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Golf tournament raises $4,500 for animal shelter

September 26, 2010
  • From left, Howard Rockwell, Chris Bushey, Frank Novinger and Tom Henderson. The foursome took first place in the Puttin' for Paws Golf Tournament that benefited the Humane Society of Washington County.
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The third annual Puttin' for Paws Golf Tournament at Black Rock Golf Course on Aug. 13 drew 82 golfers and raised more than $4,500 for the Humane Society of Washington County.

The event was cohosted by the Humane Society and Greg and Ruth Smith of What a Tan.

The winning foursome was Howard Rockwell, Tom Henderson, Chris Bushey and Frank Novinger. The event was a captain's choice best ball scramble format.

"This was a tremendous turnout for our tournament," said Paul Miller, executive director of the animal shelter. "I want to say thank you to Greg and Ruth Smith for all their help with the tournament and congratulations to the winning foursomes."

Other winning foursomes were: second place, first flight - Dustin Moschetti, Craig Hood, Al Bendell and David Riser; first place, second flight - Steve Bitner, Joni Bitner, Rodger Grimm and Vicki Grimm; and second place, second flight - Ron Smith, Dan Smith, Clark Pennington and Todd Grimes.

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Longest drive was won by Steve Parrott. Closest to the pin went to Chris Bushey.

Black Rock Golf Course Pro Tim Reeves made a special contribution to the tournament by holding a beat the pro contest. The daylong contest resulted in a donation of $282 when Reeves donated his half and the winning golfer donated their winning half back to the shelter.

Greg Smith of What a Tan was also very happy with the tournament.

"I am really pleased with the turnout for this year's tournament," he said. "We had an increase of 14 golfers over last year and I think that is tremendous."

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