Winners of Golf Tournament Announced
The winning team of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home claimed the traveling crystal cup for the first time ever during Dyersburg State Community College’s (DSCC) annual E.H. Lannom, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament Aug. 25 at the Farms Golf Club in Dyersburg.
Twenty-three teams participated in the annual event led by co-directors Tommy Allmon and Patrick Williams. DSCC President Karen Bowyer served as the presidential putter throughout the day on the 18th green.
Tournament winners were recognized in two flights of play along with winners of special contests including a closest to the pin contest, sponsored by Emma Mays-Reynolds, a putting contest, sponsored by Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church, Inc.-Bishop J. Denard Williams, and a longest drive contest. A $1 million hole-in-one contest was sponsored for the third year in a row by The Farms Golf Club. Back by popular demand this year was the “Eagle Swing” in which golfers purchased a chance for a member of DSCC’s baseball or softball team to take the first swing with a bat from the No. 14 hole.
Bill Reno won a free round of golf from The Farms Golf Club when he made the longest drive of the day while Brandon Bernier and Colby Brewer were the closest-to-the-pin contest winners, making them both eligible to play for the $1 million hole-in-one contest. Although both made respectable drives, they each came up short in the end. In addition to this contest, the top golfer closest to the pin on hole No. 9 was Brandon Bernier, pocketing a $100 cash prize. Closest-to-the-pin winners on hole No. 9 and No. 10 were John Allen Noblin and Nick West, both of whom received a free round of golf sponsored by The Farms Golf Club.
The team of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home, the overall winner of the first flight, included team members Dylan Parker, James Tivey, Patrick Williams and Steve Williams. The Frazier Roofing Company team including Barry Frazier, Richie Gammons, Ruben Garza and Matt Ozment, placed second while the City of Newbern team consisting of Steven Pennington, Jason Roberts, Justin Wright and Zach Walden, placed third.
The Lowe’s team consisting of Burt Chandler, Joe Ing, Jr., William Ing and David Turner, took first place honors in the second flight of play. The Simmons Bank team including Randy Brooks, Don Crews, Joe Emery and Danny Watson, took second place, while the Greenfield Products team consisting of Henry Jarboe, Tom Wagner, Bobby West and Nick West, placed third.
Sponsors for the golf tournament included platinum sponsor Dot Foods, Inc., gold sponsor Sonic Drive-In of Dyersburg, and silver sponsor Forcum Lannom Contractors, LLC.
Along with numerous door prizes donated by local businesses, a gas grill and accessories, donated by Lowe’s of Dyersburg, was won by Tony Berardi. Door prizes were donated from AMC Theatres, Applebee’s of Dyersburg and Union City, Cheddar’s of Jackson, Chick-Fil-A, Coyote Blues, Cracker Barrel, Dr. Kelly Walker, the DSCC baseball and cheer teams, First South Financial Credit Union, Frames Etc., Grecian Steakhouse, The Highlands of Dyersburg Health and Rehab, Jackson Generals, Lady Luck Casino, Lowe’s, Lupo’s, Modern Woodmen of America – Joe Wood, Outback Steakhouse of Jackson, Pizza Hut, Sez Sew, Shirt Shack, Simmons Bank, Sonic Drive-In of Dyersburg, Subway and Wal-Mart of Dyersburg.
Student-athletes from DSCC’s basketball, softball, baseball and cheer teams were on hand throughout the day to assist tournament participants as needed.
DSCC’s annual golf tournament is named in memory of Ed Lannom, Jr., a longtime supporter of the College. All proceeds from the event benefit student-athletes with scholarships and support for athletic programs. For more information about DSCC Athletics, please contact Alan Barnett, athletic director, at 731-286-3259.
The overall winning team of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home took home the coveted College Crystal Cup during DSCC’s 2017 E.H. Lannom, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament Aug. 25. Winners posing with DSCC President Karen Bowyer were (from left) Steve Williams, Patrick Williams, Bowyer, Dylan Parker and James Tivey.