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Young Harris College Announces Clay Dotson Open Golf Tournament Champions

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310,

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 held on Friday, May 18, at Brasstown Valley Resort. Approximately 140 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, closest to the pin and closest putt. 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, Jim O’Brian, Lee Gresham

Flight 2 Winner: Dale Anderson, Doug Thrasher, Erik Brinke, Brian Mashburn

Flight 1 Second Place: Mike Kelley, Mark Cabe, Jack Kelley, Chris Kelley

Flight 2 Second Place: Dale Stanley, John Davis, Morgan Arp, Drew Phillips

Flight 1 Third Place: Randy Dunn, Justin Ash, Tom Beatty

Flight 2 Third Place: Rob Turner, Lawrence McNabb, Brian Mundy, Lyle Carringer

Closest to the Pin: Freddie Henson

Longest Drive: Tom Beatty

Afternoon Flight:

Flight 1 Winner: Dana Dow, Clay Huckaby, Ben Hackaby, Carter Huckaby

Flight 2 Winner: Mike Caversizi, Mike Patton, Jeff Payne, Stacey Poteete

Flight 1 Second Place: Michael Kimsey, Larry Kimsey, Jerome Burch, Jimmy Stewart

Flight 2 Second Place: Steve Towe, Bart Boyd, Zeke Farriba, Britt McAfee

Flight 1 Third Place: Brandon Stooksberry, Bill Bland, Reid Dyer, Wes Grant

Flight 2 Third Place: Joe Winters, Eric Bram, Chet Roach

Closest to the Pin: James Bates

Longest Drive: Mike Patton

Putting Contest Winners: Tim Holcomb and Jack Kelley

Alumni Challenge Winners: Steve Towe, Bart Boyd, Zeke Farriba, Britt McAfee

The students, faculty, staff and administration of Young Harris College extend thanks to the generous sponsors of the 2012 Clay Dotson Open:

  • A & A Auto Rental of Blairsville
  • Advanced Disposal Services
  • ArtBytes, Inc.
  • Atlantic Capital Bank
  • Batchelor & Kimball, Inc.
  • Blue Moon Printing
  • Blue Ridge Mountain EMC
  • Brailsford & Dunlavey
  • Brasstown Valley Resort
  • Bruce L. Ferguson, PC
  • Cable Television Association of GA
  • Cadence Bank
  • Carl Patterson Carpet Tile & Wood
  • Chestatee Golf Club
  • Choate Construction Company
  • Cisco Systems
  • Citizens South Bank
  • CMA Agency, INC
  • Cornerstone Management, Inc.
  • Cox & Son Roofing, Inc
  • Custom Home Painting
  • Duplicating Products, Inc
  • Fieldstone Resort
  • Follett Higher Education Group
  • Thomas F. Forkner Sr., ’37
  • Georgia Florida United Methodist Federal Credit Union
  • Hardin Construction
  • Heritage Propane
  • Hope-Beckham, Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Huckaby, ’62
  • Jacky Jones Chevrolet
  • Lord, Aeck & Sargent Architecture
  • Richard McGinnis
  • Men on the Move
  • Metcalf Davis
  • Kurt Momand '77 and Heather Momand '08
  • Montag & Caldwell, Inc.
  • Myers McRae
  • Nantahala Bank & Trust
  • Northeast Georgia Living Magazine
  • Padgett Group
  • Parker Petroleum
  • PNC Bank
  • Prime, Buchholz & Associates
  • William F. “Bill” Roberts '52
  • Royal Cleaners
  • Sodexo
  • Southeast Water Productions
  • The Lambert Co.
  • Tordust, LLC.
  • Towns County Lions Club
  • Tri-State Utility Products, Inc.
  • Union County Sheriff's Office (Sheriff Scott Stephens)
  • United Community Bank

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. Long known for nurturing students during the first two years of college, Young Harris College received accreditation in 2008 to grant bachelor’s degrees. The College currently has approximately 900 students across four divisions—Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 148-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. For more information, visit