Salisbury Chamber’s inaugural golf event is big success

The team from the Pohanka Automotive Group were the event winners, holding off Salisbury Independent by a single stroke. From left are: Mark Keplinger, Sandy Fitzgerald Angelo and Jim Chaney.

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce held its inaugural Golf Classic last Friday at Green Hill Country Club, hosting 22 teams.

The day was filled with excitement as Brian Holland of Chesapeake Health Care, who played with PKS & Co., recorded a hole-in-one on the difficult No. 14. The ace secured Holland $25,000 toward the purchase or lease of a Pohanka Automotive vehicle and a $500 Visa Gift Card from Avery Hall Insurance.

Other winners of the day included, first-place gross score of 52, Pohanka Automotive of Salisbury, with team Members Sandy Angello, Steve Emely, Jim Chaney and Mark Keplinger.

The second-place gross winners were Ray Hoy, Greg Thompson, Michael Kennedy and Greg Bassett of the Salisbury Independent’s team, with a  score of 54.

Third place gross went to Christian Phillips, Jeff Auxer, Brandon Tolan and Jimmy Oh of the Devreco Co. with 59.

First-place net was awarded to the Gladden Construction team, Mitch Wyatt, Everett Elliott, Jamie Gladden and Dean Gladden with a 45.5. Second-place net went to Andrea Berstler, Curt Berstler, Jo Ehinson and Margaret Hinson with a 48.

Third-place gross went to Ralph Davis, Linda Davis, Try Davis and Cindy Chambers, finishing with 51.5.

Tony Nichols, Mike Eusebio, Phillip Cheung and Brian Murphee had the high gross — a 72 — winning a round of miniature golf at Old Pro in Ocean City.

Closest to the pin went to Greg DeHaas, with 4 feet 9 inches. Ladies closest to the pin went to Andrea Berstler, with 3 feet 2 inches.

Long drive for men went to Steve Emely; long drive for women went to Linda Davis.

Chamber of Commerce President & Ceo Bill Chambers said the event was a huge success, and the Chamber looks forward to making next year even bigger and better.

WBOC-TV deployed their Chopper 16 helicopter to perform a “50/50 Raffle Ball Drop”, in which they dropped golf balls directly onto the Driving Range. The balls were numbered one to 142, and the numbers weres old at registration for raffle, the goal being to have the ball closest to the hole. The winner, Phil Lovell received $617.50 with the winning ball No. 123.


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