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Inaugural KC Cotton Cup event draws 102 golfers
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–More than 100 golfers turned out for the inaugural Kaufman County Cotton Cup Classic golf tournament at the Cedar Creek Country Club Monday.
The tournament offered two formats – scramble play, which drew 17 teams, and individual stroke play, which drew six teams, tournament chairman Lee Ayers reported.
Such a turnout on the first year of the tournament was extremely heartening, Ayers said, adding it was the first tournament in the county’s history to pit teams from one city against another city.
“My biggest hope is that next year, we’ll have two or three teams out of the Mabank/Kemp area participating,” Ayers said.
The tournament raised more than $7,500 toward the $30,000 needed to match a grant to build a Child’s Advocacy Center in the county.
Two members of the successful Kaufman team led the stroke play, as both Rodney Wray and Steve Rogers posted rounds of 76. Both men donated their cash prizes toward the tournament’s proceeds.
Joining Wray and Rogers to grab the initial win of the new Kaufman County Cotton Cup were Andrew Jordan, Lance Thompson, Johnny Countryman, Rod Adams, Bill Strutton and Marty Jackson.
The foursome of Rusty Samples, Reagan Smith, Mike Smith and Cary Harwell won the scramble play, posting a net score of 57 and an adjusted score of 37, including the group’s handicap.
American National Bank was a major sponsor for the tournament.
Other sponsors included R&J Trailers, KbarS Ranch (the Hebb family), Hanover Property Company/Devonshire, and Coldwell Banker/Advantage Realty.
Other sponsors were American National Bank of Forney, American National Bank Wealth Management Group of Terrell, County Sheriff David Byrnes, Mesquite Plumbing, Presbyterian Hospital, Stanley Chevrolet/Pontiac, TCOR, Tridell Limited and Vista Wall of Terrell.
Mark Whitley posted the longest drive on Hole No. 1, while Kenny Cox posted the Closest to the Pin shot on Hole No. 17.

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