The 41st annual Lawrence Hahn Golf Classic took place on Saturday, June 26, at the Oak Ridge Country Club.
Thirty-three teams competed in two flights in this year’s annual event, which benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Ridge. The tournament was in the four-person scramble format.
This year’s overall winner was one of two teams entered by Century Fire Protection of Atlanta, Ga., who were presented the Woody Trophy, named in honor of the late Howard Woody and his sons Johnny and Mickey, who started the tournament in 1982. Johnny and Mickey; sister Laura Stanish, and Howard’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren continue to participate in and contribute to the tournament, according to a news release.
Century Fire Protection’s Championship Flight winning team included Keith Newport, Russ Barger, Dick Hull, and Bryce Kendrick, who had a score of 55 (17 under).
Three teams tied for second place with a score of 57. The winner was determined by a scorecard playoff. The team of Jimmy, James and Elliott Normand, and Josh Gambrell edged out last year’s winning team of Shane Howard, Greg Howell, Doug Painter, and David Hints. The third team scoring 57 included Reid Elwood, Conner Roberts, Tanner Dowland, and Trent Mansfield and they were one of two teams entered by Atomic Speed Shop of Oak Ridge. Atomic Speed, Century Fire Protection, and Cook’s Comfort Systems were three of the tournament’s major sponsors.
The Open flight was won by the team of Jon, Lucas, and Jake Forstrom, and Wesley Hutson with a score of 64. The second-place team in the Open flight included Mike Stevens, Keys Fillauer, David Stevens, and Jonathon Armes.
Cook’s Comfort Systems provided the opportunity for each participant to win $15,000 for a hole-in-one on any of the course’s four par 3 holes. Following the tournament, Cook’s also provided the opportunity for four participants to win $1 million for a hole-in-one from 165 yards. The participants for this contest were the two closest-to-the pin on the par 3 eight hole and two players drawn at random. Cook’s structures these contests so that any prize money is divided equally between the winning participant and the Boys & Girls Club. There were no holes-in-one, according to the release.