NEWPORT — A few raindrops didn’t deter the spirits of 29 enthusiastic golf teams at Orleans Country Club this past Sunday.
Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and players, North Country Hospital continues to provide between 15 and 20 new healthcare education scholarships each year.
This year student teams from North Country Union High School and Lake Region Union High School were also sponsored to play.
Golfers had a chance to win a Jeep Cherokee on the 8th hole, with just one or two golfers getting within 4-8 feet of the pin.
Men’s longest drive award went to Roger Cartee and ladies longest drive went to Annette Patenaude. Each year this award honors the memory of Perry and Priscilla Fitch.
Mixed division results were: 1st Gross – Judy Martel, Judy Tinker, Mark Tinker, Lyle Noyes (59).
2nd Gross – Winston Harper, Celeste Lussier, Jon Lussier, Nicholas Lussier (62).
1st Net – Bob Horton, Jane Horton, Kathy Gaudreau, Peter Gaudreau (58).
2nd Net – Gene Wu, Susan Wu, Greg Walker, Josh Mason (59).
The results for Men’s Division were: 1st Gross – Mike Omar, Chet Greenwood, Joseph Falworth, Rob Riedl (59).
2nd Gross – Rene Bondoux, Dean Boucher, Edward Lane, Bud Lucas (63).
1st Net – Mike Vinton, Steve Ferreira, Bruce Wheeler, Robert Reynolds (57).
2nd Net – Dillon Cross, Dana Boomhower, Chris Farr, Dillon Lucko (61).
Through this event since 1988, North Country Hospital has awarded 314 scholarships to local students, many of whom have returned to work at North Country after college.
A 30th-anniversary cake was part of the after tournament luncheon to help celebrate the success of this longstanding event.
“This has really been a team effort for 30 years, and many thanks go to all of our sponsors as well as those who endlessly support North Country Hospital and the tournament by playing each year,” co-chair Sandy Floersheim said. “See you at Newport Country Club in 2019.”