Golf ‘after dark’ raises money for CDC

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PINEDALE – Local golf enthusiasts banded together to raise money for a good cause last Friday evening, as the second annual Children’s Discovery Center (CDC) Day/Night Golf Tournament had teams playing over at Rendezvous Meadows Golf Course well after the sun went down.

This year’s event saw 24 teams come out to participate, playing in an early evening round, followed by a round at night, with competition wrapping up around midnight. Teams had glow-in-the-dark balls and other illuminated features on the course to guide them in total darkness. Teams also hit from junior tees on the back nine to make the game a little easier in the dark conditions.

Following a late night of golfing fun, the team consisting of Bruce McKinney and Mike Stiewig took first place overall. Second place went to Adam Johnson and Zach Vitt, while Spencer McMillen and Owen McMillen placed third.

In other awards, Doug Nessan was the men’s winner for closest to the pin, while Allison Long took the honor for the women’s side. As for men’s longest drive, McKinney took the honor, while Paige Harrell won on the women’s side. Fender Allison was this year’s “split the pot” winner.

The event raised a total of $5,000, according to CDC director Allison Long. She went on to thank all the players, donors, volunteers and employees of Rendezvous Meadows Golf Course for making the second annual event a big success.

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