Pittsboro, NC – Opportunity was the big winner as golfers wrapped up the third Central Carolina Community College Foundation Chatham Golf Classic May 11 at Chapel Ridge.
A total of 18 teams played in the Classic, combining fun with the serious goal of raising funds to assist CCCC students who need financial help to stay in college. The proceeds will be used primarily for scholarships. Over $15,000 was raised.
“I think the tournament was a huge success,” said Jonathan Hockaday, CCCC Golf Classic coordinator. “The support from the Chatham County community and businesses is what helped make this tournament what it was. We are looking forward to having this event for years to come.”
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization affiliated with, but independent of, the college. It receives donations of money and equipment on behalf of CCCC and uses them to promote the educational mission of the college and assist students through scholarships and grants.
Since 1989, the Foundation has hosted an annual Golf Classic in Lee County, raising funds for scholarships and other financial assistance for the college’s students.
In 2016, for the third year, the Foundation has hosted two additional Golf Classics: the one in Chatham County, and one in Harnett County.
The Chatham County Golf Classic was a Four-Person Captain’s Choice Flighted competition. The winners, team scores, and sponsors were:
First Place: 53 — Bobby Powell, David Wicker, Jack Radley, Andy Phillips.
Second Place: 56 — Reid Stevens, Jim Stephens, Rex Wilobee, Jeff Harris.
Third Place: 60 — Joe Trageser, Paul Trageser, Anthony Kremer, Chuck Hughes.
First Place: 63 — Lee Shanklin, Bob Harris, Steve Womble, Jimmy Stubbs.
Second Place: 64 — Lyle Donaldson, Blaine Sturdivant, Stephen Oakes, Kiler Hamilton.
Third Place: 67 — Barber Holmes, Gene Caughman, Mark Hall, Ken Mayhew.
Closest to the pin winners were Anthony Kremer and Bobby Powell. Longest Drive winner was Trent Rhyne.
Members of the Golf Committee were George Lucier and Barber Holmes, Tournament Co-Chairmen; along with Chris Ehrenfeld, Josh Lee, Joe Trageser, and College President Dr. T.E. Marchant.
Platinum sponsors were Barber Holmes, Holmes Oil Company “Cruizers”, and George and Jane Lucier.
Gold sponsors were APC Insurance; Aqua NC; Atlantic Power Solutions; Basic Machinery; Bold Construction; CE Group; Chatham Park Investors; Donaldson Funeral Home and Cremation; Dr. James Holt; First Bank – Pittsboro; Moody, Williams, Roper & Lee LLP; Newland Communities; Perfection Equipment Company; and Julian and Cynthia Philpott.
Silver sponsors were Barber & Barber, PLLC; BB&T – Pittsboro; Bradshaw & Robinson, LLP; Collins & King, CPA’s; James Crawford; Sara Donaldson Insurance Agency, Inc.; Hobbs Architects; Koonce, Wooten & Haywood, LLP; Lee-Moore Capital Company; Robert Logan; McBee Group Insurance Services; The Normann Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLP; Piggly Wiggly; Bill Tyson; Virlie’s Grill; and Dr. N. Rouse Wilson.
Hole-in-one sponsor was Welford Harris, Inc. In-kind gifts were by MHA Works Architecture, Allen & Sons BBQ, and Pepsi.
For information about the Foundation, donating to it, establishing a scholarship, or other fund-raising events, contact Emily Hare, executive director of the CCCC Foundation, 919-718-7230, or . Information is also available at its website, www.cccc.edu/foundation.