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ETOWAH — Golfers endured wintry conditions during the Henderson County Education Foundation's sixth annual Fall Golf Classic at Etowah Valley Country Club on Monday.
Many among the 144-player field still managed to play well, particularly Will Rhodes, who had a hole-in-one and won $1,600 worth of prizes.
Finishing first (low net) in the captain's choice tournament was the team of Johnny White, Mark White, Jay White and Josh Cash. First place low gross was Curt Marker, Mike Corbett, Matt Sigler and Dan Eldridge.
Second place was the team of WLOS and WHKP. Third place was Coffee Unlimited and Atkinson Elementary School, and fourth place was the team of Coca-Cola and Pepsi.
Winner of the hole-in-one shootout was Mike Corbett, who also won closest to the hole on No. 5. Caroline Bazzle won closest to the hole on no. 9.
For his hole-in-one Will Rhodes won a cruise to the Bahamas worth $1,000 (from AAA Vacations) and a set of Callaway golf clubs valued at $600. East Henderson won first place high school.
Outback Steakhouse, a premium sponsor, provided the golfers dinner after the tournament. Gold sponsors were Academic Travel Services/Greg Shipley, Barry and Doris LaFever, Curt and Sue Marker, First Citizens Bank Private Wealth Advisory Services, Times-News BlueRidgeNow.com, Hunter Subaru, Meritor, Mountain Professionals Inc./LeeRoy Ledford, Tom and Sue Fazio and Wells Fargo Bank.