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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:
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
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:
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.