220 players showed up Thursday, April 27 to participate in the 28th Annual Bladen We Care Byron Gooden Memorial Golf Tournament held at Vineyard Golf At White Lake. Two tournaments were held with three flights in each tournament. The a.m. tourney kicked off at 8:30 a.m. and the p.m. tourney started at 1:30 p.m.
Taking first place in the first flight in the a.m. tourney was the Bill Augustine Team with a score of 57. Second place in the first flight was the Well’s Insurance team with a score of 60. Third place was taken by the Merrill Lynch/Mike Bordone team with a score of 62.
The second flight was won, on a scorecard playoff, by the team of Unifirst. They tied the CresComm Bank/Star Telephone team They both shot 64 with the Unifirst team winning on a scorecard playoff. Third place went to the team of Thompson, Scott, Price and Adams, P.A. They shot a score of 65.
The third flight was won by The “D” Team who won a scorecard playoff over the teams of Pepsi Bottling and Snyder Lance. Each team shot 68.
Closest to the hole contests was won by Phillip Rabon, Aaron Russ, Tyler Thompson and Amy Wooten.
Woman’s long drive was won by Jeannie Gooden Upton and men’s long drive was won by Jeremy Beakes.
The afternoon tournament’s first flight was won by D & E Metal Works with a score of 54. In second place was Goldston’s Beach with 55 and third place was won by Houston’s Peanuts with a 56.
The second flight was taken by the Lumberton Chevrolet team. They tied the teams of Giorgio’s Restaurant and The “TOP” team. They all shot 61 and Lumberton Chevrolet won the scorecard playoff.
The third flight in the p.m. tournament found three teams shooting 67. The scorecard playoff was won by Cape Fear Valley Healthcare/Bladen Healthcare/Waste Industries. The other two teams were Campbell Oil Lube #1/Shell and Franklin Baking.
Closest to the pin was won by Stacy Owen, Sean Pierson, Larry Hardee and Richard Gillis.
Woman’s long drive in the p.m. was won by Amy Wooten and men’s long drive was won by Cade Hancock. The overall winner of the two tournaments was the D & E Metal Works team with a score of 54.
All proceeds from the tourney will go to support needy healthcare patients in Bladen County.