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By Chris Gregory, Managing Editor

The Hartsville Rotary Club held its biggest fundraiser of the year with its annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 12 at Gallatin’s Long Hollow Golf Course.

The event, now in its 14th year, allows the Hartsville Rotary Club to fund college scholarships as well as for a number of local projects in the community, including the Summer Backpack Program, Christmas For Kids and the dictionary project.

Saturday’s weather was ideal for the golf course, with warm temperatures and a clear sunny sky. Eighteen teams comprising 72 players came out to tee up for an 8 a.m. start.

Chris Gregory / Hartsville Vidette

Estimates on the amount raised were not yet available but were expected to be at around $6,600 net after expenses.

The winning team was comprised of Steve Wilmore, David McDonald, Harold Collins and Steve Johnson, as the foursome shot a 56 in the scramble format. Each player received a $100 prize.

Second- and third-place teams received $45 and $25 prizes respectively, with prizes awarded for first flight and second flight. Two closest-to-the-hole prizes of $40 were also won.

The Hartsville Rotary Club wishes to thank its corporate sponsors: CoreCivic, Advanced Propane, Carroll Carman County Mayor, Citizens Bank, Compliance Enginering, Dr. Bien Samson, Huff Appliance LLC, Hartsville Cabinet, Hartsville Tractor Company, Powell & Meadows, Tri-County Electric, Wilson Bank & Trust, WTNK and The Hartsville Vidette.

The Club also thanks those businesses who purchased advertising sponsorships for the tournament, as well as everyone who played.

Reach Chris Gregory at 615-374-3556 or cgregory@hartsvillevidette.com.