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JDCC hosts classic

A beautiful sunny day greeted fifty-four golfers as they hit the links at the Country Club of Brewton Thursday to participate in the 15th annual Jefferson Davis Community College Foundation’s Murder Creek Classic Golf Tournament.

The David’s Catfish team of Jason Booth, John Brantley, Zach Chambers and Stephen Van Pelt captured first place in the first flight.  The Trustmark team of John Barnett, Tripp Owens, Andrew Clark and Jack Slocum placed second with the AKD/Scott’s Outdoors team of Greg Shafer, Mike Scott, David Jones and Mark Naes taking third place.

Winning the second flight was the Brewton Medical Center/Medical Center Pharmacy/D.W. McMillan Hospital team of Joe Terrell, Mike Burns, George Aust and Paul Salmon.

The Georgia-Pacific team of Marlon Franklin, Steven Smith, Patrick Biglane and Adam Marickovich placed second, while third place went to the United Bank team of Bruce Trammell, R.P. Phillips, Dale Johnson and Bill Scruggs.

After qualifying 12 golfers for closest to the pin on hole No. 17, the shoot-out winners were Joey Turner, first place; David Stokes, second place, and Zach Chambers, third place.

JDCC Foundation President Andrew Clark said the foundation is grateful for the support from the business community to make the event a success.

“Once again the Murder Creek Classic proved to be a premier event in Brewton,” Clark said. “The weather was gorgeous and the cause is something I think everyone can appreciate.

“The MCC serves as the primary fund-raiser for the JDCC Foundation, and we are so grateful for the support the business community has given us over the years,” he said. “WindCreek and Trustmark really stepped up this year along with our gold team and hole sponsors to make the event really something special for the foundation.

“I hope everyone will see who sponsored and participated in the MCC and understand how pivotal it is for charitable organizations to have quality support from the community,” he said. “We are so fortunate to live and work in a place like Escambia County and we hope everyone understands how grateful we are for their participation.”

Sponsors of the event included Platinum sponsors Trustmark (Shoot-out sponsor), and Wind Creek Casino & Hotel (Shirt sponsor); Gold sponsors First National Bank and Trust, Georgia-Pacific, Goodway Refining and D.W. McMillan Hospital/Brewton Medical Center/Medical Center Pharmacy.  Jim Peach Motors was the hole-in-one sponsor. Hole sponsors included David Bowens Sporting Goods, Sherrer Lawn Care, Southern Pine and Thompson, Garrett, & Hines LLP.

Other teams and golfers were: All Over Janitorial, Mike Boozer, Levis Peters, Brad Johnston and Ben Fetner; Carr, Riggs & Ingram, John Boohaker, Larry Waldrep, Matt Sasser and Bob McMillan; Coley Air Conditioning, Judd Coley, Shane Hadley, Chet Stanley and Lee Hall; Escambia County Bank, Caleb Thompson, Robert Barrow, Joe Brown and Kevin Barrow; First National Bank & Trust, Zach Chambers, John Brantley, Jason Booth and Stephen Van Pelt; Goodway Refining, Tom McMillan, Jane McMillan, Tom McMillan III and Gary Kuperton; Southern Pine, Jake Salter, Zack Carter, Danny Taylor and Scott Fuller; T.R. Miller Mill, Mike Minchew, Jim McCracken, Ken Greco and Danny White; and Wind Creek Casino and Hotel, Dino Rolin, Rabbit, David Broach and Chuck Perelli.

A raffle prize of a lighted Yeti Cooler was donated by Weaver’s. The tournament was a four-person scramble format with the teams assigned to flights according to their handicap.