Winners announced for 2+2 golf tournament

Winners have been determined for the 13th annual BancorpSouth/Northcentral Electric Power Association (NCEPA) 2+2 Scholarship Golf Tournament, benefitting students from Northwest Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center. The event was held on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at Cherokee Valley Golf Club in Olive Branch. A total of 35 teams competed.

Taking first place in the contest were (first photo, l to r) Jimmy Hill of Hernando, Gary Oakley and Mark Rowan, both of Senatobia and Greg Courts of Memphis. Second place winners were (second photo, l to r) Allen Palmer, Mike Herrington, Gil Earhart and Sid Garwood, all of Olive Branch. The third place winners were (third photo, l to r) Michael Parker of Hernando, Trey Howell of Cleveland, Brian Ledford and John Michael, both of Hernando.

Closest to the pin in the morning flight were Tray Spann of Jackson, Tennessee and Will Sisk of Senatobia. Closest to the pin in the afternoon flight were Kevin Bland of Oxford and Dedric Mitchell of Senatobia. They each received a free round of golf at Cherokee Valley Golf Club. Winner of the longest drive for the morning flight was Willie McDowell and winner of the longest drive for the afternoon flight was Robert Johnson. Both also received a free round of golf at Cherokee Valley.

The money raised from the tournament will go to the 2+2 Scholarship Initiative for scholarships to both colleges. Since its beginning in 2006, the tournament has generated over $200,000 toward scholarships. For more information, visit northwestms.edu/desoto.

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