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Long-time friends Zach Gliarmis and Paul Howell resumed their golfing rivalry at the North Carolina Baseball Museum’s 16th annual Celebrity Golf Tournament on May 23 at Wedgewood Public Golf Course and Gliarmis got the upper hand again.
Playing for Dick’s Hot Dog Stand, Gliarmis, who helped Fike High win the state 3-A championship in 2008, teamed with his father, Soc; Lee Fulcher and former East Carolina University football standout Leander Green to post a winning score of 54. That was two strokes better than Howell’s Buies Creek Bombers, the defending champions. Howell, who played against Gliarmis when he was at Hunt High, is a former Campbell University golfer now on the World Long Drive Association tour. His Buies Creek Bombers teammates were Darrell Fowler, James Harris and former major league baseball player Billy Harris.
Finishing third in the first flight was the Lyndon Heating and Air team of Michael Lyndon, Chet Lyndon, Shawn Owens and Barton College athletic director Todd Wilkinson.
Claiming first place in the second flight was Potter’s Field Productions while Breakfast Optimist Club won the third flight.
Claiming closest-to the-hole honors were Bobby Evans on No. 5, Tommy Smith on No. 7, Rick Proctor on No. 10 and Jim Battista on No. 12.
Tim Bunn produced the longest drive on No. 9 while Lynn Daniell and John Rowland each won a week vacation with the newest Celebrity Golf Tournament feature. Daniell was the winner of the hole-in-one scratch card while Rowland was the winner of the low score scratch card.
All proceeds go to the benefit the N.C. Baseball Museum.