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49 teams compete in 30th annual CMH Golf Classic

Sponsors donate more than $43,000 for the CMH Medical Excellence Scholarship Fund

Forty-nine teams gathered for this year’s annual Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation (CMH) Medical Excellence Golf Classic Saturday, Aug. 29, at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club in Bolivar. The teams of four competed to raise money for the CMH Medical Excellence Scholarship program.

The CMH Medical Excellence Scholarship provides financial aid to future doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. To date, the fund has provided assistance to more than 450 students.

The tournament featured two shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Players enjoyed complimentary breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks at the tournament. At the end of the tournament, teams were placed into one of four flights and ranked from first to fourth.

Championship Flight

In the championship flight, the Star Wholesale Porter team (Porter, Vanloon, Hanson and Ward) took first with a 53; Tyler Johnsen’s team came in second (Johnsen, Angus, Murray and Johnsen) with a 53; the team of Banner, Banner, Lotz and Brandt of Creator Designs placed third with a 53; and Rod Hoover’s team of Hoover, Schuette, Loetz and Smith finished in fourth with 54.

A Flight

In the A flight, the team of Bryant, Brown, Pierce and Cody took first with 60; team Wilson, Langford, Asby and Asby placed second with 60; team RD Vestal (Vestal, Vestal, Vestal and Rich) grabbed third with 60; and the team of Petersen, Walker, Quennoz and Carnes shot 60 to place fourth in the flight.

B Flight

The team sponsored by Bolivar Technical College (MacLaughlin, MacLaughlin, Cloyd and Mitchell) led flight B with 63; followed by the team sponsored by BKD CPAs & Advisors (Brotherton, Niewald, Kensinger and Otterness) in second with 63; the team of Ozarks Coca Cola and Dr Pepper Bottling Company (Moore, Lockhart, Welch and Courtney) in third at 64; and the team sponsored by Mark Bult, M.D. (Bult, Arnold, Knoth and Muench) in fourth with 64.

C Flight

In flight C, the team sponsored by Snyder Construction Group (Volentine, Traft, Lacker and Reed) took top honors with 67; the team sponsored by SGC Foodservice (Shaw, Stokes, Triplett and Adams) came in second at 67; the George Mathews, M.D. team (Mathews, Behnke, Shelton and Reed) took third with 67; and Farmers State Bank (Henenberg, Campbell, Coffey and Gideon) placed fourth at 68.

Each flight’s first place team received a set of Titleist irons, second place team members were awarded a Titleist driver, third place teams were awarded a Titleist hybrid, and fourth place team members received a Titleist wedge from the pro shop.

“Our sponsors donated close to $43,000 for this year’s tournament,” says Wren Hall, CMH director of community relations. “None of this would be possible without the support and participation of our amazing sponsors, volunteers and the staff at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club.”

Top tournament sponsor was SGC Foodservice, donating $5,000 for the golf tournament and the $3,000 sponsor was Ken Stephens of Employee Benefit Design.

Next year’s CMH Medical Excellence Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club Saturday, June 5, 2021. For more information about the tournament or to sponsor a team, contact Hall at 417-328-6318.

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