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24 teams compete in Chamber of Commerce golf tournament Saturday

The foursome of Jordan Johnson, Troy Nelson, Kenny Carter and Chris Desper shot a 15-under to win the annual Carmi Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 23 at the Carmi Country Club.

Carmi Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amber Ackerman (third from left) and Education Committee Chairman Lisa Wolff (third from right) presented the prize to the winning team at the Chamber’s Golf Tournament at Carmi Country Club on Saturday, June 23. Left to right are Kenny Carter, Troy Nelson, Ackerman, Wolff, Jordan Johnson and Chris Desper.

Wes Henson (left) of Ferrell Hospital presents the Second Place prize to the First Bank team at the Carmi Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament at Carmi Country Club on Saturday, June 23. The First Bank team was comprised of (left to right) Lance Barbre, KaCee Fulkerson, Ty Barbre and John Romig.

Pictured above is the Elastec team which finished third at the Carmi Chamber of Commerce’s Golf Tournament at Carmi Country Club on Saturday, June 23. Left to right are Bill Brown, Jeff Bohleber, Greg Gibbs and Matt Musgrave.

Two teams were one shot back at 14-under, so a scorecard playoff determined second and third place. In that scorecard playoff, the First Bank team of Lance and Ty Barbre, John Romig and Ka Cee Fulkerson claimed second over the Elastec team of Matt Musgrave, Jeff Bohleber, Bill Brown and Greg Gibbs.

Bohleber also won the individual prize for longest drive for seniors, while Johnson took the same honor for men and Sandra Bryant won the longest drive for women. Nelson took the individual prize for longest putt and T. Barbre for closest to the pin.

A total of 24 teams took part in the tourney, which funds the Chamber’s annual scholarship, as well as grants to local teachers and money for the White County CEO program.

Chamber Executive Director Amber Ackerman and Education Committee Chairman Lisa Wolff thanked all the players and the Carmi Country Club, as well as all the tournament sponsors. First Bank and People’s National Bank were Gold Sponsors, and George Mitchell Drilling, Inc. was the Bronze Sponsor.

Nancy J. Winter, CPA and Brown’s Feed Store were First Place Sponsors, the City of Carmi and Ferrell Hospital Second Place Sponsors, and Dartt & Company LLC and The Courtyard Third Place Sponsors.

Sponsoring the Hole in One were Hale Body Shop and Hamilton Memorial Hospital, Closest to the Pin sponsors were Wabash Christian Therapy, U-Store U-Lock, Town and Country Real Estate and Joyner Therapy. Longest Drive sponsors were Campbell Energy, Caleb Hughes of Edward D. Jones, Merle Norman Cosmetics and Boutique, and Andy Acord of Edward D. Jones.

Taylor Eye Care, Southeastern Illinois College and The Property Shop sponsored the Longest Putt.

Hole Sponsors included Roark Trucking Company, Plum Street Pharmacy, Rice Motor Company, Edgewood LTD, Huck’s Karing for Kids, Rediscovered Treasures, Botsch & Associates, Tri-State Auto Credit, Nikki’s Place, Super 8 Motel, Banterra Bank, Cook Funeral Home, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, Campbell Funeral Home, Tri-State Butane, Yesterday’s, First Financial, Do-or-Dye Salon, Tri-State Community Clinics and The Carmi Elks Club.

Story and photos provided by Toby Brown