2015-09-17 / Sports

Rain-Soaked Golfers Support Sold-Out FCMC Golf Tourney


Pictured, left, are FCMC Foundation Golf Tournament winners Troy Buterbaugh, John Williams, Dave Williams and Marvin Kendall. Pictured, left, are FCMC Foundation Golf Tournament winners Troy Buterbaugh, John Williams, Dave Williams and Marvin Kendall. A rainbow appeared in Fulton County at 7 a.m. last Saturday. Two hours later heavy rains greeted golfers as they were readying themselves for the 22nd annual Fulton County Medical Center Foundation Golf Tournament at Great Cove Golf Course.

“It was a sign of things to come,” said Mike Straley, FCMC Foundation executive director. “This is the second consecutive year we’ve had rain on the day of our tournament, but once again the golfers were resilient in their attitudes of supporting our tournament. It was pouring rain and the golfers were chatting and laughing like it was sunny and 70 degrees. I can’t say enough good things about our volunteers, sponsors and golfers who made it happen.”

“Despite the challenging weather, the golfers’ attitudes were positive, helpful and contagious, which in this case is good for a hospital function,” mused Bill Dovey, FCMC board chair.

The tournament proceeds will pay for surgical services equipment. “We should be close to raising $30,000 for the four pieces of equipment,” said Straley. “I would say the rainbow was a sign of things to come. We are grateful for all the support.”

One hundred raindrenched golfers stayed on the course until 11:30 a.m., when the tournament was called because the heavy rains were causing deteriorating course conditions.

Based on seven holes played, the following teams placed:

First Flight:

First – Dave Williams, John Williams, Troy Buterbaugh and Marvin Kendall (-7); second – John Mixell, Jim Truax, Ron Maslanik and Emmert Banzhoff (-6); third – Craig Paylor, Brett Cornelius, Lisa Cornelius and Jack Cornelius (-5).

Second Flight

First – Chad Buterbaugh Scott Buterbaugh Bob Paruch and Alan Shives (-3); second – Gary Strobert, John Kanovich, Cory Houck and Jason Goshorn (-2); third – David Behnke, David Nunamaker, Reid Clark and Rick Strait (-2)

Third Flight

First – Jen Garlock, Nicolas Boyron, Tracy Hollinshead and Jeremy Garlock (+1); second – Eric Baines, Kori Baines, Jim McGee and Lisa McGee (+1); third – Andy Washabaugh, Brian Smith and Walter Timby (+2).

The following sponsors supported the tournament: JPT Healthcare Consultants, Keller Engineers, JLG, BB&T, Alexander Financial Group, Palmer Construction, Bulldog Office Products, Post and Schell, Arnett Carbis and Toothman, Pinnacle Health, Washabaugh Enterprises, A2Z Healthcare IT Consulting LLC, Acmeware, Abeles Investment Group, Fulton Diagnostic Radiology, Associated Radiologists, F&M Trust, Pathologists, LifeNet, Robert Snyder Insurance, CE Services, McKesson, FCMC Medical

Staff, Reschini Group, Aegis Group, Fulton Behavioral Health Services, Medline, Henderson Group, Dick’s Homecare, HMC, David Behnke, Respi-Tech, McLaughlin’s Drug Store, Jack Steel, DDS, Park Place, David Behnke, HJ Sims, Fulton County Chamber of Commerce, Nanosphere, Reclamere, Terry Lopus, Parr’s Pro Hearing, Hometown Pharmacy Solutions, Eckert Seamans, Del Martin Inc. and Everett Pharmacy.

The following contributed in-kind sponsorships: Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Hamilton Nissan-Hyundai, Mercersburg Printing, McDonald’s, Taylor Made Golf Co., Kline Tours, Fast- Signs, Canteen, Roar-ing Spring Water, Tuscarora Mt. Winery, Harrisburg Dairies, Sheetz, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Golfsmith, Warrior Golf, US Foods, Hustontown Country Market, Fulton Beverage, Comcast, Richard and Mary Straley, Jet Services and Michael and Robin Straley, and Mc- Con-nellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. 56.

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