Geoghegan takes United Way title

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 20, 1999

The team of Tommy Geoghegan, Robin Punches and Kent Hudson staked claim to the United Way Scramble at Beau Pre, Monday.

Geoghegan and partners fired a blistering 55 to win by two strokes.

&uot;We were hot today,&uot; Geoghegan said, &uot;We would just line up, hit the ball and it would go in.&uot;

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Hot doesn’t describe the torrid pace Geoghegan, Punches and Hudson set.

Before the day was complete, they would have 15 birdies and one eagle on the rolling hills of Beau Pre.

Geoghegan is a self professed golf nut. He started playing at the age of 12.

Golf had to share the limelight with other sports like baseball and football.

Geoghegan, a Vietnam veteran, lost his leg while patrolling in Chu Lai.

The injury occurred while he was searching a civilian village.

&uot;I wasn’t shot or anything,&uot; Geoghegan said. &uot;My leg was basically blown off.&uot;

He doesn’t let the war injury stop him from playing golf.

With the help of a metal crutch, Geoghegan continues to spend time on the links.

Four teams finished with a score of 58 and a share of second place.

Geoghegan is happy about Monday’s victory. &uot;I&160;guess you could say we were pretty hot today,&uot; Geoghegan said. &uot;Sometimes you can’t explain it. We just knocked the ball close and everything we hit went in.&uot;