Golf Tournament benefits Springfield Hospital

The golf teams lined up in their carts for the tournament. Photo provided.

LUDLOW, Vt. – The 17th annual Springfield Hospital Challenge at Okemo Valley Golf Club on Thursday, Sept. 21 was an excellent golf outing and a successful fundraiser. This year’s tournament proceeds exceeded $20,000 and will support the hospital’s campaign to renovate its Childbirth Center.

A record 32 teams of golfers competed for awards and raffle prizes. Thirty sponsoring organizations underwrote the tournament, which included a box lunch, dinner buffet, complimentary refreshments on the course, and a gift to every golfer of a fleece vest with tournament logo.

Tournament sponsors were Black River Produce, Coverys, H.P. Cummings Construction, Griffin Construction, IPG Employee Benefits Specialists, Kinney Drugs Foundation, Richard Marasa M.D., NFP Property & Casualty, and Springfield Printing Corporation. Club professional, Michael Santa Maria, and the Okemo staff took very good care of the golfers and helped make the event an overall success.

Team and individual winners were:

A flight

1st place – low gross -Kevin Theissen, Ted Stryhas, Ryan McGuire, Ed Richter

2nd place – low gross – Tom Hoyt, Brian Stowell, Peter Goodrich, Joe Tolman

1st place – low net – Shannon Gaulin, Chris Gautreau, Todd Lagrow, Rick Bazluke

2nd place – low net – Rick Marasa, Tim Kangas, Rich Lane, Chris Garvey

B flight

1st place – low gross – Roger Cawvey, Jacob Cawvey, Russ Either, Alan Kinney

2nd place – low gross – Chad Illingworth, Gary Parzych, Eric Warren, Chris Cappello

1st place – low net – Keith Hanatow, Todd Watkins, John Brash, Mike Darcy

2nd place – low net – Neal McIntyre, John Birch, Josh Witkin, Clayton White

Closest to the line – Dan Patria

Longest putt – Peter Goodrich

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