• 54°

Chamber hosts tournament

Christian Krueger hits a shot from the fairway on the Duncan Park Golf Course Friday afternoon during the Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament in Natchez. (Eric J. Shelton \

NATCHEZ — Dr. Jeff Anderson has been playing in the Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament since he moved to Natchez eight years ago.

But even though Anderson has won the event several times before, there was something different about the 18th annual tournament at Duncan Park Friday.

“I play Duncan Park a lot, and this is the fastest it’s ever been” Anderson said.

“The course is in great shape. (Duncan Park Golf Course Superintendent) Greg (Brooking) and the Duncan Park crew do an excellent job.”

Anderson’s team shot a 45 — 26-under par — to nab first place at the tournament. The B&K Bank team came in second shooting 52 and the Sandbar team came in third shooting 53.

Anderson’s team consisted of himself, Casey Hamm, Tom Matthews and Keith Rayborn. He said the tournament’s hole scramble format allowed his team to perform well.

“We had a lot of fun shooting that low. I’ve won four or five times before, and the last time I won was in 2009, so I was looking forward to winning against,” Anderson said.

It was the first year for the tournament to be hosted by Duncan Park, and Brooking said all the feedback he got about the course was positive.

“Everyone said the course is in great shape,” Brooking said. “They all enjoyed playing it. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anyone shooting a 45, so it must’ve been playing pretty good.”

For the first time, the tournament also included round robin mixed-up doubles tennis. Mary Ruth Caldwell came in first in the women’s division, and Joe Garrity finished first in the men’s division. Tony Byrne and Tate Hobdy came in second in men’s.

Katie Freiberger came in second in the women’s, and she said she enjoyed seeing people of different levels play each other.

“It’s social tennis, where you have different partners at different times,” Freiberger said. “I got to play with Brent Bourland, and he helped me get my points up.”

Tennis at Duncan Park is nothing new for her, Freiberger said, since she’s been playing since approximately age 5.

“I moved to New Orleans for a little while, and one of the fun things about moving back is getting to play tennis here,” she said.

“This is my home court, and Natchez has always had a great tennis program. (Duncan Park Tennis Director) Henry Harris has done a wonderful job. He always has clinics for people of all levels and always has the kids out here.”

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office put on a ball drop from one of their helicopters after golf and tennis was over. The Natchez Democrat won the grand prize of $1,000.

The Natchez Democrat)

News

Myers, 68, tries out acting in ABC’s ‘Women of the Movement’ series

News

CPSO investigators arrest man for stealing trailers, heavy equipment from multiple parishes

News

Officials present top priorities for legislative session in forum

News

Pascagoula native 1st female official to work a Super Bowl

News

Analysis: Transition turmoil splits Mississippi delegation

COVID-19

Sunday update: State health department reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths

COVID-19

State health department reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths

News

Merit Health nurse remembered for selfless nature

News

Florida couple start fundraiser to secure, restore historic home here

News

Two men arrested for theft, damage at old International Paper

News

Natchez projects awarded over $350,000 from MDAH grants

News

Sheriff’s office investigating shots fired in Adams County Wednesday night

BREAKING NEWS

Natchez police arrested teen in Wednesday night murder

News

More donate to Children’s Christmas Tree fund

News

Murder investigation of Natchez native now streaming on Discovery+

News

Harbor Freight Tools excited to be joining Natchez community

News

Supervisors approve contract for new engineering firm

COVID-19

State reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths

News

Adams County seeks study for new fire stations

News

Jackson State band to perform in Biden inauguration event

COVID-19

Bailey appointed interim tax collector until November special election

News

Supervisors reappoint Phillip West to Natchez school board

News

Harbor Freight showing job listings for new Natchez location

COVID-19

Coroner: Two more people died with COVID-19 Sunday at Merit Health Natchez