More than a golf tournament

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Event named for Huger raises thousands for area students

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS
DAYTONA TIMES

Harold Lucas, Dwayne Murray, and Philipp Urasch watch as Pastor Melvin Dawson putts his golf ball at the Jimmy Huger Scholarship Golf Tournament.

Harold Lucas, Dwayne Murray, and Philipp Urasch watch as Pastor Melvin Dawson putts his golf ball at the Jimmy Huger Scholarship Golf Tournament.

Over $12,000 was raised on Saturday at the third annual Jimmy Huger Scholarship Golf Tournament. The funds will go to area high school seniors in Volusia and Flagler counties.

The event, in honor of the well-known 99-year-old community and civil rights leader, was held at the Daytona Beach Golf Club.

Paul Wetzel, Bob Jagger, Michael Stallworth and Tom Miller were the winning foursome and Wright Smith won both the longest drive and longest putt-hitting contests.

“Even though it rained the day before, it dried out in time for everyone to come out and have a good time,” John Leland Huger Sr., facilitator of the event, told the Daytona Times. “We had a field of over 80 golfers to participate – from north and south Florida.”

140424_dt_front03bScholarship deadline extended
Although the deadline for the scholarship has technically passed, Huger says that seniors that get their application to him by April 26 can still be considered.

“The scholarship selection process has began, however applications received to me by Saturday can still be submitted.”

Seniors at all Flagler and Volusia County schools can find the guidelines for the scholarship in their guidance counselor’s or respective office at the school.

For more information on the scholarship, call 386-566-8393.

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