PINEHURST — The 13th Annual Register Benefit Golf Tournament for Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina brought 80 golfers to Pinehurst No. 8 Centennial Golf Course on Aug. 30.
The event raised more than $27,000 for B&GH, an organization based in Lake Waccamaw that has served more than 7,500 children from across the state, including many from Moore and surrounding counties. Over the years, the tournament has raised more than $375,000.
“On behalf of the children, I want to extend heartfelt appreciation to everyone who participated in and supported this special tournament,” said B&GH President Gary Faircloth. “This support helps our children find the brightest futures possible.”
Faircloth shared recent success stories with the golfers during the post round banquet, including three recent high school graduates who have gone on to higher education opportunities.
“While not all of our children go off to college, they all have their futures made brighter through the generosity and support they receive through the donation of time, talent, and treasures of supporters like those here today,” he said.
Tournament Chairman Ron Jones was equally as appreciative of the players and sponsors for the event.
“It takes many contributors to build a successful benefit golf tournament, especially in our area where so many events happen,” Jones said. “Special benefactors of this tournament are Carolyn and Roy Register. Without ideas and support from them, we would not be having a 13th year — or any year — of this golf tournament. Roy chose to combine the memory of his son Courtney Register and his love of golf to help the children at Boys and Girls Homes.”
Jones also acknowledged the generous support of the Cooke Foundation, WLHC-FM-Life 103.1, Coca-Cola of Aberdeen, Leith Honda of Aberdeen, ConnectNC, Hickory Tavern, Dr. Joseph Skladany, James and Mary Connell, and Curt’s Cucina Restaurant.
A variety of awards were presented to teams and individuals who had success on the course.
The low gross score winning team included Bryan Baucom, Daniel McKay, Chris Turner and Marty Davis. Second place low gross score team went to Michael Boerner, Darren Anderson, Matt Crews and Jimmy Vissil.
The low net score team went to Bill Eastman, Don Hiscott, Jim Flittner and Rick Palmer. Second place low net score went to the team of Timothy Smith, Trai Strowd, Seth Yarborough and Adam Harmeling.
“All of our golf course awards and drawing prizes were donated foursomes by our local golf resorts and clubs,” said Jones. “We appreciate this continued support for the tournament.”