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MRH Foundation golf tournament sells out, raises more than $13K for medical office building

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More than 100 golfers teed off Friday for the Memorial Regional Health Foundation's 19th annual golf tournament.
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Under a clear blue sky and temperatures rising above 90 degrees, more than 100 golfers teed off in the Memorial Regional Health Foundation’s 19th annual golf tournament Friday.

19th annual Memorial Regional Health Foundation golf tournament

Gross winners

1st place: Mary Hammond, Kristine Cooper, Shandy Deakins and Vicki Mims

2nd place: Brett Etzler, Joe Belcher, Matt Meisengeier, Bennie Brackett

3rd place: Jason Huey, Sean Conley, Chris Lueddeke, Derrick Webb

Net

1st place: Joe Padon, Brady Virden, Shane Camilletti, Sandy Camilletti

2nd place: Derek Duran, Ryan Duran, Glen Gutenberg, Gary Tueters

3rd place: Brent Cook, Brooke Hahn, Connor Etzler, Keenan Bruchez

Special Contest Winners

Closest to the pin: Sherri Appold and Don Jones

Straightest drive: Adam West

During a summer when other golf tournaments have seen a decline in participation, this year’s MRH Foundation tournament was sold out with 28 teams and 112 golfers participating.

“We’ve always had overwhelming support,” said Memorial Regional Health Foundation Director Eva Peroulis. “There’s a lot of tradition around this tournament and we work hard to keep it affordable. It’s also typically a really fun tournament with a lot of the same local faces year after year.”

The Foundation’s fundraising goal is $10,000, which they typically exceed, according to Peroulis, who has been at the helm of the Foundation since 2006.

“This year, I think we’ll hit $12,000,” Peroulis said.

By the end of the tournament, Peroulis reported that the foundation raised a record $13,887.

Proceeds from this year’s tournament are earmarked for the new infusion area that will be located inside of the MRH Medical Office Building slated to open in late September.