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May 14, 2013

Charities are big winners at the Roman Open

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Despite all of the preparation each year, Brown said there are still things that come up with an event that relies on more than 80 volunteers, including 30 board members, to help stage the tournament.

“You do all you can before the tournament, but it is still like herding cats,” Brown said. “There is always something you forget or didn’t expect that you are going to run into. The good thing is that our volunteers come from such a wide variety of businesses that we can usually get it all taken care of.”

Despite the challenges, Brown believes it is all time well spent for the volunteers.

“I believe in charity, and I have seen how this event has changed lives over the years,” he said. “When you see the kids whose lives are changed by the scholarships they receive or the families who are touched by the charities, it makes it all worth it.

“We have so much need in this community, but we have so many people who are willing and working to help fill those needs.”

Morning winners (net scores listed) were: first flight — Rick Hamilton, Joe Honey, Terry Moore and John Rose (50); second flight: Tony Ingle, Chase Jones, Chester King and Pete Purvis (54); Ben Bartre, Joey Jenkins, Lamar Reynolds and J.R. Sheriff (49).

Afternoon winners were: first flight — Wendell Lance, Carey Winkler, Robert Winkler and Willie Winkler (44); second flight — David Gibson, Mike Green, Dustin Guyton and Patton King (50); third flight — Chris Bradley, Wayne Proctor, Mark Ridley and Larry Sims (55).

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