By GARY STALLARD
The annual Guy Davis Golf Tournament hasn’t just grown bigger by the year. It’s also increasing its overall reach.
On Saturday, a record-setting field of 235 players and 47 teams competed at Crown Colony Country Club in Lufkin, with the five-man scramble format providing plenty of opportunities for great shots and great times.
The overall winner was the team from Brewster consisting of Russell Brewster, Drew Canty, Andrew Haywood, Rusty Harris and Tyler Thompson. First Flight winner was the Nathan Pegram team consisting of Nathan Pegram, Marco Maldonado, Matt Jones, Matt Varner and Michael Haney. The Farmers Insurance team (Ray Allen, Garret Massie, B.J. Clement, Justin Morehead and Cameron Hubbard) battled to take the Second Flight; and the Coburns Supply team of Cade Powell, Jay Walden, Gary Seaman, Wendy Robbins and Jason Murphy earned the Third Flight title.
The tournament, which just wrapped up its 11th year, serves as both a fund raiser for all Angelina College athletics programs and a way for the community to connect with AC staff, coaches and athletes. Roadrunner players from every sport helped work the tournament, with at least one athlete riding along with each team.
The Roadrunner Foundation again hosted the event, and Foundation president Steve Hall noted how the tournament’s reputation has spread far outside Angelina County.
“We have players coming in from out of state, just like we do every year, but this year we saw a lot more businesses from out of town entering teams,” Hall said. “It shows a lot about how much the people of East Texas care about supporting one another.”
Hall credited area sponsors, including presenting sponsor Brookshire Brothers – which has served as presenting sponsor for every tournament – and others. Loving Auto Group stationed a 2018 Toyota Tacoma on a par-three hole as a potential hole-in-one prize, and Ross Motorsports parked a 2018 Honda Pioneer utility vehicle on another hole for yet another ace incentive. Moore Brothers Construction offered a $10,000 prize for another hole-in-one.
On Friday, August 24, Angelina College’s athletics programs will host “Meet the Roadrunner” banquet beginning at 6 p.m. at Shands Gymnasium on the AC campus, where fans will have the opportunity to meet with athletes and coaches.
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