-changing scholarships to our students. The tournament was a huge success and I simply cannot thank my donors, supporters, participants, and volunteers enough."
The corporate sponsor for this year's tournament was First National Banking Company. FNBC has provided the corporate sponsorship for this event for the past 6 years and sponsored a putting contest to celebrate their 100 year anniversary. William Jarrett won the $100 cash prize.
Hole sponsors of the tournament included Ash Flat Healthcare and Rehab, Ash Flat Livestock Auction, Ash Flat Pharmacy, B&B Supply, Bank of Cave City, Brandon Ryburn -- State Farm, Campbell's Auto Sales, Canyon Plumbing, Cone Realty, Cooper Realty, Corner Drugstore, Counce Collision, Dan M. Orr -- Attorney at Law, Danny's Auto Body Sales and Towing, David Wyatt -- State Senator, Gray and Mat Dellinger, Downhome Country Kitchen, Dustin Vance, O.D., Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab, Econo-Med Pharmacy, Eddie's Family Funeral Home, Edward Jones Investments -- Stephen Thompson, Farm Bureau -- Paul Higginbottom, First National Bank of Izard County, Freedom Ford, Fulton County Hospital Foundation, G.H. Miller and Sons, Garry Lawrence -- Ozarka College Foundation Board Member, Goings and Associates Self Rental and Mini-Storage, Goings and Associates -- Marc Goings, Hardy Pottery, Highland Family Dentistry -- Dr. Matt Williams, Highland Window and Door, Hughes and Randall Tax and Finance, Izard County Abstract, Judge Kevin King, King-Rhodes Realty, Kissee Law Firm, Lynxwiler Chiropractic Center, Mark Martin Chevrolet, Mark's Pharmacy, Melbourne Sanitation, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative, N-Sta-Smile, Ozarks Medical Center, R&R Ready Mix, Reeve's Propane, Renee Clay-Circle, Skeeter Beene's, Sonic, Monty McCurley -- State Farm, Strawberry River Nursing Consultants, Subway of Melbourne, Tommy Wren -- State Representative, Unimin, Victor Vaughn -- Ozarka College Foundation Board Member, Weatherford Farm Supply, Wiles Cabinet Shop, Wiles Dental Clinic, Wolf Creek Realty, White River Medical Clinic -- North.
Strawberry River Nursing Consultants was the tournament sponsor and Kent Investments served as the event sponsor. Breakfast was sponsored by the Melbourne Pit Stop, lunch was sponsored by Liberty Bank and the golf course was sponsored by First Community Bank. Towel sponsors included InkSpot Graphics and Bancorp South.
Hole Prize sponsors included The Grapevine Home, Sonic, Subway of Ash Flat, The Interior, Melbourne Auto Parts, Sharp Office Supply, and Judge Mark Johnson
For more information about giving opportunities at Ozarka College, please contact Suellen Davidson at 870-368-2059.