The Carmi Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Golf Tournament was played on June 25, 2016 at the Carmi Country Club with 14 teams competing.
The team of Todd Rice, Matt Rice, Colin Winter and Neal Northcott for Rice Motor Company finished first, while the team of J.R. Smith, Deana Smith, Ray Elliott and Jim Musgrave finished second and the team of Keith Talley, Lincoln Talley, Robert Elliott and Keiston Williams finished third.
Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Chamber’s scholarship program. The Chamber provides one graduating Carmi White County High School student a $4,000 college scholarship, which is distributed $500 per semester as long as the recipient maintains a 3.0 grade point average. Money will also be used for competitive grants for Carmi White County teachers and investing in the White County CEO Program.
Scholarship Golf Tournament Sponsors included the following: Gold Sponsors: First Bank, Peoples National Bank; Bronze Sponsors: Hamilton Memorial Hospital District, Geo. N. Mitchell Drilling, First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust; Hole in One Sponsor: Hale Body Shop; First Place Sponsors: Nancy J. Winter, CPA, City of Carmi; Longest Putt: Campbell Funeral Home; Longest Drive: Caleb Hughes Edward Jones, Andy Acord Edward Jones, Merle Norman Cosmetics and Boutique; Closest to Pin: Taylor Eye Care, Wabash Christian Retirement Center; Hole Sponsors: McDonalds, Roark Trucking, Dan Drone, Joyner Therapy Services, Casey’s General Store, U Store U Lock, Tri State Butane, Plum Street Pharmacy, Botsch and Associates CPA’s, Super 8, Tri State Auto Credit, Rediscovered Treasures, Nikkis Place, Rice Motors, Yesterday’s Drive In, Do or Dye Salon, Marshall Electric, Logo Graphics and Huck’s.
“We are not able to help students without the support of our sponsors and players. All proceeds are invested in our youth. We appreciate the support provided for this tournament,” noted Holly Healy of the Carmi Chamber of Commerce.
NOTE: First Place Team- Neal Northcott, Matt Rice, Todd Rice, Collin Winter (Photo credit Toby Brown.)
Second Place Team- (in no particular order)- J.R. Smith, Deana Smith, Ray Elliott and Jim Musgrave (Photo credit Toby Brown.)
Third Place Team- Keiston Williams, Robert Elliott, Lincoln Talley, Keith Talley (Photo credit Toby Brown.)