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Young Harris College Announces Clay Dotson Open Golf Tournament Champions

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Media Contact: LeAnn Waldroup
(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 recently held on May 20 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: Roger Miller, Debra Patterson, Wade Patterson, Stan Woodard

Flight 2 Winner: Adam Cohen, Jimmy Filler, Richard Oates

Flight 1 Second Place: Cary Cox, Daniel Davenport, Larry Garrett, Lamar Paris

Flight 2 Second Place: Brett Butler, Paul Butler, Kurt Momand, Mark Stancil

Flight 1 Third Place: Gene Clopton, Clay Dotson, Drew Dotson, Tony Wade

Flight 2 Third Place: Jim Basin, Kevin Floyd, Clint Hobbs, Matthew Mashburn

Closest to the Pin: Chris Robbins

Longest Drive: Clayton Knox

Afternoon Flight:

Flight 1 Winner: Doug Adams, Robert Dumas, Joe Jordan, Ricky Tanner

Flight 2 Winner: Mark Dehler, Reid Dyer, Paul Gribble, Marvin McArthur

Flight 1 Second Place: Michael Caverzasi, John Gehrlich, Ben Kirby, Bryan Rey

Flight 2 Second Place: Andy Burks, Ryan Burks, Rick Davenport, Matthew Mashburn

Flight 1 Third Place: Larry Garrett, Mike Kelley, Brett Owenby, Mike Patton

Flight 2 Third Place: Drew Dotson, Michael Kimsey, Larry Owens, Gregg Rogers

Closest to the Pin: Todd Buchanan

Longest Drive: Brett Owenby

Alumni Challenge Winners: Andy Burks, Ryan Burks, Rick Davenport, Matthew Mashburn

The students, faculty, staff and administration of Young Harris College extend thanks to the generous sponsors of the 2013 Clay Dotson Open:

  • Batchelor & Kimball, Inc.
  • Blue Moon Printing
  • Blue Ridge Mountain EMC
  • Brailsford & Dunlavey
  • Brasstown Valley Resort
  • Bruce L. Ferguson, PC
  • Carl Patterson Carpet Tile & Wood
  • The Honorable Buddy Carter, ’77
  • Chestatee Golf Club
  • Choate Construction Company
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • CMA Agency, Inc.
  • Cornerstone Management, Inc.
  • Cox & Son Roofing, Inc.
  • Custom Home Painting
  • Demand Engine, Inc.
  • Duplicating Products, Inc.
  • Fieldstone Resort 
  • Follett Higher Education Group
  • Georgia Florida United Methodist Federal Credit Union
  • Georgia Power
  • GeoWerks Engineering
  • Grizzle Grading & Excavating, Inc.
  • Hampton Well Drilling
  • Hardin Construction
  • Don A. Harp, Jr., ’61
  • 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 
  • Northeast Georgia Living Magazine
  • Padgett Group
  • Parker Petroleum
  • Park Sterling Bank
  • Prime, Buchholz & Associates
  • William F. “Bill” Roberts, ’52
  • SafeBuilt, Inc.
  • Skyline Advanced Technology Services
  • Sodexo
  • Southeast Water Productions
  • Steel, LLC
  • Stephanie W. McConnell, PC
  • The Lambert Co.
  • Tordust, LLC
  • Towns County Lions Club
  • Tri-State Utility Products, Inc.
  • United Community Bank
  • VMDO Architects, PC

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 1,000 students across five divisions—Education, 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 248-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2012-2013 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit