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Team Jones wins festival golf tournament
MARYSVILLE The sport. The food. The tradition.
It was all there on display as 13 teams took to the links in the Strawberry Festival's annual Golf Tournament the morning of June 13.
In the absence of the back-to-back champion WELCO Lumber team, the tournament's results were more Big Brown than Triple Crown with the Edward Jones Investments team of Greg Jensen, Craig Roth, Scott Dudley and Pete Black winning bragging rights and individual trophies. The quartet finished the par 70 Cedarcrest Golf Course with a winning scramble score 14 under par.
While the winning Edward Jones team was among the last to roll in off the greens, the buffet lunch remained stocked until every team had completed the course.
Individual golfers on Edward Jones-sponsored teams won kudos as well, with Jim Bashor earning the award for closest to the pin and Roth taking the prize for longest drive.
With no female golfers in contention this year, the women's closest to the pin and longest drive trophies went unclaimed.
Second place in the tournament went to a group unaffiliated with a local business Dennis Johnson, John Batt, Gordan Rowe and Harvey Toy finished three strokes behind the victors, compiling a 59-stroke game over 18 holes. Third place went to the Clear Image team of Joe Gogel, Fred Gogel, Jeff Miller and Dave Decamp, eight under par.
Steve Muller, whose Edward Jones Investments has helped organize the golf tournament for the last five years, said his company became interested in sponsoring the event out of the office's civic-minded spirit.
"We're just very involved with activities in the community the Strawberry Festival, the royalty," Muller said.
Proceeds from the golf tournament which has been a Strawberry Festival fixture for 20-plus years benefit the Strawberry Festival royalty in the form of scholarships.