Local charities to receive over 35K from golf tournament

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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