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Golf Classic Raises $62,000 for Project HOPE


Sonora Regional Medical Center’s 19th Annual Golf Classic was a big success thanks to the contributions of sponsors, donors, players and volunteers. This year’s event was held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Greenhorn Creek Golf Club in Angels Camp. Seventy-five sponsors and 132 players helped raise $62,000 to support Project HOPE, a twice-a-week, free health clinic at the Crossroads Shopping Center and InterFaith.

The day couldn’t have been better: lovely weather, a fun course, a variety of wildlife and great food and service provided by the Greenhorn Creek Golf Club staff.

The winning golfers were:

1st Place Low Gross – Mike Keckler, Blake Ollar, Doug Johnson and Brad Shannon

1st Place Low Net – Bruce Chan, Randy Dodd, Wally Hutcheson and Pete Axelson

2nd Place Low Net – Derek Allman, Carnel Hawkins, Mark DeAnda and Dan Lippstreau

3rd Place Low Net – Tim Slayton, Chris Vilhauer, James Alit and Matt Van Wart

Closest to the Pins:

# 3 – James Alit (3’4-1/2”)

# 6 – Nick Parry (7’ 0”)

#8 – Blake Ollar (13’ 9”)

#13 – Karen Wilhelm (6”)

#15 – Daniel Dubose, MD (9’ 8”)

Longest Drive - Men – Serge Kiriluk

Longest Drive - Women – Karen Wilhelm

Longest Putt – Guy Martin (30’ 1”)

Accuracy Drive – Stacey Dodge (7’ 6”)

Putting Contest – Jason Dubose

Helicopter Ball Drop Contest – Kim Ingraham, Teresa Lewis, Mike Schussel and Sue Urquhart

The Medical Center would like to thank Helicopter Ball Drop Sponsor Black Oak Casino Resort; Tournament Sponsors Comcast Business and Sonora Hills Community; Corporate Sponsors Adventist Health, Affiliates in Imaging, Blue Mountain Minerals, Clarke Broadcasting Corp., Oak Valley Community Bank and Sierra Cardiology and Sound Physicians; Contest Sponsors Delta Blood Bank and Sonora Ford; Major Sponsors California Gold Development Corp., Grant Mercantile Agency, MACT Health Board, Medical Solutions, The Murphys Historic Hotel, Save Mart Supermarkets, Sierra Emergency Medical Group. Special thanks to Hole-in-One Sponsor, Sonora Ford, who offered a 2015 Ford Edge as the hole-in-one prize (unfortunately, no takers this year!).

The Golf Classic Committee was chaired by Tuolumne County Sheriff Jim Mele and was joined by committee members Kathren Alexander, Albert Barreno, Katie Dunn, Larry Jobe, Elizabeth Jones, Lisa Melville, Chuck Milazzo, Tom Nischwitz, Shirley Sarno and Mark Steichen.