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McFarling tourney helps golfers

On Saturday, 124 golfers participated in a four-person scramble on Panther Creek Golf Course at Springlake Golf Resort in support of the J. W. McFarling Foundation.

The foundation provides $1,000 scholarships to local county students who have participated in the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour and will continue their educations after their high school graduations.

This year's recipients were: Sebring senior Terrell Williams, Lindsey Moffat of Webber International University, and Savanna Fisher of Webber International University.

The players enjoyed a great day on the links and the First Flight low gross winners with a 53 were Terrell Williams, Jason Cannon, Sam Roger and Ty Little, while the foursome of Lindsey Moffat, Paige Moffat, Colon Moffat and Joanna Jakobsson placed second with a 54 and Dave Gerhart, Jim Acevedo, Dave LaFond and Alan Hessell were third at 56.

Andy Kesling, Frank Caputo, Jude Stewart and Roben Griffin won First Flight low net with a 52. Ben Tubbs, Randy Tubbs, Curtis Donovan and Beckham Donovan were second with a 53 and Les Greenlee, Jim Hearn, John Kaufman and Cindy Wylie came in third with a 59.

The Second Flight low gross winners with a 60 were Toby Solebello, Dixie Riley, Sean Garner and Sharon Holton, while the team of Jeff Nelson, Coleman Nelson, Chloe Nelson and Tom McKerchie placed second at 61 and Butch Copeland, Larry Hennen, Larry Harlow and Connor Brightenfeld were third at 64.

The low net winners with a 62 were Will David, Pat David, Jim Foote and Rosie Foote, while Bob Bohanon Bo Bohanon, Gene Hearn and Joe Jefferson finished second at 65 and Darrell Klein, Dorothy Klein, Gerrie Esty and Cindy Esty came in third with a 66.

The Third Flight winners in the low gross division with a 64 were Debbie Delaney, Joan DeWeese, Savana Fisher and Diana Ackling with a 64, Daniel Baker, Ernie Donnan, Jan Donnan and Dave Gerhart placed second with a 66 and George Thomas, Rich Eastep, Jim Vaughn and Ray Murdock were third at 68.

The low net winners with a 66 were Armie Resik, George Fabian, Cal Swisher and Teri Swisher, Linda Pflegler, Daniel Porter, Dale stevenes and Barb Stevens placed second with a 66 and Gordon Rasnake, Miranda Rasnake, Nolan Rasnake and Spencer Rasnake came in third with a 67.

Mr. McFarling was a resident of Springlake and Indianapolis, Ind. where he was the founder of McFarling Foods.

McFarling was an avid golfer and his passion was to start a program that would support junior golf in these two communities.

Each year since 2007, there has been a winter tournament in Springlake and a summer event in Indianapolis. All of the proceeds benefit junior golfers in those two areas.

The foundation also promotes and funds a summer golf clinic at Springlake for 6 to 12 years old children.

Again in 2014, the McFarling Foundation will fund and sponsor a two-day Highland's County Junior Tournament with the assistance of Andy Kesling, Director of the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour and Charley Riley, PGA Professional from SpringLake Golf Resort.

The tournament will be held in June on both courses at the Springlake Golf Resort.