Wayne County Students to Benefit From Annual Fundraiser
On April 20, local golfers participated in Columbia State’s Fifth Annual Clifton Campus Scholarship Golf Classic at the Ross Creek Landing Golf Course in Clifton. The annual event raised approximately $10,000 to support the Columbia State Clifton Campus Scholarship Fund, providing educational opportunities to deserving students.
Nearly 100 Golfers competed for cash and prizes valued at more than $3,500 and a chance at a hole-in-one prize – $10,000 sponsored by the Columbia State Clifton Campus. Golfers also competed in a Pink Lady contest. The Pink Lady contest was a game within the scramble with teams competing for a combination prize of cash and gift certificates from O’Charley’s restaurant.
“I want to thank our sponsors and golfers who participated in our annual golf classic,” said Stephen Milligan, director of Columbia State’s Clifton Campus. “Each year, several very deserving students from Clifton and the surrounding areas benefit from the money raised at the classic.”
First place winner in the championship flight was Wayne County Rock. Its members (pictured from left to right) were Michael Edwards, Dan Cole, J.D. Byrd, and Kenneth Templeton. Second place went to the Timco, Inc. team – Rodney Brown, Rob Long, Ben Reed and Pete Reed. Wayne County Bank placed third – Jerald Henderson, Chris Lynch, Franklin Cole and Joe Knickerbocker.
First place winner of the first flight was the Burger King team of Willie Jones, Ray Turner, Steve Bernard and Con Vrailas. The Farm Bureau - Waynesboro team of Billy Thomas, Mike Delk, Derrick Stinson and Adam Muston came in second place. South Central Correctional Facility finished in third place – Clarence Potts, Grady Perry, Joe Patterson and J.P. Bryant.
The students directly benefitting from the fundraiser served as hosts at the Golf Classic. They were Heather Haddock, Kayla Sanderson, Megan Gooslin, Jessica Whitehead, Amber Massa, Cassie Brewer, Steven Staggs and April Green.