Eighth annual Chamber golf tournament successful
Foursomes fielded by 33 area businesses took part in the eighth annual Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce golf tournament at Cacapon State Park. One hundred thirty-two golfers competed with monies raised dedicated to the Chamber's new Morgan County map project.
"The event was a tremendous success," Tom Rokisky, golf tournament co-chair said. "The new Morgan County maps are a much needed improvement for navigating the area. The Chamber has donated maps to local emergency service agencies. They are available to Chamber members and the public for a nominal fee. We also are excited about hosting our next tournament. We have already reserved the course for the ninth annual tournament next June 4."
Unfortunately, no player on the course aced the hole-in-one challenges sponsored by Eddie's Tire Service and Hamilton Nissan. No one drove home in the 2007 Nissan pickup truck, the prize for a hole-in-one on #15.
Flight One first place team - Splish Splash Auto Bath, players Jay Lawyer, Steve Buser, Mike Halterman and Ryan Waugh; second place team - Timothy Close Insurance, players Tim Close, Aaron Close, Brad Close and Tom Boyle; third place team - Jeff Burnell Insurance, players Lucas Tomalson, Hunter Hurt, Doug Michael and Chuck Weber.
Second Flight first place team - Eddie's Tire Service, players Terry Craven, Charles Carpenter, Chad Carpenter and Ira Manley; second place team - Luke Christie-State Farm Insurance, players Luke Christie, Kent Kesecker, Eric Gates, and Horace Blankenship; third place team - Mountain View Builders, players Al Berge, Steve Grove, Chad Christian and Jason Arnold.
Other winners included Closest to the Pin - Chad Carpenter, Aaron Close, Chris Hoffmaster and Kent Kesecker; Men's Longest Drive - Brad Linsenmeyer and Women's Longest Drive - Tracey Eberling.
The Chamber recognized all teams, corporate sponsors and donors at the picnic luncheon after the tournament. Gold Corporate Sponsors included: Blue Flame, Carl M. Freeman Companies, CNB Bank, Firebrand Media, H&H Well Drilling, Luke Christie-State Farm Insurance, MDG Companies of West Virginia, Mountaineer Materials Handling, Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC, Thomas A. Close, CPA and Trump & Trump.
Lunch was sponsored by Snyder Environmental Services, Clark's/Thompson Gas and William H. Gordon Associates.
The beverage cart was sponsored by Berkeley Springs Moose Lodge #1483, Carl M. Freeman Companies, H.B. Mellott Estate, J. Philip Kesecker, Smith Nadenbousch Insurance, MDG Companies of West Virginia and Valley Health.
"The management and staff of the Cacapon Golf Course were instrumental in the success of the tournament. Charlie Fields and all his staff provided outstanding service," Roger Salen co-chair said. "We also recognize Rob Ford of Bob's Big Beef for the generous donation of the tent."
The tournament was planned by Chamber members Bob Marggraf, Dale Moser, Lyn Goodwin, Roger Salen, Tom Rokisky and Beth Curtin. Helping with arrangements and the day of the activity Denise Bergen, Dennis Curtin, Judy Fisher, Carrie Jenkins, Sam Marshall and Laura Smith.