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June 10, 2014

27TH ANNUAL COACHES PLAYDAY: Playoff win

TVCC foursome wins their first tournament

KEMP — The 27th annual Coaches Playday golf tournament gave a local foursome their first win in the event.

The team of Harold Jones, Jean McSpadden, Ty Morris and Jim Owens won in a tiebreaker with a round of 63.

They won the event by virtue of Morris’ 110-yard eagle approach on the Par 4 first hole at Kings Creek Golf Club in Kemp.

This was the first win for all four members at Coaches Playday.

The annual event returned to Kings Creek after a seven year absence.

This year’s event was in memory of Joe Curl, a former TVCC women’s basketball coach, who passed away earlier this year.

Benny Rogers, the sports information officer for TVCC, asked for a moment of silence for Curl during his opening remarks.

The Playday, sponsored by the Athens Daily Review and Trinity Valley Community College, had a total of 41 golfers participate this year.

The event brings former and current coaches along with media members and those from the college to get away for a fun day of golf.

The team of Chris Frederick, Brad Smiley, Elton Caldwell and Lucy Strom-Miller finished in second place.

The third place team of Brad Scoggin, John Hacker, Jay Kinzer and Jennifer Robertson won a playoff with a birdie on the Par 4 fourth hole. They finished the round with a 65.

They defeated the team of Chris Powers, Brandon Grayson, Gene Bethea and Doug Steger.

Hacker was named the C.O. Phillips Memorial award winner, which is given to an avid golfer and an participant of Coaches Playday.

Phillips was a coach at Malakoff High School who passed away in 2000.

During the tournament, Hacker also won certificates for closest to the hole on No. 8 and No. 17.

Ty Morris won the closest to the hole title on No. 11, while Frederick won the longest putt contest on No. 18.

Jayson Larson, who now works for Trinity Valley as the Public Information Officer, won the putting contest prior to the start of the tournament.

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