Green and Horne win Riles MemorialPublished 12:24pm Tuesday, July 2, 2013
A teenage Bainbridge duo won the Deltrice Riles Memorial Scholarship golf tournament, held June 22 at the Donalsonville Country Club.
Current Bainbridge High School golfer Matthew Green and recent BHS graduate Kyle Horne teamed up to shoot a 67, or five strokes under-par.
Fourteen two-man teams competed in the event, which was played as a two-man scramble format.
“We appreciate everyone who came out this year, and also thank our sponsors,” said tournament organizer Gary Riles.
Finishing second was the team of Eddie Mitcheson and Tim Leedon, of Albany, Ga., who shot a 70, or two strokes under-par.
Green was also awarded for having the longest drive of the day. Lester Bishop won the “Closest Shot to Pin” award.
No one hit a hole-in-one, although several golfers came close, Riles said.
The tournament was established by Gary Riles in memory of his son Deltrice, who passed away in a trucking accident on March 3, 2005. Deltrice Riles played baseball and football during his time at Bainbridge High School.
Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Deltrice Riles Memorial Scholarship, given each year by his family to a graduating BHS senior who demonstrates strong character, outstanding leadership and concern for others.