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SGCMH Tourney A Success


ZELL — The 18th Annual Friends Foundation Golf Classic took place on Friday, June 25, at Ste. Genevieve Golf Club.

There was a 30-minute delay at the beginning of the tournament due to a couple of stray showers. Then play commenced.

Dr. Steve Pautler, Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital chief executive officer, welcomed 36 teams of golfers to the foundation tournament.

Recently, proceeds from the Friends Foundation golf tournament went toward purchasing anesthesia equipment during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

“It’s something we could use for emergency ventilator support if needed,” Dr. Pautler said in a prepared press release.

Here are the tournament results

“A” Flight

1, R&K Excavation, 57; 2, Tower Rock Stone, 57; 3, Huelskamp, 59

“B” Flight

1, HSB Advisors, 64; 2, Lhoist North America, 64; 3, MRV Banks, 64

“C” Flight

1, Ogletree & Deakins, 69; 2, SGCMH Board of Directors, 69; 3, Railworks Track Service, 69

Each group took a team photo and received a sleeve of brand new Callaway-brand golf balls provided by the hospital staff.

The men’s longest drive winner was Brett Blair, while women’s longest drive winner was current Ste. Genevieve High School head girls’ golf coach Rachel McDaniel.

Steve Lang and Beth Guth were the closest-to-the-pin winners.

“It is a special feeling of gratitude to have so much support from our sponsors,” said foundation director Holli Ledbetter. “It means so much to the Foundation and Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital. It makes for an exciting day.”

The charity golf tournament is a signature event for The Friends of Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital — which was established in 2003.