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Annual Dick Dutrow Memorial Golf Tourney a success

The annual Dick Dutrow Memorial Kiwanis Golf Tournament was held Friday, May 9 at the Sinking Valley Country Club.
Despite the early morning rain conditions, the tournament was a huge success.
Kiwanis Golf Committee Chairman Pete Dutrow stated, “Our annual golf tournament serves as the major fundraiser for our club’s activities. This year, our club will be awarding a $250 and three $500 scholarships to Tyrone Area and Bellwood-Antis students to assist in the furthering of their education.
“We greatly appreciate the support of all of our sponsors and golfers who help make our tournament a success. In particular, the Kiwanis Club of Tyrone would like to thank the tournament’s corporate sponsor, Albemarle and our platinum sponsors – Dave Oppel, Eunice Dutrow, John Stuckey Ford, Family Clothesline of State College, Ferguson Pest Control, Healthy Alternatives, Stiffler, McGraw and Associates and Cumming Motors,” stated Dutrow.
Approximately 90 golfers, comprising 23 teams competed in the golf scramble tournament format. The winning team of Leonard DelBaggio, Bob Nelson, Charles C. Brown, Jr. and Fred Miller shot a 58 for the low score of the tournament. The team of Steve Lewis, Sr., Steve Lewis, Jr., Mark Szanca and Rod Bair finished second with a round of 61. The Albemarle team of Tom Rumberger, Don Kirkpatrick and Jim Greslick won a tiebreaker for third place with a score of 62. Don Kirkpatrick won the prize for Closest to the Pin on hole No. 10 with a distance of 13 feet, eight inches and Jim Kneidinger won the longest drive prize on hole No. 9.
Kiwanis Club President Fred Miller stated, “It was a little wet on the first hole or two but fortunately the rain ceased and it turned out to be a nice afternoon. The weather is one thing we cannot control, but we are looking forward to sunny skies for next year’s event. Fortunately, Sinking Valley Country Club is in such excellent condition that the initial rain didn’t affect the playability of the course.
“In addition to again thanking all of our sponsors and golfers, it is also important for our organization to personally thank Eunice Dutrow, Pete Dutrow and their family for their support and dedication. Not only is the tournament a fundraiser for our organization, it is also a memorial to their husband and father, Dick Dutrow, a long-time Kiwanis member and community supporter,” said Miller.