Local charities to receive over 35K from golf tournament

Filed under DAYTONA BEACH, LEAD STORIES, NEWS

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS
DAYTONA TIMES

Mayor Derrick Henry is pictured with the winners of the Mayor’s 35th Annual Pro-Am/Golf Tournament Friday. (COURTESY OF CITY OF DAYTONA BEACH)

Mayor Derrick Henry is pictured with the winners of the Mayor’s 35th Annual Pro-Am/Golf Tournament Friday.
(COURTESY OF CITY OF DAYTONA BEACH)

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.”

Emory Counts makes his way to the golf grounds before teeing off for the Mayor’s Annual charity golf tournament.(DUANE C. FERNANDEZ, SR./ HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

Emory Counts makes his way to the golf grounds before teeing off for the Mayor’s Annual charity golf tournament.
(DUANE C. FERNANDEZ, SR./
HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

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.

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