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William G. Duke Golf Scramble raises more than $28,000 for Big Sandy College Educational Foundation

Published on May 24, 2017

Turner standing next to the 2017 Cadillac XT5 that he won by hitting a hole in one.Neil Turner wins 2017 Cadillac XT5 by hitting hole in one

Big Sandy Community and Technical College raised $28,323 for the Big Sandy College Educational Foundation, Inc. during the annual William G. Duke Golf Scramble on Wednesday, May 17 at StoneCrest Golf Course. 

This year’s scramble was sponsored by Kentucky Power, Booth Energy, Berkeley Energy, Hutch Auto Group, ICC Global Hosting, Fairway Outdoor Advertising and the Kentucky Coal Academy.  Tudor’s Biscuit World and Texas Roadhouse were the breakfast and lunch sponsors, and Appalachian Wireless was the awards sponsor. 

The highlight of the event happened early when Neil Turner, with Tuner Technology, Inc., hit a hole in one on the Par 3, hole 8 to win a 2017 Cadillac XT5 from the Walters Auto Group. 

“I couldn’t believe it,” said Turner. “You dream of hitting a hole in one, but to hit one like this is amazing.” 

Seventeen teams played in the golf scramble, which is played annually in memory of William G. Duke.  Duke served as the special projects coordinator at the college from 2004 until his death in 2012. 

Berkeley Energy won first place.  Team members were Sen. Johnny Ray Turner, David Bradley, Glenn Turner and John Harris.  Hutch Auto Group finished second.  Team members were: Ronald Patrick, Anthony Ottrando, Michael Fannin and Will Branham.  Texas Roadhouse was third with team members Daniel Dunn, Jessen Newbanks, Justin Taylor and Noah Lumiis. 

Winner of the longest drive was Chase Carpenter of ICC Global Hosting. 

 “This was a great day of golf for an even better cause,” said Dr. Alan Scheibmeir, interim president of Big Sandy Community and Technical College. “We want to thank all of those who made this event a success.” 

For more information on the Big Sandy College Educational Foundation, Inc. or giving opportunities at BSCTC, contact:

Kelli Ayers
(606) 886-7358