It was a fine day for a round of golf Friday and the Effingham Rotary Club took advantage of the great conditions to hold its first golf tournament. The play took place at the Lost Plantation Golf Club, recently purchased by the city of Rincon.
The teams taking part in the tourney were AJ Lawncare, IDA, Breland Well Drilling, Natro Chem, Georgia Power, Moxley Team, Savannah Christian Church, Savannah West Rotary, Savannah South Rotary, Team SEHS, Team Military Recruiters, TEM Consulting, Coastal Bank, The Hubach Group, Thrivent Financial, Yates Astro and Zittrauer Team.
Team Zittrauer took first place with a 57 while Savannah West Rotary came in second place and Team SEHS got third. Eddie Aenchbacher won closest to the pin on No. 7 and Danny Bragg was closest on No. 11. Michael Tomlinson and Rusty Zittrauer took longest drive honors on holes 4 and 14.
Tournament organizer Lamar Crosby said although they are still tallying up the expenses, it looks like the event raised over $7,000, which will go toward scholarships and other Rotary Club community projects. He said the tally was better than they had originally projected.
Crosby said clubs such as theirs are always looking for ways to raise funds to support their charitable projects. The Rotary Club helps to fund the Treutlen House and Special Olympics in addition to the scholarships.
Crosby said they wanted to thank all the event’s sponsors for making their charitable work possible.