Tourney held to benefit mission
SIKESTON -- On Aug. 20, the Charleston Baptist Association held its Fourth Annual Golf Tournament at the Bootheel Golf Club. This tournament was held to benefit the mission's efforts to West Africans of the 32 Baptist Churches that make up the Charleston Baptist Association. Teams have used funds provided to travel to Senegal, West Africa to do Medical Missions and evangelism. Another team has traveled to work with West Africans in the Bronx and Harlem in New York City.
After the shotgun start at 1 p.m., 10 teams made their way out onto the course to play a best-ball scramble. At the close of the day three teams were awarded prizes and one individual received a trophy for hitting his drive closest to the hole on the fifth hole.
The Miner Baptist Team 1 (Brandon Couch, Greg Klund, Mitch Jackson, and Jim Barnhart) won the tournament with a 16-under score of 56. Three other teams a shot 13 under score of 59. Using the 16th hole as a tie-breaker Food Giant (Steve Malone, Rob Stearnes, Charlie Dye, and Jeff Ellis) was awarded second place. The Charleston/New Bethel Team (Jack Feezor, Bill Branum, Eddie Barnhill, and Mike Garrard) was awarded third.
Elmer Brown made the closest to the hole drive and was awarded a trophy for the shot.