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Hillbilly is a success for 22nd year in a row

Thursday, August 10, 2006

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Big group of golfers enjoys the Hillbilly Close to 100 golfers participated in the 22nd annual Hillbilly Golf Tournament held Aug. 3 and 4 at the Cassville Golf Course. Committee members who organized the event included Randy Stockton, Bob Allen, Mark Smith, Stan Kelley, Valarie Hutchens and Amy White. Players and volunteers who helped support the event are pictured above. Democrat Photo
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A total of 96 golfers, representing local industries and businesses, participated in the 22nd annual Hillbilly Golf Tournament held Aug. 3 and 4 at the Cassville Golf Course. The event is held each year as a way to thank industries and businesses for their investment in the Cassville economy.

The tournament concluded with the awarding of plaques to the first, second and third place teams.

Members of the winning team were Curt Roland, Chris Piatchek, Mike Frye and Bob White. Second place team members included Randy Watson, Doug Nickle, Jeff McCaffery and Jim Craig. Third place team members were Charlie Steward, Bob Johnson, Galen Shoemaker and Glen Urban.

Other tournament winners announced on Aug. 3 were: Jon Horner, closest to the pin on #6; John Baughn, closest to the pin on #11; Butch Vondrehl, longest putt on #18; David Cole, closest to the pin on #17; Ralph Nolan, closest to the pin on #8; and Bob Allen, line drive on #2.

Aug. 4 winners included: Randy Watson, closest to the pin on #6; David Cupps, closest to the pin on #11; John Darnold, longest putt on #18; Bob Johnson, closest to the pin on #17; David Shepherd, closest to the pin on #8; and Mike Worthington, line drive on #2.

The Hillbilly Tournament is made possible each year by the generous support of area sponsors. This year's sponsors include: Justin Industries; George's; Freedom Bank; Les Jacobs Ford-Mercury; Luck E Strike; Willis Insurance; Chris Piatchek; Barry Electric; Cassville Democrat; Commerce Bank; Security Bank; Century Tel; Hutchens Construction; Arning; Able 2; Missouri Gas & Energy; City of Cassville; Fasco; John Waggoner; First State Bank; Cassville Schools; and Cassville Golf Club.

Hole sponsors were: Luck E Strike, Les Jacobs Ford, Willis Insurance, Chris Piatchek, Hutchens Construction, Fasco, Arning, City of Cassville, Security Bank and Commerce Bank.

The tournament is organized by members of the Hillbilly Committee who include Randy Stockton, Bob Allen, Mark Smith, Stan Kelley, Valarie Hutchens and Amy White. Phyllis and Truman Baker were also recognized for their support.



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