Golf tournament funds scholarships
The 13th Annual Montrose City Golf Championship was played on a beautiful day in the foothills. There were 50 players trying to win the opportunity to wear the coveted green jacket. Longtime tournament player and former Asian Tour pro Mark Campbell defeated last year's champion Greg Osbourne, golf coach at Glendale Community College, in a playoff. Both golfers fired a 2 under par 52 to qualify for the playoff.
Other flight winners were Rick Dinger of Crescenta Valley Insurance and Bill Rountree. The 2010 team championship was captured by Leo's All-Star. The closest-to-the-pin winners were Mike Perry and Tim Shepard.
The major sponsor for this year's event was Bob Merette of Continental Commercial Group.
â€œThis was another great event made possible by our sponsors and members of our community,â€ said Dinger, who chaired the tournament. â€œI especially want to thank our major sponsor, Bob Merette, for stepping up to the plate. Each year we raise money for college-bound students and have a great time doing it.â€
The proceeds from this event go directly to scholarships for graduating seniors from either Crescenta Valley High School or Clark Magnet that have shown excellence in community involvement, at their place of employment, school activities and academics. At least three scholarships are awarded each year, the Anita Peet Geyer award of $1,500 and two scholarships for $500.
For information about the scholarships, or to participate in next year's event, call the Montrose chamber at (818) 249-7171.