Golf tournament raises money for scholarships

Published 12:37 am Sunday, October 28, 2007

NATCHEZ — Close to 50 golfers participated in the first Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship Golf Tournament hosted at Duncan Park.

All proceeds go into a scholarship fund for students in the Adams, Concordia, Jefferson, Wilkinson and Claiborne Counties, Deborah McDonald said.

“We give out $1,000 scholarships annually to students that need help with college,” McDonald said.

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Taking first place in the championship flight was the team of Kofi Kumi, Roemel Muhammad and Bill McKenzie.

“We had a good turnout today,” McDonald said.

Fourth place team member Bert Small was happy to be out on the course supporting the cause.

“This has been a great day,” Small said. “Helping to raise money for the scholarship is the main reason for coming.”

There were prizes given for longest drive, closest to the pin and hole in one.

Though no one was able to ace a hole, Akeem West got the prize for longest drive and James Lewis got the closest to the hole prize.

“It’s good to see so many people come out and support such a good cause,” Duncan Park Golf Pro Marvin Gray said. “We are happy to host the event.”

The event was able to raise near $5,000 towards the scholarship fund.

“This was very profitable for our first year,” McDonald said. “We definitely will continue this in the future.”