BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS
The 35th Annual Mayor’s Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament was held March 21 at the Daytona Beach Golf Club on Wilder Avenue. Participating were 134 golfers, who raised money for Mayor Derrick Henry’s designated charities – the Keech Street Children’s Clinic and the Rose Marie Bryan House in Daytona Beach.
“It was a huge success,” Henry remarked. “We raised over $35,000 to benefit two of our most important and committed charities – both of whom serve our most disenfranchised residents. The participants were thrilled, and it is our most successful tournament to date.”
Keech Street Children’s Clinic provides a full range of pediatric care for patients up to age 18, with reduced fee or patient assistance services. The Rose Marie Bryon Children’s Center is the oldest after-school children’s center in Daytona Beach serving very low-to-moderate income families in a “Christian-based environment for at-risk children… that encourages education and positive self-esteem.”
Winners of the tourney
Using a scramble format, each foursome was paired with a PGA golf professional so the group had the option of using the professional’s ball on each hole.
The winners shooting a score of 52 in the “Shamble” format were tournament chairman Joe Petrock, Victor Loman, Jim Carley and Tim Foley.
The 2014 Daytona Beach Open also was held March 22-23. Nick Lindheim of Satellite Beach captured the professional division with a winning score of 63-68-131. The amateur division was won by Daytona Beach native Tyler Gulliksen of Coronada, Calif. Tyler is a Naval Academy graduate, who is serving in the U.S. Navy.