Riles golf tournament successful

Published 2:32 pm Friday, April 16, 2010

The four-man team of Tommy Nix, Al Bailey, Mike Jones and Kirk Chambers won the fifth annual Bainbridge High School Deltrice Riles Memorial Sports Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament last Saturday with a round of 16-under-par 56 at Donalsonville Country Club.

Second place went to the team of M.T. Brown Jr., David Clark, Curtis Powell and Timothy Cleveland. They were just one stroke behind with a 15-under-par 57.

The tournament was directed by Gary Riles, whose son, Deltrice, who played baseball and football for the Bearcats, lost his life in a March 3, 2005, trucking accident.

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Riles termed the event a big success.

“We had a good field of golfers and the tournament really went well,” Riles said.

Riles’ brother, former Major League Baseball player Ernie Riles, uncle of the late BHS athlete for whom the tournament is in honor and memory of, was also a tournament participant.

Special honors went to David Clark for the longest drive, Kirk Chambers for closest to the pin on hole No. 1 and Timothy Cleveland for closest to the pin on hole No. 2.

The tournament was played under a four-man team scramble format with each team member’s second shot being hit from the spot of the longest tee shot.