JCJC Alumni Association Golf Tournament raises money for scholarships
April 15, 2014
By Shawn Wansley
JCJC Sports Information Director
LAUREL – Despite being postponed for almost two weeks, the 15th annual Jones County Junior College Alumni Association Golf Tournament was a success.
Thirty-six teams competed in the tournament, which was held Wednesday at Dixie Golf Club. The tournament was originally scheduled for March 28, but was postponed because of rain.
It was wet on Wednesday, but sunny skies made for a pleasant day on the course.
The Educational Furniture and Equipment team consisting of Joey Landrum, J.T. Jernigan and Ben Webb won the championship flight with an 18-under par 54. The Impact/Buckley Newspaper, Inc., team of Zach Buckley, Shane Cook and Scott Davis finished second with a 57. The Citizens National Bank of Meridian team of J.J. Thoms, Chris Nichols and Jason McMurry finished third with a 58.
Winning the first flight was the Foil Wyatt Architects team of Bob Pressly, Buddy Kimble and Ricky Carter with a 70. The 1961 JCJC Football Team of Jimmy Thomas, Dwight Smith and Larry Bean was second with a 71, edging the BancorpSouth team of Jonathan Stricker, Rocky Purvis and Rocky Purvis, Jr., on a scorecard playoffs.
Cook won closest to the pin on No. 4 and Dale Bowen won longest drive on No. 17.
At the conclusion of the tournament, a name was drawn at random for a chance to win a $1 million annuity, courtesy of Magnolia Real Estate of Ellisville, by making a shot from 165 yards away on No. 18.
Former Bobcat baseball player Ryan Caldwell’s name was drawn. Caldwell hit the shot, it went over the pin, landed on the green and then bounced off the back of the green.
Proceeds from the tournament go to fund scholarships in the eight-county JCJC district.
This was the third straight year for Dixie Golf Club to host the event.
School officials praised the work of Dixie Golf club professional Rich Fulkerson and his staff, along with JCJC Special Projects and Golf Tournament Coordinator Petey Barnett and JCJC Alumni Coordinator JoAnna Newcomb for their efforts in making the tournament a success.
The event began with a pancake breakfast for the participants. Ribeye steak sandwiches, shrimp on a stick, fajitas, crawfish pies, eggrolls, jalapeno cheese poppers and sausage dogs and beverages were served throughout the day all over the course.
Numerous door prizes were also awarded after play.
Door Prize Contributors
Bank of Jones County, BancorpSouth, Bosun Joe’s, C&C Drugs, Community Bank, Dixie Golf Club, EDA of Jones County, George’s Sporting Goods, JCJC Alumni Association, JCJC Athletics, JCJC Bookstore, JCJC Marketing, JCJC Student Affairs, Lilly B’s, Magnolia State Bank, McDonald’s, Mississippi Power Company, Mississippi Prison Industries, Needlework’s, Inc., Sawmill Square Mall, Sweet Pepper’s, Ward’s Pharmacy, Western Auto.
Goody Bag Contributors
Aflac, Ainsworth Impressions, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Ellis and Walters Dental Care, Family Dental Care, Herrington Services, LLC, McDonald’s, North Jones Animal Hospital, Sawmill Square Mall, Southern Beverage Company.
JCJC Alumni Association Golf Tournament scores
Here are the scores from the 15th annual Jones County Junior College Alumni Association Golf Tournament, which was played Wednesday at Laurel’s Dixie Golf Club. The top three places in each flight received prizes. *-Denotes won by scorecard playoff. Individual team sponsors listed in parentheses.
Ben Webb/Joey Landrum/J.T. Jernigan (Educational Furniture) – 54
Zach Buckley/Shane Cooke/Scott Davis (Impact/Buckley Newspaper, Inc.) – 57
J.J. Thoms/Chris Nichols/Jason McMurry (Citizens National Bank of Meridian) – 58
David McLaurin/Chad McLaurin/TK Dunn (McLaurin Carpets) –62
Byron Jordan/Darrell Williams/Tony Bowen (First State Bank) – 63
Ken Wilkerson/Bobby Hill/Thomas Shows (Sanderson Farms) – 64
Mark Boykin/Jeff Davis/Greg Parrish (Coca-Cola Bottling) – 64
Herschel Bragg, Jr./Luther Willis/Mike Morgan (McLaurin Carpets) – 64
Paul Moss/John Lewis/Justin Fulmer (Chas N. Clark Associates) – 64
Tony Johnson/David Hagan, Sr./David Hagan, Jr. (Individual team) – 65
Paul Culliver/Mark Roberts/Nick Hillman (The Culliver Group) – 66
Larry Ishee/Ken Boone/Wayne Lowery (Jones County Board of Supervisors) – 66
Dan Ready/Dale Bowen/Ronnie Freeman (individual team) – 67
Les Robinson/Randy Smith/Ralph Howard (Ellisville Auto) – 68
Mark Ishee/Busky Goodwin/Ryan Caldwell (individual team) – 69
Robert Mason/Phillip Moore/Mike Thomas (Thyssenkrupp Elevator Company) – 69
Bob Pressly/Buddy Kimble/Ricky Carter (Foil Wyatt Architects) – 70
Jimmy Thomas/Dwight Smith/Larry Bean (1961 Football Team) – 71*
Jonathan Stricker/Rocky Purvis/Rocky Purvis, Jr. (BancorpSouth) – 71
Katie Herrington/B.A. Riser/David Thornton (individual team) – 72
Daniel Woolwine/Jay Tynes/Clarke Joiner (Woolwine Ford) – 72
Kary Dauro/Bobby Fontaneau/Mike Wolfe (Centerpoint Entergy) – 73
Pat Ray/Ken Gentry/Terry Beckham (Sodexo) – 73
Rex Gilbert/Jamie King/Benny Prestridge (Mississippi Power Company Team 1) – 74
Sandy Holifield/Lewis Holifield/Lee Boyette (EDA of Jones County) – 75
Jeff Barrett/Richard Buckhaults/Craig Sumrall (Chancellor Supply) – 75
Paul Johnson/Randy Swan/Casey Mercier (President’s Team) – 76
Gary Gray/Jeff Beaty/Sam Lee (Mississippi Power Company Team 2) – 77
Wayne Buffington/Martin Shoemake/Mike McNeil (Bay Springs Telephone Company) – 81
David Kitchens/Douglas Castro/Tim Weyenberg (Southern Beverage Company) – 82
Chris Ishee (Community Bank) – 89
Terrence Sargent/Aaron Heidelberg/Elgi Barnett (City of Ellisville) – NC
Mike McClellan/Kris Mangum/Ben Ford (Magnolia State Bank) – NC
Rick Crory/Sam Broom/Tyler Kee (Dunn Roadbuilders) – NC
Kip Simpson/Matt Arrender/Russ Burnett (individual team) – NC
Dan Dearman/Ladd Hatten/Kirk Landrum (South Central Regional Medical Center) – NC
Closest to Pin, No. 4 – Shane Cook
Longest Drive, No. 17 – Dale Bowen
Paul Johnson reads a putt on No. 7 at Dixie Golf Club as teammates Randy Swan (left) and Casey Mercier watch during Wednesday’s JCJC Alumni Association Golf Tournament.
Photo/Shawn Wansley, JCJC Sports Information