Anderson’s team wins fifth Chamber tournament titlePublished 12:05am Saturday, April 12, 2014
NATCHEZ — The 21st Annual Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce Golf/ Tennis Tournament was a success tournament director Stuart Heflin said.
Nineteen teams came out for the four-man scramble and played 18 holes, but only three teams could place and win the biggest prizes.
Heflin’s team, however, had to settle for second, one stroke behind Dr. Jeff Anderson’s team with a 56.
“We ended up paring (hole) 17 and 18 that actually hurt us,” Heflin said. “But hey, it’s for a great cause and we had a great time.”
Anderson won his fifth tournament title with a score of 55, and he said the key to his team success is recruiting different golfers every year. But his go-to guy is local golfer Casey Ham.
“My other guys are a lot better players than I am,” Anderson joked. “That’s why I ask them to come play with me. They hit the ball really long so it’s easy to make birdies.”
Other members of Anderson’s team include Richard Edgin and Tom Bryant, and Anderson said everyone played well.
“We made one eagle and three pars so everyone contributed,” he said. “We just tried to do the best we could.”
Arlo’s Army came in third place in the tournament.
Once all of the golfers returned from the course, everyone gathered at the tennis center to enjoy a large roasted pig and watch the helicopter fly over Duncan Park for the ball drop.
Kristin Cauthen won the ball drop and $800.
Heflin said he was happy with the turnout, and he looks forward to next year.
“This is one of the Chamber’s largest fundraisers,” Heflin said. “The money we raised here helps with the budget for the Chamber. Everyone comes out and supports the chamber and we’re very fortunate to have those people here.”