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Posted: October 18, 2012 8:20 p.m.

GPTC tees up for fundraising

The Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation held a fundraising golf tournament Oct. 15. A total of 50 golfers from around the region participated, enjoying good playing conditions and great camaraderie at Cherokee Run Golf Club in Conyers.

Golfers showcased their varying skills in a scramble tournament, as well as a variety of individual competitions. The format for the tournament was a 4-person scramble. Foursomes teed off the 18-hole round with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at the par-72, 7,016-yard course.
Winners of the tournament were:

• Low Gross team - Daryl Ferguson, Eric Gandy, Leon Hunt and Daryl Walker.

• Second-place winners: Low Gross team - Brian Afanador, Chris Baker, Jim Finger and Brian Onstott.

• Bob Meyer won the "closest to the pin" competition at the 6th hole; Ronnie Hobbs was the victor in the putting competition; and Brian Afanador got a hole-in-one.

The tournament was followed by a reception, at which GPTC President Dr. Jabari Simama extolled the need for support of education. "It is crucial that we keep the focus on educating our community. Today, we've gathered to have fun, but our mission is to help students who are in need of a little financial help to make their dreams a reality," said Simama. The reception also included a raffle and a presentation honoring tournament winners.

"This is great opportunity to reacquaint the college and its foundation with the broader community, as well as to nurture the partnerships between us and the business community," said Val Bates, chairman of the GPTC Foundation and president of KHAFRA Engineering Consultants, Inc.

Early estimates indicate the GPTC Foundation made in excess of $10,000 from the one-day event.

 

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