SYRACUSE – The 27th annual Beaman Home Golf Scramble continued its tradition of good golf for a great cause.
The event, held Monday afternoon at South Shore Golf Club, raised money for the Beaman Home, an organization for victims of domestic violence and their children. Since 1985, the organization has been serving Kosciusko, Fulton and Marshall Counties.
The outing itself on Monday was able to raise nearly $16,000 in support of Beaman Home. The golf portion saw 22 teams compete for course and raffle prizes.
The radio controlled car option – which had teams donate per foot the Traxxas car went within a time limit to find a new tee spot – had the event raise $740, and the 50/50 afforded another $240.
Rod Mayer won the longest putt contest, hitting a 52-foot putt, and graciously donated his winnings back to the fundraiser.
Men’s longest drive contest on hole four was won by Chad Botts, and Dina Coverstone landed within five feet of Botts’ effort to win the women’s contest.
Larry Cripe won closest to the pin on hole five, dropping within a foot of the flag.
Top team of the day went to the Nextremity Solutions team of Mayer, Tad Nieter, Ryan Schlotterback and Shane Hartle. The quartet posted a 19-under 53.
Second place team went to Lake City Bank and its team of Botts, Chris Wiggins, Tracy Furnivall and Ryan Hoffman, which shot nine-under 6.3
Special note from the tourney was a hole-in-one by Dean Baker, who aced the par-three 14th. While it wasn’t a prize hole, Baker was recognized for the feat.