YHC Announces Clay Dotson Open Golf Tournament Champions

Friday, May 20, 2011

Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310, 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 held on Monday, May 16, at Brasstown Valley Resort. Approximately 150 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: Buck Lane, Gene Washington, Adam Cohen, Scott Lane

Flight 2 Winner: Michael Woody, Brian Mashburn, Erik Brinke, Dale Anderson

Flight 1 Second Place: Tony Wade, Scott Nelson, Gene Clopton, Andrew Bateman

Flight 2 Second Place: Mark Stringer, Brandon Baker, Donnie Kendall, Don Kendall

Flight 1 Third Place: Ron Christopher, Scott Christopher, Carl Williams, Wade Benson

Flight 2 Third Place: Greg Delaney, Joe Greco, Marvin McArther, John Hann

Closest to the Pin: Vaughn Green

Longest Drive: Adam Cohen

Afternoon Flight:

Flight 1 Winner: Jim Stewart, Arron George, Tim Holcomb

Flight 2 Winner: Larry Kimsey, Jimmy Stewart, Jerome Burch, Michael Kimsey

Flight 1 Second Place: Chris Robbins, Jimmy Nichols, Danny Hemphill, Greg Young

Flight 2 Second Place: Jim Davis, Levi Nunnally, Jay Brown, Rick Robinson

Flight 1 Third Place: Jeffery Gay, Mark Williams, Zach Williams, Jeff Gay

Flight 2 Third Place: Scott Rich, Matthew Mashburn, Rick Davenport, Reid Dyer

Closest to the Pin: Bob Rogers

Longest Drive: Danny Hemphill

Putting Contest Winner: Will Smith

Alumni Challenge Winners: Larry Kimsey, Jimmy Stewart, Jerome Burch, Michael Kimsey

The students, faculty, staff and administration of Young Harris College extend thanks to the generous sponsors of the 2011 Clay Dotson Open:

A&A Auto Rental of Blairsville
Advanced Disposal Services
ArtBytes, Inc.
Atlantic Capital Bank
Bank of Hiawassee, Blairsville, and Blue Ridge
Benefit Support, Inc./CMA Agency
Blue Moon Printing
Blue Ridge Mountain EMC
Brailsford & Dunlavey
Brasstown Valley Resort
Bruce L. Ferguson, PC
Carl Patterson Carpet Tile & Wood
Chestatee Golf Club
Cisco Systems
Choate Construction Company
Cornerstone Management, Inc.
Cox & Son Roofing, Inc.
Custom Home Painting
Duplicating Products, Inc.
Follett Higher Education Group
Georgia Florida United Methodist FCU
Hardin Construction
Heritage Propane
Hope-Beckham, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Huckaby
Jacky Jones Ford
KOR Systems
Men on the Move
Ministries of Grace
Kurt Momand ’77 and Heather Momand ’08
Lord, Aeck & Sargent
Metcalf Davis
Montag & Caldwell, Inc.
Myers McRae
Northeast Georgia Living Magazine
Padgett Group
Parker Petroleum
Patton Excavating
Prime, Buchholz & Associates
Raymond James
RBC Bank
Rock Sports Academy
Royal Cleaners
Southeast Water Production
State Street Global Advisors
The Lambert Co.
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
2011 marks the 125th anniversary for Young Harris College, 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 800 students across four divisions—Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Science—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, and a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.