There were plenty of smiles and great times had over the weekend just south of town at Raintree Golf Course, as the Upson-Lee football team hosted their annual Upson-Lee Kick-off Classic golf tournament. Over the two-day tournament, 56 two-man teams enjoyed the course, which was obvious by some of the extremely low scores posted over the weekend.
Players from town joined players from across the state and beyond, including Thomaston natives who have moved from their hometown. Everyone seemingly had a blast, sharing stories about golf, football, and their families with friends of new and old.
“The golf tournament was a success once again,” said Knights’ Head Coach Tommy Watson. “We had a great turn out with 56 teams, which just showed us that we will continue to have the tournament for as long as people enjoy playing in it. It was great to see friends from the community, and friends from other areas which I had not seen for quite a while. The Knights really appreciate the great turn out, and we hope to see some of those same faces on Friday nights in the fall. It was just a blast, and we look forward to doing it all again next year.”
The tournament was broken down into five flights, with first, second, and third place winners in the first four flights. Prizes were awarded for the top five places in the last flight. Here is a look at the final scores for each flight.
1st place: Clay Stephenson/Chad Wilson: 64-62/126
2nd place: Johnny McElroy/Billy Peyton: 66-64/130
2nd place: Al Jernigan/Sonny Trammell: 66-64/130
2nd place: Ryan Howard/Scott Murphy: 68-62/130
1st place: Steve Long/Charles McDaniel: 65-67/132
1st place: Randy Oglesby/Dan Wall: 66-66/132
3rd place: Darrell Camps/Chuck Hartley: 69-66/135
1st place: Laddie Fulcher/Kenny Fulcher: 68-68/136
2nd place: Mike Hickman/Roger Onstott: 69-69/138
2nd place: Jonathan Broadnax/Kevin Woodruff: 65-73/138
1st place: Alex Oglesby/Ryan Shurley: 64-67/131
2nd place: Gary Shultz/Scott Shultz: 69-66/135
3rd place: Mike Greason/Jason Jospeh: 71-67/138
1st place: Todd Davis/Kyle Woodruff: 74-69/143
2nd place: Zack Ford/Walker Searcy: 70-74/144
3rd place: Wayne Puckett/Chris Smith: 76-71/147
4th place: Robbie Blount/Heath Clay: 75-73/148
5th place: Wes McCard/Scott Roberts: 77-72/149
The Upson-Lee football team would like to thank their sponsors for the tournament: 1st Franklin Finance, 7-11 Grocery, Ace Cleaners, Afford-A-Bail Bonding, AgSouth Farm Credit, AIG Financial Advisers, Allie David Formal, American Pie, Angela Clark Ins/Progress, Aqua Unlimited & Tropical Gifts, BB&T, Big Chic, Blimpie, Central Supply Co., Century 21 Adams-Harvey, Cherokee Pharmacy, Coggins Funeral Home, Colony Bank, Connell & Wheeler, Daniel Bridges M.D., Diversified Site Solutions, Gary Johnson Agency, Heaven Scent, Hughston Clinic, Hypertension & Nephrology, Ingles, Kay Robinson State Farm, Kenny’s Collision, King Education Services, Law Offices of Adams/Barfield/Baity, Law Office of Richard Bridges, Lovejoy Lawn Care & Landscape, Northside Drugs, Marks Automotive, Michael T. Allen D.D.S., Middle Georgia Carpets, Mt. View Baptist Church, Norris’ Restaurant, Northside Superette, One Call Now, Orthopedic Sports, Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home, Pediatrics of Thomaston, Piggy Park, Pitts Plumbing, Practice Limited, Quad Graphics, Reems Formal Wear, Rescue Me, Riverbend Restaurant, Roof Doctor, Sarah Armstrong School of Dance, Small World Child Care, Southside Auto Sales, South Wood Outdoors, Stubby’s Wings, Tasty Shoppe/DPA Photo, Thank You Coaches, The Potting Shed, The Wing Shack, Thomaston Animal Hospital, Thomaston Prescription Shop, The Thomaston Times, Traditions, Turkey Creek Snacks, Twice the Ice, UL North Elementary, ULMS Intramural Football, United Bank, Upson-Lee High School, Upson-Lee Middle School, UL South Elementary, Varsity Sports, Virginia Well Co, West Central Georgia Bank, and Willis Air.