The annual Carl and Pearl Hagel Memorial Tournament was held last Saturday at Mountain Aire Golf Club, with several thousand dollars being raised for a good cause.
The money raised at the event went to benefit the Ashe County Free Medical Clinic. The goal of the clinic is to help those working individuals that have a difficult time obtaining medical care, whether it is because they do not have benefits offered with the jobs, or those employed simply cannot afford medical insurance.
This year 128 players participated in the tournament at Mountain Aire, which is named in honor of Carl and Pearl Hagel, former owners of Mountain Aire Golf Club. Carl passed away in 1994, and Pearl passed away just last year.
Winners of the gross and net score divisions were awarded plaques, while rounds of golf donated from many other area courses were also awarded to the top 20 teams.
In the gross score division, three teams shot a score of 57. Ties were determined by a scorecard playoff and the Skybest sponsored team of Jim Shepherd, Gary Poole, Robert Andrews, and Chris Jones came in 1st place. The foursome of Gary Blevins, David Osborne, Whitey Blevins, and Dayne Hodges shot the same score and finished 2nd after the tiebreak. Finally, the Mount Jefferson Family Medicine team of Kevin Wonsick, Chan Badger, Anthony Hamilton, and Phil Stevens finished in 3rd.
In the net score division, the 1st place team finished four shots better than 2nd and third with a score of 45. That 1st place foursome was Randy McCoy, Melissa McCoy, Stephanie Barker, and Don Curley. Coming in 2nd place with a score of 49 and a tiebreaker win was the Gambill Oil team of Jon Gambill, Jamie Arnold, Adam Korevec, and Jerry Davis. Finishing in 3rd with a score of 49 was the K&K Stitch and Screen team of Keg Ferguson, Josh Ferguson, Dustin Absher, and Terry Simmons.