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Howell tournament aids Humane Society

The team of Donald Barber, Phil Long, Rusty Davis and David Donalson won the annual Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society-sponsored Sam Howell Pars for Paws Memorial Golf Tournament Monday at Bainbridge Country Club with a 15-under-par round of 57.

The tournament, which is in its fifth year, was renamed in 2009 in honor and memory of Sam Howell, who passed away Jan. 14, 2008, because of his life long love and care of animals and his avid enjoyment of golf.

The tournament was played under a four-person scramble format with each team member hitting their second shot from the spot of the longest tee shot.

Presenting the winning team with their championship plaque was Carol Lewis, sister of the late tournament honoree.

Humane Society President Pam Immendorf was also on hand to congratulate the winners and thank the golfers for playing.

The team of Mrs. Lewis, her husband, Chuck; their daughter, Misty Brown, and their son-in-law, Scott Brown, tied for first with the Barber, Long, Davis and Donalson team with a 15-under-par round of 57 following the regulation 18 holes of play.

The tie was broken by a shoot out on hole No. 18. Each team member hit a shot from 100 yards out and the shooter who was closest to the pin earned his team the victory. Donald Barber had the winning shot.

Several individual awards were presented Monday as well. The longest senior drive award went to Julian Branch, the longest putt on hole No. 18 award went to Tom Conway, the longest drive on hole No. 18 award went to Ed Jordan, the ladies longest drive on hole No. 9 award went to Misty Brown and the closet to the pin award on hole No. 7 went to Woodie Warr.