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BASF, Thomas Pars for Paws champions

BIG DOG FLIGHT WINNERS in Monday's annual Sam Howell Pars for Paws Golf Tournament are the BASF Chemical Company team of Quincy, Fla., who are congratulated by the tournament name sake's sister Carol Lewis and her husband Chuck Lewis. From left, Clay Cantley, Jim Evans, Tom Nix, Bill Sibley, Mrs. Lewis and Lewis.|Joe Crine

BASF Chemical Company of Quincy, Fla., and the Thomas Auto Group were champions of the two flights in Monday’s annual Sam Howell Pars for Paws Golf Tournament at Bainbridge Country Club.

The tournament, sponsored by the Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society, is held each year in memory of a man who had a deep love for animals.

Sam Howell, who was also an ardent golfer, provided shelter to dogs, cats and many other animals.

He brought sick animals back to health if humanly possible and eased the suffering of those who could not be helped.

The championship teams were congratulated by the honoree’s sister Carol Lewis and her husband Chuck.

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

The BASF Chemical Company team of Quincy, Fla., won the Big Dog Flight with a round of 23 under par 49. Team members were Clay Cantley, Jim Evans, Tommy Nix and Bill Sibley.

LITTLE DOG FLIGHT WINNERS in Monday's annual Sam Howell Pars for Paws Golf Tournament are the Thomas Auto Group team. From left, Bob Hobson, David Chalker, Bradley Davis and John Rollins.|Joe Crine

The Thomas Auto Group team won the Little Dog Flight with a 19-under-par round of 53. Team members were Bob Hobson, David Chalker, Bradley Davis and John Rollins.

A number of individual feats were also achieved at the tournament.

Clay Cantley had the longest drive on hole number 18, Misty Brown had the ladies longest drive on hole number 9, Frank Loeffler had the longest drive on hole number 7 and Joe Putnal was closest to the pin on hole number 7.