North Country Hospital celebrates 31st Annual Scholarship Golf Classic

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NEWPORT — A morning storm on June 30 didn’t dampen the spirits of 24 teams ready to hit the course at Newport Country Club for the 31st Annual Healthcare Scholarship Golf Classic.

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Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and players, North Country Hospital was able to provide 22 new healthcare education scholarships this year, along with many renewals.

Student teams from North Country Union High School and Lake Region Union High School were also sponsored to play.

Northpoint Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram provided the chance to win a Jeep Cherokee on the 2nd hole, with a few golfers getting within five feet of the pin or even onto the green.

Men’s longest drive went to Tyler Smith and ladies longest drive went to Susan Wu, with each year this award honoring the memory of Perry and Priscilla Fitch.

Men’s division results were:

1st Low Gross – Don Hunt, Steve Fisher, Gary Bickford, Bobby George (52)

2nd Low Gross – Tim Bronson, Greg Bronson, Jonathan Cote, Dawson Cote (59)

1st Low Net –Jim Murphy, Andy Karwooki, Robert Reynolds, Chris Provencher (51.6)

2nd Low Net –Brian Nall, Bill Perket, Umair Malick, Ben Schroer (51.8)

The results for Mixed Division were:

1st Low Gross – Steve Hurd, Bev Gage, Megan Sargent, Chris Wing (62)

2nd Low Gross –Sophia Clements, Grace Giroux; Roger Cartee, Bob Dunn (63)

1st Low Net – Alan Franklin Jessie Davignon, David Price, Nancy Price (53.8)

2nd Low Net – Gene Wu, Susan Wu, Larry Sisson, Nancy Sisson.

Because of former hospital CEO Sid Toll’s vision of creating this event as a fundraiser, since 1988, North Country Hospital has awarded 336 scholarships to local students, many of whom have returned to work in the area after college.

“This has been a team effort year after year, and we thank all of our sponsors as well as those who support North Country Hospital and the tournament by playing each year,” Tournament Chair Fran Smith said.

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