2013-09-19 / Sports

FCMC Golf Tourney Benefits Emergency Department Expansion Project

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Pictured above, left are FCMC tournament winners Emmert Banzhoff, Foster Earley, Tyler Smith and Toby Souders. Pictured above, left are FCMC tournament winners Emmert Banzhoff, Foster Earley, Tyler Smith and Toby Souders. Overcast skies and a consistent breeze didn’t dampen the spirits of 81 golfers who played in the 20th Annual Fulton County Medical Center Foundation Golf Tournament at Great Cove Golf Course on Saturday, September 14.

“To see everyone – sponsors, golfers and volunteers – come together for one cause is very fulfilling,” said Mike Straley, executive director of the FCMC Foundation. “This was truly a team effort to support the Emergency Department Expansion Project.”

The winning team of Tyler Smith, Emmert Banzhoff, Foster Earley and Toby Souders carded a 54 to take home the top prize money and traveling trophy for the second time in three years. The foursome of Andy Washabaugh, Carl Paylor, Jamie Greathead and Denver Trumphower placed second with a 58. For third place with a 60 were the foursomes of Fred Peck, Harold Batdorff, Russell Harmon and Bill Yocum and Matthew Hale, Mark Hale, Tyson Hollibaugh and Gary Bard.

The ever-popular Ball Drop fielded 449 golf balls. Three people split the $1,000 winnings: Marvin Kendall, Robin Straley and Susan Snyder, as a result of their balls landing in the cup.

The Emergency Department Expansion Project began in early July and is scheduled to be completed in October. Once completed, the $250,000 project will provide expanded care, space and services to the community.

“This project is needed based on the rising need of emergent care because more primary care providers are booked so far in advance,” said Dan Swigart, Emergency Department director. “ With new healthcare regulations coming into play, more people will be turning to facilities like ours because of availability, convenience and less wait time.”

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