Wedgewood tournament an ‘absolute success’

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Wedgewood Public Golf Course golfers turned in stellar performances in the annual Wedgewood Four-Ladies Tournament contested last Saturday over the par-72 Wedgewood layout.

The Wedgewood foursome of Cindy Clayton, Jamie Denton, Brenda Dickerson and Charlene Lewis seized the net championship with a scorching 46.

Carding the gross title with a 15-under-par 57 was the quartet of Lindsey Burton, Jeanette Sasser, Wedgewood’s Mary Ann Sutton and Linda Watson.

Burton’s team prevailed by three shots against the runner-up group of Priscilla Brewer, Kathryn Rea and Patch Wilkinson of Wilson Country Club and Penny Carroll of Willow Springs Country Club with a 60.

The Willow Springs quartet of Susan Baker, Lynne Cates, Dorothy High and Debbie Keely claimed third with a 60.

Salvaging fourth was the foursome of Sandra Holland, Casey Narron, Amy Norris and Georgia White with a 63.

Finishing one shot off the lead in net with a 47 was the group of Brenda Blackburn, Alma Hux, Julie Medlin and Wedgewood’s Faye Wade.

Also posting a 47 but winding up third was the team of Mary Ann Carver, Gerry Dunham, Kim Weaver and Peggy Woodruff. Fourth was the foursome of Wedgewood’s Terry Edwards, Susan Gibbs, Carolyn Hinton and Wedgewood’s Lucille Stolo with a 51.

Closest-to-the-pin winners were Medlin on No. 5, Holland on No. 7, Wilkinson on No. 10 and Susan Hairfield of Willow Springs on No. 12.

Hitting shots closest to the crooked line were Brewer on No. 9 and Pat Capps of Wedgewood on No. 17.

The tournament attracted a record 17 teams and included a tribute to Pat Fagala, who passed away earlier this year.

Fagala was remembered in remarks from Nancy Oakley of Farmville Country Club. Fagala, for some 20 years, competed as a member of Oakley’s team in the Wedgewood event and other tournaments. In Saturday’s tournament, only Oakley’s team consisted of three players. A cart seat remained empty in remembrance of Fagala. Jim Fagala, Pat’s husband, accepted a token of remembrance from the golfers.

Tournament officials explained, despite the closing of Happy Valley Country Club in early August, they wanted to continue the tournament and thanked Wedgewood golf professional Brady Pinner for allowing them to continue the tournament tradition.

With fantastic weather and no interference from Hurricane Michael, the tournament was termed an “absolute success.”