YHC Announces Clay Dotson Open Golf Tournament Champions

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5237, kndean@yhc.edu

Young Harris College Announces Clay Dotson Open Golf Tournament Champions

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The annual Clay Dotson Open golf tournament to benefit student scholarships at Young Harris College was recently held on May 19 at Brasstown Valley Resort. Approximately 160 players enjoyed morning and afternoon flights followed by an awards ceremony.

Prize categories included overall winners for each flight as well as second and third place for each flight, longest drive and closest to the pin. The tournament also featured an Alumni Team Challenge in which a prize was awarded to the team of four YHC alumni with the lowest score.

Prizes for the tournament were awarded as follows:
Morning Flight:
Flight 1 Winner: Adam Cohen, David Cochran, Richard Oats
Flight 2 Winner: Patrick Lovelace, Clint Hobbs, Kevin Floyd, Jim Bason
Flight 1 Second Place: Bo Wright, Dr. Clay Dotson, Sam Wilson, Gene Clopton
Flight 2 Second Place: Brian Mashburn, Randy Curtis, Dale Anderson, Colton Payne
Flight 1 Third Place: Roger Miller, Mike Kelley, Conner Kelley, Jack Kelley
Flight 2 Third Place: Jim Stewart, Larry DesPres, Tim Holcomb, Greg Norton
Closest to the Pin: Matt Henson
Longest Drive: Joe Winters
Afternoon Flight:
Flight 1 Winner: Greg Jensen, Jason Hanson, Steve Conrad, Kevin Macey
Flight 2 Winner: Bobby Rogers, Ethan Rogers, Angus Guberman, Bobby Burch
Flight 1 Second Place: Eric Bram, Joe Winters, Chet Roach
Flight 2 Second Place: Mike Patton, Brett Owenby, Cooper Patton, Phillip Stubblefield         
Flight 1 Third Place: Andy Burks, Scott Rich, Rick Davenport, Matthew Mashburn
Flight 2 Third Place: Andrew Harris, Chris Bontrager, Bob Catalfano
Closest to the Pin: Bob Burch
Longest Drive: Philip Stubblefield
Alumni Challenge Winners: Scott Rich, Andy Burks, Rick Davenport, Matthew Mashburn
The students, faculty, staff and administration of Young Harris College extend thanks to the generous sponsors of the 2014 Clay Dotson Open:
A & A Auto Rental of Blairsville
Advanced Disposal Services
Allied Communications
AmeriGas Propane
Andrew, Hammock & Powell, PC
ArtBytes, Inc.
Atlantic Capital Bank
Batchelor & Kimball, Inc.
Blue Moon Printing
Blue Ridge Mountain EMC
Brailsford & Dunlavey
Brasstown Valley Resort
Bruce L. Ferguson, PC
Choate Construction Company
CMA Agency, Inc.
Cornerstone Management, Inc.
Cox & Son Roofing, Inc.
Custom Home Painting
DemandEngine, Inc., Atlanta
DPR Hardin Construction
Duplicating Products, Inc.
Fieldstone Resort
Thomas Forkner, ’37
Georgia Power
GeoWerks Engineering
Gooch Trucking Company, Inc.
Grizzle Grading & Excavating, Inc.
Hampton Well Drilling
Paul Beckham, ’63, Don A. Harp, Jr., ’61, and Jim Johnston, Jr., ’70
Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Huckaby, ’62
Jacky Jones Chevrolet
Lord, Aeck & Sargent Architecture
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Richard McGinnis
Men on the Move
Metcalf Davis
Kurt Momand, '77, and Heather Momand, '08
Montag & Caldwell, Inc.
Myers McRae
Nantahala Bank
Nelson Tractor
Padgett Group
Parker Petroleum
Park Sterling Bank
Pfeiffer Partners Architects, Inc.
Prime, Buchholz & Associates
The Ridges Resort & Marina
William F. “Bill” Roberts, ’52
SAFEBuilt, Inc.
Signs Fast
Skyline Advanced Technology Services
Southeast Water Productions
Stephanie W. McConnell, PC
Tabarco Door & Metal Services, Inc.
Tordust, LLC
Towns County Lions Club
Tri-State Utility Products, Inc.
United Community Bank
United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union
Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc.
YHC Campus Bookstore
Located in Young Harris, Ga., Brasstown Valley Resort is home to a 7,000 yard, championship par-72 links-style golf course that is ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top 10 places to play in the state.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 226-bed residence hall that is expected to earn LEED certification, a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village and a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics, and in 2012, was invited to become the 14th member of the Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2013-2014 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit yhc.edu.

Dr. Clay Dotson presents the Alumni Challenge award to Scott Rich, Andy Burks, Rick Davenport and Matthew Mashburn.